Writings on public parks, parkways, and park systems /Charles E. Beveridge, Carolyn F. Hoffman, editors.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xxiv, 643 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Parks History


Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
Beveridge, Charles E.
Hoffman, Carolyn F.


The first response to a public park: "The people's park at Birkenhead, near Liverpool," May 1851 -- A classic park plan: "Preliminary report to the Commissioners for laying out a park in Brooklyn, New York," January 24, 1866 -- The concept of the "park way": "Report to the Brooklyn Park Commission," January 1, 1868 -- The psychological effect of park scenery: "Address to the Prospect Park Scientific Association," May 1868 -- The first park system of Olmsted, Vaux & Co.: To William Edward Dorsheimer, October 1, 1868 -- Parks and city planning: "Public parks and the enlargement of towns," February 25, 1870 -- Landscape themes for a park in Chicago: "Report accompanying plan for laying out the South Park," March 1871 -- Protection of the Greensward plan for Central Park: "A review of recent changes, and changes which have been projected, in the plans of the Central Park," January and February 1872 -- The policing of urban parks: "General order for the organization and routine of duty of the keepers' service of the Central Park," March 31, 1873 -- Parks in Europe and America: "Park" from the American cyclopedia 1875 -- The special characteristics of a park: "Considerations of the justifying value of a public park," January 28, 1881 -- Planning a park on a mountain site: "Mount Royal, Montreal," 1881 -- An island park and the structures appropriate to it: "Belle Isle: after one year," June 1884 -- Planning urban waterways as public open space: "Paper on the Back Bay problem and its solution," April 3, 1886 -- A "country park" for a New England setting: "Notes on the plan of Franklin Park and related matters," 1886 -- Preservation of natural scenery: "General plan for the improvement of the Niagara Reservation," 1887 -- Designing a second park for a city's recreation system: "Plan for a public park on the flats south of Buffalo," October 1, 1888 -- A last attempt to define the purpose of parks: To Joseph Thomas Carew, January 30, 1874 -- Appendix: List of textual alterations.


Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

Publisher Series

The papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. Supplementary series ; v. 1
Olmsted, Frederick Law, Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. v. 1.


xxiv, 643 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gift of Arleyn Levee, 2011.



Call Number

Hav. Archives SB470.O5 A3 1997, v.1

Material Type



United States

Variant Title

Olmsted, Frederick Law,