Map of Arnold Arboretum showing location of the trees and shrubs
- Map of Arnold Arboretum showing location of the trees and shrubs
- Title (alt.):
Arnold Arboretum (Harvard University) Jamaica Plain, Mass
Arnold Arboretum’s design was the result of a collaboration between Frederick Law Olmsted and amateur horticulturalist Charles Sargent. Situated on the former site of the Bussey family farm, the Arboretum was established in 1872 with the bequest of James Arnold, a New Bedford whaling merchant. In 1882, Harvard and the City of Boston reached a unique arrangement: Harvard transferred the Arboretum’s land to the City as part of its public park system; in turn, the City leases the property to Harvard for a thousand years, leaving control of the collections with Arboretum staff. Created in 1900, this map shows the locations of trees, shrubs, and pathways designed by Olmsted, which remain largely unchanged to this day.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Jamaica Plain (Boston, Mass.)--Maps
Jamaica Plain (Boston, Mass.)
Suffolk (county)BostonJamaica Plain
- 1 map : col. ; 47 x 89 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Boston, Mass :
G.H. Walker & Co.
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
Includes index to location of trees.
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Boston in the Gilded Age: Mapping Public Places" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012-2013.
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
- Call #:
G3764.B6:2A7 1900 .M3