• Creator
  • Pratt, Henry Cheever, 1803-1880
  • Created Date
  • 1898
  • Description
  • Title and date from item, from additional material accompanying item, or from information provided by the Boston Public Library. Handwritten note on item verso: Copied from Hawthorne's "American Note-Books" - June 22. 1835. We went to the top of the hill which formed part of Gardiner Greene's estate, and which now is in the process of levelling, and pretty much taken away, except the highest point, and a narrow path to ascend to it. It gives a... more
    Title and date from item, from additional material accompanying item, or from information provided by the Boston Public Library. Handwritten note on item verso: Copied from Hawthorne's "American Note-Books" - June 22. 1835. We went to the top of the hill which formed part of Gardiner Greene's estate, and which now is in the process of levelling, and pretty much taken away, except the highest point, and a narrow path to ascend to it. It gives an admirable view of the city, being almost as high as the steeples and dome of the State House, and overlooking the whole mass of brick buildings and elated roofs with glimpses of streets far below. It was really a pity to take it down. I noticed the stump of a very large elm, recently felled. No house in the city could have reared its roof so high as the roots of that tree, if indeed the church spires did so. Additional information on item: Photo-reproduction [of oil painting]. less
  • Format
  • Photographs
    Photographic prints
  • Rights
  • Rights status not evaluated. This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND).