City Beautiful Reformers

Title

City Beautiful Reformers

Subject

Mira Lloyd Dock
J. Horace McFarland
Warren Manning
Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.
Vance McCormick
Campaign for Improvements
Bellevue Park
State Capitol
Photography
Botany and Forestry
Parks and Conservation
J. T. Rothrock

Description

Letters exchanged between reformers from 1895-1943, mostly between J. Horace McFarland, Mira Dock, and Warren Manning, but also between individuals important in Pennsylvania forestry. Collection includes reflections from Dock and McFarland and Manning on their lives of improvements; details about Harrisburg in the early 20th century; and important civic organizations involved in the improvement movement. Celebration of J. Horace McFarland.

Collection developed by Molly Elspas and Anna Strange who digitized selected letters, photos, and manuscripts from the Dock Family Collection and McFarland Collections of the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Creator

Anna Strange
Molly Elspas
David Pettegrew

Source

Pennsylvania State Archives

Publisher

Messiah College Department of History

Date

1900-1943

Contributor

Pennsylvania State Archives

Rights

Messiah College Department of History

Language

en

Type

Still Image
Document

Collection Items

McFarland to Dock - reflection on CBM (Feb. 18, 1942)
Response to Dock reflecting on caring for improvement in old age and in a state of turbulence in the world.

Dock to McFarland - reflection on projects (Feb. 12, 1942)
Responds to McFarland's letter. Downhearted about the state of improvements. Note mentions Municipal League Staff, Ricketts Glen, Cook Forest Priestley House, "downhearted" feelings. Also Dock's loss of money since 1933.

McFarland to Dock - reflection on projects (Feb. 6, 1942)
Responds to Dock's request for address of the treasurer of the Municipal League. An interesting letter reflecting on the work of civic improvement, the regional planning commission, improvement during wartime, and the state forests. Mentions…

Dock to Secretary of Municipal League - request (Feb. 4, 1942)
Letter from Dock to McFarland, the Secretary of Municipal League in Harrisburg, requesting address of treasurer of the league.

McFarland to Dock (Aug. 14, 1929)
Regarding an article quoting an interview with McFarnald and Patriot News. Doesn't regret what he says. Has dones so much, now ready to let others do the work: "Let George do it", the Ambler address

Manning to Dock (Feb. 11, 1927)
Donations of his collections of nursery catalogs to Widener Library, Mr. G. A. Parker, American Park Reports, Professor Bailey, New England Botanical Society at Harvard Herbarium

Gift for McFarland - note from V. McCormick (1924)
Note from Vance McCormick in booklet recognizing service of J. Horace McFarland as president of the American Civic Association.

Gift for McFarland - note from Manning (1924)
Note from Warren Manning in booklet recognizing service of J. Horace McFarland as president of the American Civic Association.

Gift for McFarland - note from H. McCormick (1924)
Note from Henry McCormick in booklet recognizing service of J. Horace McFarland as president of the American Civic Association.
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