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Hugh Findlay

Hugh Findlay, British landscape architect. Fellow Royal Horticultural Society (England). American Geography Society, American Society Landscape Architects, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Findlay, Hugh was born in 1879 in Ayr, Scotland. Son of Francis and Christina (Morton) Findlay.

  • Education

    • Brought to the United States in infancy. Student Clark University, 1 year. Special course in horticulture Cornell Univercity, 1908.

      Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Syracuse University, 1916. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1922. M.L.A., Harvard, 1927.

    Career

    • Professor horticulture and agricultural botany New York State School of Agriculture, Morrisville, 1909-1914. Professor horticulture Syracuse University College Agriculture, 1914-1917. Assistant in visual instruction agricultural, States Relations Service, Washington, 1917.

      Director agricultural courses National Service School, Washington, summer, 1918. Organizer and inspector of camp farms, O.Q.M.G., 1918. Lecturer in horticulture Advertising Educational Foundation, Beaune, France.

      1919; lecturer horticulture Columbia University, 1925-1927, associate professor landscape architecture, 1927-1945, now emeritus. Director Hamilton Arboretum and Gardens, Nevis, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.

    Works

    • Author: House Plants, Their Care and Culture, 1916. Practical Gardening, 1917. Editor of Handbook for Practical Farmers, 1920.

      Garden Making and Keeping. 1926
    • Imperishable Earth (poems), 1934. Stone of Destiny (poems), 1940.

      Isle of Destiny (poems), 1941. Gardening for Health and Happiness, 1945.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Fellow Royal Horticultural Society (England). American Geography Society, American Society Landscape Architects, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Mabel L. Chase, July 5, 1916.
    • father: Francis Findlay
    • mother: Christina (Morton) Findlay
    • spouse: Mabel L. Chase
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    Born 1879
    Died August 23, 1950
    (aged 71)
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