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Leighton, Ann, 1902?-1985.
American gardens in the eighteenth century.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1976
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|Notes:||Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Account of plants and gardens in the eighteenth century based on letters, journals, invoices, and books of men and women such as George Washington, Manasseh Cutler, and Jane Colden, who were interested in the discovering, growing, and exchanging of plants of the New and Old World. Includes an alphabetical listing of the plants mentioned in the text, and an extensive bibliography which includes information on where each title may be found.
Introduction: Like birds on a gate -- "All was Virginia" -- "Seed of a nation" -- Voyages to Carolina -- Naturalists and botanists -- Gardeners and collectors -- American husbandry -- "Every man his own doctor" -- Eighteenth-century American vegetables -- Fruits -- "Rid to all my plantations" -- "To be got when I can" -- Catalogues and lists -- Landskip and offskip -- The American way -- An appendix of the plants most frequently cultivated in eighteenth-century American gardens -- Collinson's list of seeds and plants.
|Description:||xxi, 514 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||by Ann Leighton [i.e. I.L.L. Smith] ; with illustrations of the period.|
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