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  • to reshape the Mall and its surroundings into the 21st century. —Robyn Asleson L’Enfant, Pierre-Charles, June 22, 1791, describing in a report to George
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  • now operates as an Underground Railroad museum open to the public. —Robyn Asleson Sansom, Hannah Callender, June 30, 1762, diary entry (2010: 182–83) back
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  • neglected public and governmental site within the French Quarter. —Robyn Asleson Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, June 14, 1796, describing Horsdumonde, house of
    38 KB (4,911 words) - 18:08, September 16, 2021
  • Woodville, The Seat of R. Beresford, Esq., c. 1810. Charles Fraser, Golden Grove, The Seat of Mrs. Sommers—Stono, 1810. Martha R. Severens and Charles L
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  • business to be carried on by his sons John and William Bartram. —Robyn Asleson Bartram, John, May 1738, letter to Peter Collinson, describing sloe trees
    39 KB (5,119 words) - 20:00, September 8, 2021
  • following the burning of the first Library of Congress in 1814. —Robyn Asleson Gibbs, James, 1728, A Book of Architecture (1739: xviii–xxv) “Plate LXVII
    15 KB (1,940 words) - 17:37, September 13, 2021
  • which conferred on him the status of “unofficial federal architect.” —Robyn Asleson Mills, Robert, c. 1804, describing the National Mall (quoted in Gallagher
    31 KB (4,335 words) - 20:13, August 18, 2021
  • neighboring states, preserved and arranged by Cadwallader Colden.” —Robyn Asleson Colden, Cadwallader, c. December 1744, letter to Johann Frederic Gronovius
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  • Manufactures. In March 1795 he wrote a letter to the group’s president, Robert R. Livingston with a detailed proposal for members “to collect and prepare a
    54 KB (8,005 words) - 21:40, September 15, 2021
  • the landscape gardens of Capability Brown (1716–1783) (view text). —Robyn Asleson Gregory, G. (George), 1816, A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences
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  • things when my time is so taken up in telling others how to farm?" —Robyn Asleson Chastellux, François Jean, Marquis de, c. 1780–82, Travels in North America
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  • sold piece by piece at a great loss in order to settle his debts. —Robyn Asleson Morris, Robert, June 15, 1784, in a letter to George Washington, describing
    16 KB (2,129 words) - 13:37, September 27, 2021
  • and mirth, now re-echo to the hoarse trumpet of the locomotive.” —Robyn Asleson Hiltzheimer, Jacob, July 17, 1787, diary entry (1893: 128) “In the afternoon
    48 KB (6,603 words) - 22:22, August 18, 2021
  • described the greenhouse as a “ruin” and the garden as overgrown. —Robyn Asleson Pastorius, Francis Daniel, 1700, Circumstantial Geographical Description
    35 KB (4,404 words) - 17:33, August 26, 2021
  • State House Yard “makes up in utility what it has lost in beauty.” —Robyn Asleson Duché, Rev. Jacob, c. 1774, “Letter to the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount
    41 KB (5,292 words) - 18:37, August 30, 2021
  • Halesia and Gardenia. In a Letter from John Ellis, Esq. R.R.S., to Philip Carteret Webb, Esq, F.R.S,” The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
    50 KB (7,213 words) - 21:12, September 9, 2021
  • Revival house designed by the architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. —Robyn Asleson Ewald, Johann, October 19, 1777, journal entry describing military action
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  • his ancestral home to be desecrated by approaching Union troops. —Robyn Asleson Wesley, John, April 15, 1737, journal entry (1909: 1:348) “I walked over
    16 KB (1,658 words) - 22:13, July 21, 2021
  • butterflies, and wrote Cadwallader Colden that he would “be greatly obliged to you[r] Da[ugh]t[er] for any seeds or Insects that she can pick up” (view text). In
    47 KB (6,542 words) - 20:02, September 8, 2021
  • such other circumstances, as necessarily control our practice.” —Robyn Asleson Hope, John, November 4, 1763, letter from Edinburgh to John Bartram (1849:
    35 KB (4,997 words) - 20:00, September 8, 2021
  • anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill and other patriotic occasions. —Robyn Asleson Standing Committee of the Bunker Hill Monument Association, September 24
    20 KB (2,630 words) - 21:42, August 16, 2021
  • their Good Graces to Drag specimens in Flower & then in Fruit.” —Robyn Asleson Lamboll, Thomas, February 16, 1761, describing his wife’s gardening methods
    18 KB (2,353 words) - 18:03, September 16, 2021
  • their taste and talents in this department of science. The Hon. Robert R. Robert R. Livingston, our former Minister in France; Professor Mitchill, of this
    33 KB (4,689 words) - 17:28, September 13, 2021
  • that allowed the college to expand into a world-class university. —Robyn Asleson Mitchill, Samuel Latham, 1794, report to the Society for the Promotion of
    92 KB (13,119 words) - 22:42, August 16, 2021
  • and fell into ruin soon after Humphry Marshall’s death in 1801. —Robyn Asleson Marshall, Moses, June 27, 1784, in Bedford, PA, letter to Humphry Marshall
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  • property was acquired by the Chester County Historical Society. —Robyn Asleson Fothergill, John, March 2, 1767, letter from London to Humphry Marshall
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  • Home and Arboretum of Humphry Marshall, Early American Botanist. —Robyn Asleson Millikan, William, June 10, 1765, letter from New Marlborough, NC, to Humphry
    113 KB (16,648 words) - 19:41, September 21, 2021
  • Park is now under the stewardship of the National Park Service. —Robyn Asleson Bard, Samuel, April 1, 1764, letter from Edinburgh to John Bard (McVickar
    116 KB (17,032 words) - 18:25, August 23, 2021
  • family. It is unclear whether they also received their freedom. —Robyn Asleson Obituary of Susanna Warder, July 7, 1809, Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser:
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  • Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. —Robyn Asleson Bartram, John, 1740/41, letter to Peter Bayard describing hedges (1992:
    50 KB (7,152 words) - 19:49, September 1, 2021
  • Grove—the latter was judged to be in “the best state of preservation.” —Robyn Asleson Jackson, John, March 30, 1789, letter to Humphry Marshall (Darlington 1849:
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  • Kathleen Lee, Jessica Ruse, Courtney Tompkins, Abby S. Whitlock Robyn Asleson, Elizabeth Athens, Lacey Baradel, Kathryn Barush, Alexander Brey, Barbara
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