Charles Eliot Scrapbook

Title

Charles Eliot Scrapbook

Date

1888-1901

Format

1 volume (140 pages)

Description

Bound scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, brochures, project reports, and other printed materials pertaining to land and historic preservation efforts in the United States and abroad. The scrapbook was assembled by in the years leading up to and after the formation of The Trustees of Reservations. The album also contains articles regarding the initial meetings of the organization. The scrapbook has been annotated by Eliot, including his note on the first page that reads, "Newspaper Scraps Concerning Trustees of Public Reservations and Metropolitan Parks Commission."

Eliot, a Massachusetts landscape architect, was a defining figure in the land conservation movement. He was an active member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and used this involvement to organize support for his new idea: a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the natural spaces in and around Boston for public use and enjoyment, much the same way the city's libraries and museums saved great works for their citizens. In 1891, The Trustees of Public Reservations was approved and established. Eliot's impact can be seen in the formation of similar organizations around the United States and other countries, and his vision is as relevant today as it was in the 1800s.

Subject

Conservation, The Trustees of Reservations

Access Rights

This collection is open for research. Restricted Fragile Material may only be consulted with permission of the archivist. Image files of individual pages are available upon request.

Provenance

Created by Charles Eliot (1859-1897)

License

CC BY-NC-ND

Rights

Cite as: Charles Eliot Scrapbook. The Trustees of Reservations, Archives & Research Center.

The Charles Eliot Scrapbook is the physical property of The Trustees of Reservations. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Identifier

TTOR10.MS.001

Relation

See also Folder 1 and Folder 2 of loose material originally found at the back of the scrapbook.

Language

English

Type

Text

Citation

Eliot, Charles, 1859-1897, “Charles Eliot Scrapbook,” Eliot Scrapbook Study Guide, accessed July 29, 2021, https://eliotscrapbook.omeka.net/items/show/16.