Guide to the Records of the Bremer h. Pond, 1912 - 1914Manuscript DA-199

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Title:

Guide to the Records of the Bremer h. Pond, 1912 - 1914

Call Number:

Manuscript DA-199

Collection Dates:

1912 - 1914

Size of Collection:

1 box (.2 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Landscape architect Bremer Pond was a 1907 graduate of Dartmouth College, and received his MLA from Harvard in 1911. In 1914, Dartmouth hired Pond to design and landscape a road through Webster Vale. Records consist of correspondence and drawings for the Webster Vale project.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The records consist of a contract draft, some correspondence between Pond and College officials (including Sydney Lee Ruggles), a cost estimate, and architectural linens and tissues. The linens include a topographical map of the west end of campus along the Connecticut River and the Hiram Hitchcock estate, a planting plan for the area around the road, and details of culverts, guard posts, and catch basins. Arthur W. Dean served as consulting engineer. The tissues include cross-sections and a profile of the topography. Collectively, the records provide documentaton of the topography of the west end of campus and Lewiston, Vt., as well as the project itself. Of particular interest is the planting plan of Webster Vale which includes a list of trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Biography

Bremer Whidden Pond was born June 23, 1884, in Boston, MAssachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1907 and received an MLA from Harvard in 1922. After completing his master's degree in landscape architecture, he took a job as secretary to Frederick Law Olmstead. In 1914 he left Olmstead and opened his own firm. His work included parks and residential properties; he prepared landscape architecture plans for Colby Junior College, the University of New Hampshire, as well as Dartmouth College. Pond taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design between 1916 and 1950, serving as chair of the department between 1928 and 1950. He died in September, 1959 in Hanover, NH.

Related Material

Iconography 1346, Tuck Drive: design and construction, pictures taken by Bremer W. Pond

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 26258, Webster Vale traverse , 1912-1914

Contracts, maps, drawing, and cross sections documenting the work of Pond's firm in designing and constructing a traverse through Webster Vale.

Box: 4340, Dates: 1912-1914

Correspondence and contracts

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Explanatory note and memoranda concerning Bremer Pond's Webster Vale Landscape Project, 1914
  • Folder: 2, Telegram from President Ernest Nichols to Bremer Pond concerning the Webster Vale Landscape Project, Apr. 15. 1914
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence between Edward Tuck, Lewis Parkhurst, and the Dartmouth Trustees. , April 1914
  • Folder: 4, Telegram from H.A. Wells to Bremer Pond concerning completion of the Webster Vale Landscape Project, Sept. 23, 1914
  • Folder: 5, Copy of the contract and specifications for the construction of the Webster Vale Landscape Project, Feb. 25, 1914
  • Folder: 6, Letter from President Nichols to Bremer Pond concerning the completion of the Webster Vale Landscape Project, Sept. 25, 1914

Box: 4341, Dates: 1913-1914

Plans and details

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Plans for the concrete guard posts and rail for the Webster Vale , Jan. 1914
  • Folder: 2, Details of reinforced concrete culverts, Webster Vale Roadway, Feb. 1914
  • Folder: 3, Plans for the Webster Vale Roadway brick catch basin, Jan. 1914
  • Folder: 4, Bremer Pond's "Preliminary Plan for the Location and Approaches of the Proposed New Bridge in Hanover, NH", Jan. 11, 1914
  • Folder: 5, Bremer Pond's "Plan showing proposed approaches to the new bridge in relation to existing conditions", Mar. 1913
  • Folder: 6, Bremer Pond's "Plan for Approaches to the Proposed New Bridge" in Hanover, Mar. 1913

Box: 11116, Dates: Dec. 1914

Planting Plan for Webster Vale Roadway

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11117, Dates: Jan. 1914

Bremer Pond's "Plan for Webster Vale Roadway", Plan #51

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11118, Dates: 1914

Cross sections

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Profiles of the Webster Vale Roadway to Accompany Grading Plan #51, 1914
  • Folder: 2, Plans for typical sections of the Webster Vale Roadway to accompany plan #51, 1914
  • Folder: 3, Cross sections of the Webster Vale Roadway to accompany plan #51, Sheet A, 1914
  • Folder: 4, Cross sections of the Webster Vale Roadway to accompany plan #51, Sheet B, 1914

Box: 11119, Dates: 1912

Plan of Hitchcock estate by Sydney Lee Ruggles

Box Contents

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