By Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick legislations Olmsted (1822-1903) was once a journalist and panorama clothier who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most renowned fulfillment was once relevant Park in long island, of which he turned the superintendent in 1857, yet he additionally labored at the layout of parks in lots of different burgeoning American towns, and used to be referred to as by means of Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the United States has but produced'. His A trip within the Seaboard Slave States used to be initially released in 1856, and arose from trips within the south which Olmsted, a passionate abolitionist, had undertaken in 1853-4. This variation used to be released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical cartoon via his son and an creation by way of William P. Trent. It abounds in interesting and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and studies in a society which used to be at the verge of overwhelming swap.
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Extra info for A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, Volume 1: With Remarks on their Economy
Henceforth, I figure VOL. I . — I . 2 The Seaboard Slave States as Boarder No. 201, (or whatever it may be). Clerk No. "), and throws key, No. 201 upon the table. Turnkey No. 3 takes it, and me, and my travelling bag ,up several flights of stairs, along corridors and galleries, and finally consigns me to this little square cell. I have faith that there is a tight roof above the very much cracked ceiling; that the bed is clean; and that I shall, by-and-by, be summoned, along with hundreds of other persons, to partake, in grandly silent sobriety, of a very sumptuous dinner.
Inns and Outs of Washington 11 Clover seed is sowed in the spring following the wheat-sowing, and the year after the wheat is taken off, this — on the old sterile hills — grows luxuriantly, knee-high. It is left alone for two years, neither mown nor pastured; there it grows and there it lies, keeping the ground moist and shady, and improving it on the Gurney principle. Mr. C. then manures with dung, bones, and guano, and with another crop of wheat lays this land down to grass. What the ultimate effect of this system will be, it is yet too early to say—but Mr.
The seed is sown from the middle to the last of July in drills, but not in ridges, in the English way. In both these respects, also, Mr. C. confirms the conclusions I have arrived at in the climate of New York; namely, that ridges are best dispensed with, and that it is better to sow in the latter part of July than in June, as has been generally recommended in our books and periodicals. I,ast year, turnips sown on the 20th July were larger and finer than others, sown on the same ground, on my farm, about the first of the month.