H. W. S. Cleveland letters
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains thirteen original letters written by H.W.S. Cleveland during his stay in Minneapolis in the 1890s. The letters describe in rich detail his life, work, and philosophy as he neared the end of his career.
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Horace William Shaler Cleveland was born in 1814 in New England. After spending time in New England, New Jersey and New York working in landscape architecture, Cleveland settled in Chicago in 1869, establishing a landscape architectural firm. In 1886, he moved his firm to Minneapolis. Considered a visionary landscape architect, Cleveland was responsible for the design of the Minneapolis park system.
In the late 1890s, Cleveland moved to Honsdale, Illinois to live with his son Ralph. H. W. S. Cleveland died in 1900.
Collection contains thirteen original letters written by H.W.S. Cleveland during his stay in Minneapolis in the 1890s.
Additional Finding Aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
The collection was donated to the Northwest Architectural Archives on October 20, 2000.
- Landscape architecture -- West (U.S.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Landscape gardening -- West (U.S.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- H. W. S. Cleveland letters
- Karen Spilman
- April 2005
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