TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. California 1849-1853, undated

Series 2. Correspondence 1852-1906, undated

Series 3. Manchester Turf Garden 1890-1910

Series 4. Writings 1869-1895, undated

Series 5. Photographs 1878-1937, undated

Series 6. Newspaper clippings 1881-1938, undated


RG 069:019, James Bradford Olcott Papers

Inventory of Papers

Finding aid prepared by Matthew M. Johnson.

Copyright © 2009 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Olcott, James Bradford
Title: James Bradford Olcott papers
Dates: 1849-1938
Quantity: 7.25 cubic feet
Abstract: James Bradford Olcott (1830-1910) was a horticulturist and writer from Manchester, Conn. Correspondence, diaries, photographs, plat books of the Manchester Turf Garden, file of agricultural articles from the Hartford Courant by Olcott, letters from a trip around Cape Horn and life in Sacramento, California.
Identification: RG069_019
Accession: 1938-001
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Luther James Bradford Olcott was born on May 30, 1830 in Manchester, Connecticut to Sidney and Edna Adams Olcott. At the age of 16 Olcott was employed by the printing office of "The Republican" in Hartford Connecticut. He continued to work here until the age of 19 when in 1849 he followed the Gold Rush out to California. On his way to California Olcott traveled via the Henry Lee, a ship that sailed around Cape Horn. Olcott had little participation in the Gold Rush itself while in California. Instead, he chartered boats to foreign locations such as Tahiti to bring back exotic and foreign produce for profitable sale in America. During his time in Sacramento, California Olcott started a restaurant and boarding house.

In the early 1850s however, Olcott returned to Connecticut at the request of his mother. Upon his return, Olcott attended the Center Academy in Harwinton, Connecticut. Olcott worked on his father's farm for several years after leaving school. On October 20, 1856 he was married to Emiline A. Roberts, daughter of Isaac and Annie Ensign Roberts, of East Hartford Connecticut. After moving several times, the Olcotts finally ended up back in South Manchester, around 1865. Here Olcott worked for the Cheney Brothers who placed him in charge of all of their outdoor work, such as landscaping and building roads. In 1868, Olcott started his own farm in South Manchester which he would turn over to his son in 1890. Starting no later than 1869, Olcott wrote an agriculture column for the Hartford Courant, which touched on a wide variety of subjects including farming, road building, and growing grass. In 1880, Olcott sat on the committee whose job it was to investigate the proposal of land and money put forward by Augustus and Charles Storrs to develop an agricultural school in Storrs, Connecticut which would later become the University of Connecticut. In 1881 the proposal was accepted and the Storrs Agricultural School was developed, and James Bradford Olcott was invited to sit on its Board of Trustees.

In 1890, Olcott received a request from the Connecticut State Agricultural Experiment Station to begin collecting grasses that would be beneficial to Connecticut. That year Olcott began to develop his Turf Garden, which was located on just over an acre of land and contained various grasses laid out in 5 square foot "plats". Most of the tools used by Olcott in the cultivation of his Turf Garden he had invented himself. Through his work with grasses and the State Agricultural Experiment Station, Olcott was able to travel to places such as England, France, Germany, Denmark, and Australia as well as all over the United States. The purpose of these trips was to gain a better understanding of the cultivation of grasses as well as their natural climates. Just before his death Olcott had discovered which grasses were best suited for Connecticut's climate and had begun to set aside a large portion of his Turf Garden for the cultivation of this grass for seeding. In 1910, after having been restricted to a lawn chair for a year due to his failing health, James Bradford Olcott died of heart failure. He was survived by three of his children: Walter Hooker Olcott, Harry Ensign Olcott, and Annie Ensign Olcott Faulknor.

Sources:

1. Former finding aid.

2. "Manchester's Grass Authority Passes", 1910. Box 4, Folder 12.

3. Archives & Special Collections Staff. "James B. Olcott Papers." Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center: University of Connecticut.http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/findaids/Olcott/MSS19770003.html.

4. "State's Grass Expert is Dead", 1910. Box 4, Folder 12.

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Scope and Content

Series 1, California, 1849-1853, contains an account book detailing money received and debts owed during James Bradford Olcott's time in California between the years of 1849-1853. The series also contains correspondence written from the ship the Henry Lee which Olcott traveled on in transit to California during 1849. Other correspondence from his time in California, include letters to and from his family during the years of 1849 and 1851. Finally manuscript written by Olcott later in life, titled "Peach Pudding for Three Hundred Fifty" recounting several events from the time he spent in California as a young man.

Series 2, Correspondence, 1852-1906, contains letters from the colleagues of Olcott including Dr. William H. Brewer of Yale. Other colleagues also include the director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, from 1900 to 1923, Dr. Edward H. Jenkins. The bulk of Olcott's correspondence, however, comes from Dr. Jenkins' predecessor Dr. Samuel W. Johnson, director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station during the years from 1877 until 1899. Other correspondences are more general while still mainly pertaining to his work with grasses as well as his work for the Hartford Courant.

Series 3, Manchester Turf Garden, 1890-1910, are detailed records of the various aspects of Olcott's care of his turf garden. The Manchester Turf Garden Records, despite going through several name changes, are journals recording the daily goings on from 1890 to 1910 in the Turf Garden. Also included in this series is a booklet containing lists of the grasses and where Olcott received them from. Finally, Olcott's Plat Lists contain information on where each grass is located within Olcott's Turf Garden for each year from 1890 up until 1893.

Series 4, Writings, 1869-1895, consists of speeches that Olcott had written for delivery as well as more general writings on his Horticulture work. More notably this series contains the book, "State Board of Agriculture Papers" which contains reports to the State Board of Agriculture from 1869 to 1890 mostly written by Olcott. A proposal, for Olcott's travel for the purpose of gaining more information about grasses in their originating countries, known as "The Argument" written to Director Johnson is included with a letter to Director Johnson. Also included are the articles Olcott wrote for the Hartford Courant, during the years between 1869 and 1889.

Series 5, Photographs, 1878-1937, fall into various subseries important to Olcott's life, however the main bulk pertains to his Turf Garden in one way or another. Portraits contain portraits of Olcott as well as one of his wife Mrs. Emily Roberts Olcott. Turf Samples contains photographs, as the title suggests, of turf samples taken from his Turf Garden. The subseries titled Turf Garden documents various work being done within Olcott's Turf Garden in South Manchester. Garden Tools displays the various tools Olcott used to maintain his Turf Garden several of which he had invented himself. The Ranch consists of photographs of Olcott's home which he had named "The Ranch".

Series 6, Newspaper clippings, 1881-1938, consists of newspaper clippings presumably taken by Olcott himself between the years of 1881 and 1906. Other clippings contained within this series, from 1914 to 1938, however may have been taken by his surviving family members after his death. Also contained here are Olcott's obituaries from his death in 1910 as well as a memorial piece from 1927 by the Manchester Evening Herald.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

Additional materials on James B. Olcott can be found in the James B. Olcott Papers located in the Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center of the University of Connecticut.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910
Johnson, Samuel W. (Samuel William), 1830-1909
Olcott, James Bradford

Places:

Manchester (Conn.)
Sacramento (Calif.)

Subjects:

Gold rushes--California--1850-1860
Horticulture -- Connecticut
Turfgrasses -- Connecticut
Voyages to the Pacific

Document Types:

Clippings
Correspondence
Notebooks
Photographs
Speeches

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Administrative Information

Provenance

This collection was given to the Connecticut State Library by James Bradford Olcott’s daughter Annie Ensign Olcott Faulknor in 1938.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew M. Johnson in 2009.

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Container List

Series 1. California, 1849-1853, undated
Box Folder
Account book, 1849-1853 1 1
Correspondence, Henry Lee (ship), 1849 February-April 2
Correspondence, 1849-1851, undated 3-4
"Peach-Pudding for Three Hundred Fifty", undated 5
Series 2. Correspondence, 1852-1906, undated
Box Folder
William H. Brewer, 1884-1902 1 6-14
Miss. Gilman, 1891-1896, undated 15-16
Edward H. Jenkins, 1884-1902 17
Samuel W. Johnson,
1888-1890 18-21
1890-1896 June 2 1-17
1896 June- 1898, undated 3 1-10
General correspondence,
1852-1897 June 11-19
1897 September - 1906, undated 4 1-4
Series 3. Manchester Turf Garden, 1890-1910
All volumes are labled with an item number from a previous arrangement.
Box Folder
Manchester Turf Garden Records, 5
In some cases multiple volumes are bound together. Volumes 1 through 3 are titled "Record of the Manchester Grass-Garden", Volume 4 is titled "Record of Manchester Sward-Garden", Volumes 5 through 13 are titled "Record of the Manchester Turf-Garden", and Volumes 14 through 19 are titled "Record of the Connecticut Turf-Garden".
Volumes 1-2, 1890-1892, 1 volume
Includes Volume 1A, Grass-List of the Manchester Grass-Garden
Volumes 3-4, 1892-1894, 1 volume
Volumes 5-6, 1894-1896, 1 volume
Volumes 7-8, 1896-1898, 1 volume
Volumes 9-10, 1898-1900, 1 volume 6
Volumes 11-12, 1900-1903, 1 volume
Volumes 13-14, 1903-1905, 1 volume
Volume 15, 1905-1906, 1 volume
Volume 16, 1906-1907, 1 volume
Volume 17, 1907-1908, 1 volume
Volume 18, 1908-1909, 1 volume
Volume 19, 1909-1910, 1 volume
List of grasses, 1890-1892 7
Plat-Lists, 1890-1903
Volume 15, Handy plat lists, 1890-1899, 1 volume
Volume 16, Scratch plat lists, 1898-1903, 1 volume
Series 4. Writings, 1869-1895, undated
Box Folder
"State Board of Agriculture Papers" with annotations, 1869-1890 7
Speeches, 1889, undated 4 5-7
"The Argument" with letter to Director S.W. Johnson, 1894-1895 8
General writings, undated 9
J.B. Olcott's Agriculture Column for the Hartford Courant,
January 2, 1869 - March 7, 1878 8
March 14, 1878 - April 4, 1889 9
Series 5. Photographs, 1878-1937, undated
Box Envelope
Portraits
Unidentified family with 12 adults and 4 children, undated, b&w, 3.75 x 5.5 in. 12 87
James Bradford Olcott, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 93
Emily Roberts Olcott, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 94
Wife of James Bradford Olcott.
From the portrait by Harriet Cheney.
James B. Olcott, 1893, b&w, 7.5 x 5.5 in., 21 copies 101
"Supplement to Manchester Saturday Herald, July 29, 1893."
Turf Samples
Thirty labeled grass samples, undated, 4 photographs, b&w, 4.75 x 3 in. 10 1
Numbered samples
1: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 2
3: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 2
5: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 2
6: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 2
7: Blue grass, Conway on the sea, Wales, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 2
8: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 3
11: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 3
13: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 3
14: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 3
15: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 3
16: Sweet vernal grass, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 4
17: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 4
18: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 4
19: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 4
20: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 4
21: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 5
23: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 5
24: Festuca hatchett, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 5
25: Festuca old dish, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 5
26: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 5
31: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 6
32: Korai shiba, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 6
34: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 6
36: The edge of the grass garden, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 6
37: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 6
38: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 7
42: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 7
45: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 7
46: Unidentified, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 7
"One once of seed per acre. The cheapest turf-grass seed in this market. Twenty-five hundred dollars per bushel.", undated, b&w, 4.5 x 6.5 in. 8
Agrostis plugged into festuca and shamrock, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 7 in., 4 photographs 9
Agrostis plugged into festuca and shamrock, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in., 4 photographs 10
Poa plugged into festuca and shamrock, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in., 2 photographs 11
Festuca plugged into poa, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in., 12
Agrostis plugged into festuca, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in., 2 photographs 13
Agrostis plugged into poa, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in., 3 photographs 14
Agrostis and festuca two years old, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in., 2 copies 15
Plants cut out for square rod in April-July, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in., 2 copies 16
Unidentified grass sample, undated, b&w, 6.5 x 4 in. 17
Unidentified grass sample, undated, b&w, 6.5 x 4 in. 18
Unidentified grass sample, undated, b&w, 6.5 x 4 in. 19
Unidentified grass sample, undated, b&w, 6.5 x 4 in. 20
Grasses by location, undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 21
First side: "Baltimore Md.; Ottawa, Canada; Fort Hill, S.C.; Baltimore, Md.; N.C. & Baltimore; U.S. Dept. of Agri."
Second side: "U.S. Dept of Agriculture; Richmond, Virginia; Georgia; Mississippi; Richmond, Va.; Phila., Pa."
Grasses by location, undated, double=sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 22
First side: "Cousin Foster's back door; Mississippi Experiment Station; Pa----, Dedham, Ma., Cheever; Los B-----, 512, Stockton St., San Fran.; San Francisco, California; Dr. Mohr, Mobile."
Second side: "Duplicate of the other side".
Grasses by location, undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 23
First side: "Richmond, Va.; Baltimore, Md.; Birmingham, Alabama; Baltimore, Md."
Second side: "Georgia; Altanta, Geo.; U.S. Dept. of Agri.; A Exarata, Miss. Expt. Station".
"Seedman's Medley"; "Seedman's Medley Rectified", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 24
"Korai shiba, Yokohama"; "Corea, Eragrostis ferruginea", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 25
"Buffalo grass"; "'232' spears to the square inch", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 26
"Mouse-ear chickweed"; "Perhaps useful chick weed", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 27
"Brunella, a bad one"; "The early blue aster", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 28
"A. ordoratum just planted"; "'A. ordoratum a week after planting", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 29
"Turf for Connecticut 'Downs'"; "Phalaris arundinacea moron", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 30
Grasses by location, undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 31
First side: "San Fran., Calif.; North Carolina Expt. Station; San Rafael, Calif.; E.W. Hitchcock, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Gov. Stanford, Palo Alto; Miss. Expt. Stat.; Fair View Sann Rafael."
Second side: unidentified.
"Agrostis - Central Park - 6 weeks planted; ""Two samples of Agrostis - 6 weeks planted - in comparison.", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 32
"A Good Find - Aug '93; "unidentified, undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 33
"Orchard-Grass from different places; ""Dactylis from different places.", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 34
"Ireland - Fota; ""Ireland - Kildate.", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 35
"Bouteloua, Salt grass of the plains, Bouteloua; ""The results - Aug. '95.", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 36
"Cynodon dactylon - from all over the world; ""Agrostis - Central Park, Smith - New Haven, N.C.F. Special.", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 37
"Zurich - Sr. Stebbins seed-control-station; ""England - Beeston Castle.", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 38
"Sixteen in the family. Fesuca; ""Day Asylum St. Htfd, Day Asylum St. Htfd. Old cherry pasture.", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 39
"As near to Botany as we get; ""As near to Botany as we get.", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 40
"Reading, England; ""North Wales - Conway - Salt. ", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 41
Unidentified grass sample, undated, b&w, 8.5 x 5 in. 42
Unidentified grass sample, undated, b&w, 8.5 x 5 in. 43
Unidentified grass sample, undated, b&w, 8.5 x 5 in. 44
Unidentified grass sample, undated, b&w, 8.5 x 5 in. 45
Turf Garden
"The Square" still thriving in 1937, 1937, b&w, 5.5 x 4 in. 11 46
The "Turf Square". The Product of a single seed of festuca., undated, b&w, 4 x 5.5 in. 47
Olcott and another man working in the turf garden., undated, b&w, 4 x 5.5 in. 48
Turf garden with several segments empty of grass, 1907 December 31, b&w, 3.5 x 5.5 in. 49
Olcutts Grass Farm, South Manchester, Conn., undated, postcard, b&w, 3.5 x 5.5 in. 50
Turf garden with tracks through it, undated, b&w, 6.75 x 4.75 in. 53
Grass with leaves on the ground, undated, postcard, b&w, 6.75 x 4.75 in. 54
Views of the turf garden, undated, 2 leaves (4 photographs), b&w, 4.5 x 6.75 in. 55
Side one: Turf garden with a man standing in the distance.
Side two: Turf garden with clear deinition between grasses and a man standing in the distance.
Side three: "The Turf-Garden of the Connecticut Experimental Station, Nov. 1896 [Published by the Connecticut Board of Agriculture].
Side four: Chart of "Typeical breeds of sheep". Map depicting travel routes through Europe.
Views of the turf garden, undated, 2 leaves (4 photographs), b&w, 4.5 x 6.75 in. 56
Side one: "Conn. Turf Garden, June 1st 1903."
Side two: Turf garden with tracks through it.
Side three: Olcutt in the turf garden with a woman in the background.
"Conn. Turf Garden. Sat. May 16, 1903." Large ditch through the turf garden.
Olcott mowing the turf garden, undated, b&w, 3.5 x 6.75 in. 57
Inscription on photograph: The turf-grass student.
Turf garden with visible squares, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 7 in. 58
The turf garden, undated, 2 photographs, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 59
Olcott with an umbrella in the turf garden, undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 60
Olcott with an umbrella in the turf garden with woman in background., undated, b&w, 7 x 5 in. 61
Shed behind a tree at the edge of the turf garden, undated, 2 copies, b&w, 5 x 7 in. 62
Olcott working at "the Square" . Several examples of tools are shown., undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in. 63
Olcott working in the turf garden. , undated, 2 copies, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in. 64
Turf garden , undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.75 in. 65
Staining on photograph.
Album, undated, 12 photographs, b&w, 7 x 4.75 in. 74
Subjects include: the turf garden; sheep.
Man working in station forage garden, undated, b&w, 5.25 x 8 in. 75
Inscription on back: Station forage garden - by order of Dr. Johnson. No one who lived at the station knew how to use it. J.B.O. Lawn grass garden. Grass crawls in the midst.
"General view - Oct. 15th 1895; ""Foreign collections six weeks planted., undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 76
"Assorting the seedsman's medley before replanting; ""Foreign collection just planted. Aug. '95., undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 77
"Row 6. Larger area of one grass; ""F. No. 1 Larger area of one grass.", undated, double-sided, b&w, 5.75 x 7.75 in. 78
Four girls working in the turf garden, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.25 in., mounted on cardboard 8 x 10 in. 82
Inscription on photograph: The chick weeds.
Shed at the edge of the turf garden, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.25 in., mounted on cardboard 8 x 10 in. 83
Inscription on photograph: Plank headquarters.
Man in turf garden with group of people at the edge, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6.25 in., mounted on cardboard 8 x 10 in. 84
Inscription on photograph: Keep off the grass.
Turf garden with man working in the distance, undated, b&w, 6.75 x 9 in., mounted in cardboard 8 x 10 in. 85
The turf garden of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Aug. 18, 1894, from the annual report of Connecticut Board of Agriculture for 1896, 1897, b&w, 12 x 50 in., image 7 x 46 in. 12
"This engraving is from photographs now (March 1897) nearly three years old."
Text surrounds the image.
Item is rolled and is torn at both ends.
There are two copies on tissue paper. These copies are folded and in fragile condition.
Garden Tools
Grass boxes that allowed for the continued growth of grass, even in winter, undated, b&w, 4 x 5.5 in. 11 51
Boxes allowing continued experimentation during the winter, undated, b&w, 3.25 x 5.5 in. 52
Assortment of garden tools, undated, b&w, 6.5 x 4.25 in. 66
Assortment of garden tools, undated, b&w, 6.5 x 4.25 in. 67
Cart drawn by a horse, undated, 2 photographs, b&w, 4.25 x 6.5 in. 68
Interior of shed with assorment of tools, undated, b&w, 6.75 x 5 in. 69
Garden tools hanging in the shed, undated, b&w, 6.5 x 4.75 in. 70
Inscription on photograph: His golf-clubs.
Assortment of garden tools hanging in the shed, undated, b&w, 6.75 x 4.75 in. 71
Olcott sitting in the shed and writing surrounded by garden tools, undated, b&w, 6.75 x 5 in. 72
Olcott standing with assortment of garden tools, the turf garden behind him, undated, 3 copies, b&w, 5 x 6.75 in. 73
Assortment of garden tools propped up against bushes; "Under the big pine - working headquarters, undated, double-sided, b&w, 7.75 x 5.25 in. 79
Various styles of carts with descriptions, 1878 April 6, 6clippings, b&w, 80
Mr. Olcott's handy weeding set, undated, 11 copies, print, text with illustration, b&w, 10 x 8 in. 81
Assortment of garden tools hanging in shed, undated, 2 copies, b&w, 6.75 x 4.75 in., mounted on cardboard 10 x 8 in. 86
Inscription on photograph: His golf-clubs.
The Ranch
Residence of James Bradford Olcott in Manchester, Conn.
The well, undated, b&w, 4 x 5.5 in. 12 88
The first thing built at the ranch prior to the building of the house.
Living room, 1937, b&w, 4 x 5.5 in. 89
West end with bookcase and stairs leading to the study.
Living room, 1937, b&w, 4 x 5.5 in. 90
East end with woman sitting in front of firelplace.
Study, 1936, b&w, 4 x 5.5 in. 91
Showing fireplace and the corner of Olcott's desck to the right.
Exterior of the Ranch, 1936, b&w, 5.5 x 4 in. 92
Showing the well in front of the building and a road running beside to the left.
Exterior of the Ranch, undated, b&w, 4.75 x 6 in. 95
Showing the well in front of the building and an automobile parked next to the well.
Exterior of the Ranch, undated, b&w, 5.75 x 8 in. 102
Showing the well in front of the building and a road running beside to the left.
General Photographs
Miscellaneous photographs, undated, 2 leaves (4 photographs), b&w, 4.5 x 6.5 in. 12 96
Side one: Painting of a woman herding sheep.
Side two: Grass experimentation boxes.
Turf garden with a number of sample squares. Three men and three women stand at the far end of the garden.
Map with report on grass acquisition in England and France.
Photos are of various sizes and mounted on paper.
Toy figures of seveal animals, mainly sheep in a cage., undated, b&w, 3 x 5 in., mounted on cardboard 97
Inscription on photo: The art of grazing "in a nutshell".
A woman standing at the end of a long wooded path, undated, b&w, 7.5 x 4.75 in. 98
Page of Olcott's notes, undated, b&w, 5.5 x 4 in. 99
Several plants on a windowsill, undated, b&w, 3.5 x 4.5 in. 100
Street beautiful on the American plan, undated, 34 copies, b&w, 6 x 9 in. 103
Road construction, undated, pen & ink, b&w, 5.5 x 7.5 in. 104
Series 6. Newspaper clippings, 1881-1938, undated
Box Folder
General newsclippings, 1881-1938, undated 4 10-11
Obituaries, 1910-1927 12