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Mary Rutherfurd Jay

landscape architect , author , lecturer

Mary Rutherfurd Jay, American landscape architect, author, lecturer. Decorated Cross of Mercy (Serbia); silver medal (American Committee for Devastated France). Member American Committee for Devastated France, charge unit of famerettes working with United States Army Garden Service, Versailles, June 1918; Fellow Royal Horticultural Society, London; member of New York Horticultural Society, Garden; Club: Cosmopolitan.

Background

Jay, Mary Rutherfurd was born on August 16, 1872 in Fair Haven, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Review Peter Augustus and Julia (Post) Jay.

Education

Architectural study, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1906, Bussey Institute, Forest Hills, Massachusetts, 1907.

Career

In practice of landscape architecture, New York City, since 1908. Landscape work in estates of Honorary George W. Wickersham, W. A. Rockefeller, I. N. Phelps-Stokes, Henry R. Mallory and others.

Works

  • Author: The Garden Handbook, 1931. The Jay Family, a genealogical chart with over 900 names, 1935. Lecturer Royal Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, Forum, Brooklyn Art Museum, garden clubs, etc.

Membership

Member American Committee for Devastated France, charge unit of famerettes working with United States Army Garden Service, Versailles, June 1918. Fellow Royal Horticultural Society, London. Member of New York Horticultural Society, Garden.

Club: Cosmopolitan.

Connections

father:
Review Peter Augustus Jay

mother:
Julia (Post) Jay