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A Guide to the Charles F. Gillette Photographs, 1905-1970 Gillette, F. Charles, Photographs, 1905-1970 11083

A Guide to the Charles F. Gillette Photographs 1905-1970

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Accession Number 11083


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
11083
Title
Charles F. Gillette Photographs, 1905-1970
Physical Characteristics
There are 270 items in this collection.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of photographs, 1905-1970 and undated, of historic gardens, buildings and estates from the files of Charles Freeman Gillette (1886-1969), a Richmond landscape architect, including homes, restoration work at Colonial Williamsburg and Monticello, churches, the Cape Henry lighthouse, cemeteries, and other structures.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Charles F. Gillette Photographs, 1905-1970, Accession #11083, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Processing Information

These photographs were transferred from the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library to Special Collections in 1990 but were not accessioned until March 17, 1993.


Biographical/Historical Information

Charles Freeman Gillette (1886-1969) was a Richmond landscape architect. A native of Wisconsin, he was born in Chippewa Falls on March 14, 1886, to Orlando Gillette (d. 1926) and Katy Melville Gillette (d. 1927). He began his apprenticeship in landscape architecture with Warren Manning (1860-1938), a Boston landscape designer, in 1909. His first assignment was at Chelmsford, the Elon Huntington Hooker estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. In 1912, he married Ellen Cogswell (1880-1967), the daughter of Fillmore and Lillian Patterson Cogswell. Some notable Gillette landscape projects in Virginia include the grounds of Richmond College (1911); Nelson House in Yorktown (1915); Kenmore (1924); Virginia House and Agecroft Hall (1927); and the Executive Mansion garden (1954). For a very fine book discussing the career of Charles F. Gillette see Genius in the Garden Charles F. Gillette & Landscape Architecture in Virginia by George C. Longest.

Scope and Content Information

This collection contains photographos of Virginia homes, estates and gardens. They include snapshots of older homes and sites, chiefly in Albemarle County, Va., photographed for their historical value and containing notes on the verso commenting on the original owners,unusual architectural details, or directions to the site. There are also professional photographs of well-known Virginia buildings, many of whose gardens were designed by Gillette. In addition there are copies of photographs of historical Gloucester County homes, 1905; and the 1970 report of the Historical Richmond Foundation.

Contents List

Albemarle County -- "Ash Lawn" n.d.
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Bellair" 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Blue Ridge Farm" -- Greenwood 1937 & n.d.
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Brown's Cove" n.d.
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Castle Hill" n.d.
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Cliffside" 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Edgemont" 1932
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Enniscorthy" (Coles Burying Ground) 1932
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Estouteville" n.d.
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Farmington" n.d.
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Glendower" 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Hampstead" 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- House at Jonson's Mill, originally Cole's Mill n.d.
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- Milton 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Monticello" 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Mount Air" 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Mount Pleasant" 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Quandry" 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- Rivanna River Viaduct n.d.
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Sherwood" 1933
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Tallwood" n.d.
Box: 1
Albemarle County -- "Viewmont," Joshua Fry House n.d.
Box: 1
Augusta County -- "Folly" (Serpentine Wall) n.d.
Box: 1
Bedford County -- "Poplar Forest" n.d.
Box: 1
Charles City County -- "Berkeley" n.d.
Box: 1
Charles City County -- "Shirley n.d.
Box: 1
Charles City County -- "Westover" n.d.
Box: 1
Charlottesville -- "Old Hotel," near railroad tracks n.d.
Box: 1
[Charlottesville?] -- "Woodlawn" n.d.
Box: 1
Colonial Beach -- George Washington Birthplace (Popes Creek Plantation, later "Wakefield") n.d.
Box: 1
Fairfax County -- "Gunston Hall" n.d.
Box: 1
Fairfax County -- "Gunston Hall" n.d.
Box: 1
Fairfax County -- "Mt. Vernon" (Gardens_ 1935 & n.d.
Box: 1
Fairfax County -- "Gunston Hall" n.d.
Box: 1
Fredericksburg -- Federal Hill Summer House n.d.
Box: 1
Fredericksburg -- James Monroe Law Office n.d.
Box: 1
Fredericksburg -- "Kenmore" n.d.
Box: 1
Fredericksburg -- Mary Washington House n.d.
Box: 1
Fredericksburg -- Rising Sun Tavern n.d.
Box: 1
Gloucester County -- Abington Church n.d.
Box: 1
Gloucester County -- Miscellaneous Homes (Booklet) ca. 1905
Box: 1
Gloucester County -- Ware Church n.d.
Box: 1
Halifax County -- "Berry Hill" n.d.
Box: 1
Henrico County -- "Wilton" n.d.
Box: 1
Historica Richmond Foundation Report & Portfolio of Illustrations n.d.
Box: 1
James City County -- "Carter's Grove" n.d.
Box: 1
Jamestown -- "Old Church Tower" n.d.
Box: 1
Lancaster County -- Christ Church n.d.
Box: 1
Loudon County -- "Morven Park" (Garden) n.d.
Box: 1
Loudon County -- "Oak Hill" n.d.
Box: 1
Loudon County -- "Oatlands" n.d.
Box: 1
[Middlesex County?] -- "Wilton" on Pianketank n.d.
Box: 1
Nelson County -- "Edgewood" 1932
Box: 1
Nelson County -- "Edgewood" (Tucker Cottage) 1932
Box: 1
Norfolk -- Myers House n.d.
Box: 1
Norfolk -- St. Paul's Church n.d.
Box: 1
Orange County -- "Barboursville" n.d.
Box: 1
Orange County -- "Montpelier" (Gardens) n.d.
Box: 1
[Madison County] -- "Woodberry Forest" (Garden) n.d.
Box: 1
Prince George County -- "Upper Brandon" n.d.
Box: 2
Princess Anne County -- Adam Thoroughgood House n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond -- "Agecroft Hall" 1933
Box: 2
Richmond -- "Battle Abbey" n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond -- Edgar Allan Poe House n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond -- The Marshall House n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond -- "Reveille" 1934
Box: 2
Richmond -- St. John's Church n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond -- State Capitol Building n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond -- "Virginia House" 1936 & n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond -- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond -- White House of the Confederacy n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond -- "Wickham-Valentine House" n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond County -- "Farnham Church" n.d.
Box: 2
Richmond County -- "Mt. Airy" n.d.
Box: 2
Stafford County -- Acquia Church n.d.
Box: 2
Surry County -- "Chippokes" n.d.
Box: 2
Surry County -- Claremont ca. 1930
Box: 2
Surry County -- "Eastover" n.d.
Box: 2
Surry County -- Warren House 1935
Box: 2
Virginia Beach -- Cape Henry Lighthouse n.d.
Box: 2
Westmoreland County -- "Straford" n.d.
Box: 2
Wiliamsburg -- Bruton Parish Church n.d.
Box: 2
Wiliamsburg (Colonial) -- Gardens n.d.
Box: 2
Wiliamsburg (Colonial) -- St. George Tucker House n.d.
Box: 2
Yorktown -- "York Hall" 1937
Box: 2
Port Tobacco, Maryland -- "Habre-de-Venture" n.d.
Box: 2
Port Tobacco, Maryland -- "La Grange" n.d.
Box: 2
Talbot County, Maryland -- "Wye House" n.d.
Box: 2
Cincinnati, Ohio -- "Charles Phelps Taft House" n.d.
Box: 2
Unidentified Homes & A Studio n.d.
Box: 2
Identified Photographs -- Location Unknown n.d.
Box: 2

"Belmont" (Garden)
["Cherthouse"?]
John Custis Tenement
"Marmion"
["Mt. Airly Dower House"?]
"Old Powder Magazine" (1703)
"River Edge"