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BOX 48-55  REEL 41-47 Speeches and Writings File, 1839-1903
Handwritten, typewritten, galley proof, and printed copies of speeches, lectures, articles, essays, reports, and books with notes and other material.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 48  REEL 41 1839 , "The Lungs of London," Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (typed copy)
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1843 , "Real China" (draft and typed copy)
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circa 1848 , "A Talk About Public Parks and Gardens," Horticulturist (typed copy)
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circa 1849
"Critique on the July Horticulturist," Horticulturist (typed copy); On rural cemeteries, Horticulturist (typed copy)
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1850 , "The Derby Arboretum," Horticulturist (typed copy)
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circa 1851
"Mr. Downing's Letters From England," Horticulturist (typed copy)
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"The New-York Park," Horticulturist (typed copy)
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1854, Sept. 4 , extracts from a letter of Adolf Douai concerning Germans and slavery in Texas; a plan for the formation of a free western Texas
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circa 1854 , instructions for mountain artillery (notes)
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circa 1857 , "A New Song on the New Reservoir," composed by Hough O'Reilly Gardner
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1860, "Nebraska in Germany" (book review)
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circa 1860-1870
"History of Civilization in the United States" (unpublished book)
Drafts, notes, and fragments
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BOX 49  REEL 42 5 of 6
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Drafts and notes of chapter entitled "A Pioneer Community of the Present Day: Mariposa"
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BOX 49  REEL 43 6 of 6
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1862 , on the Negro population of the Sea Islands, argument addressed to the secretary of the treasury (draft and typed copy)
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circa 1863 , journey in the West (diary-type notes)
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BOX 50  REEL 43 circa 1864
"Manganese-Notes From Prof. Blake's Rept." (handwritten notes)
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"Plan of Narrative for Clarks and Yosemite" (draft)
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1866 , A Few Things To Be Thought of Before Proceeding To Plan Buildings for the National Agricultural Colleges (New York: American News Co. 23 pp.)
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circa 1866-1870 , on education and common schools (fragment)
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1870 , Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns; Read Before the American Social Science Association at the Lowell Institute, Boston, Feb. 25, 1870 (Cambridge, Mass.: Printed for the American Social Science Association at the Riverside Press. 36 pp.)
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circa 1870 , drafts of preface (unpublished) to Andrew Jackson Downing's Cottage Residences of Landscape Gardening
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1871 , disposition regarding Blake's stone breaker (draft)
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1873 , "The Eucalyptus, or Fever Tree," letter to the editor, Druggist (clipping)
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1875
Notes on activities, June-Sept. 1875
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"Park," American Cyclopaedia (clipping and notes)
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circa 1875
"Observations on Future of New York" (notes)
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"Passages in the Life of an Unpractical Man" (draft)
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1876
"Mr. Olmsted on Landscape Gardening," letter to the editor, Garden, 12 Aug. (clipping)
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Tree museum, draft of proposal to the Board of Commissioners, New York, N.Y.
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1877
"Landscape Gardening," Johnson's New Universal Cyclopaedia (clipping)
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Draft of "New York State Capitol Address" read before the Senate Finance Committee, Albany, N.Y., 6 Mar.
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1879 , on Riverside Park, New York, N.Y., corrected notes
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[188?] , "The History of Streets", read before the Brookline, Mass. Club, draft
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BOX 51  REEL 44 circa 1880 , "Influence," draft and typed copy
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circa 1880-1890
On gardening, landscape architecture, etc., notes and fragments
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BOX 52  REEL 45 "Relation of Architecture to Landscape Architecture: Use and Misuse of Landscape Architecture Terms" (typed lecture to architecture students)
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Lectures to architecture students (notes and fragments)
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