The Library of the School of Landscape Architecture at Robinson Hall has received a notable gift from Mrs. Charles Eliot in the professional library of her husband, Charles Eliot '82, landscape architect, who died in 1897. Mr. Eliot, a son of President Eliot, was the leader in founding the Metropolitan Park System of Boston, as well as the Trustees of Public Reservations, and was influential in securing to Boston the Charles River Basin.
The library comprises books and magazines on landscape architecture and kindred subjects, many reports on public reservations, several portfolios of photographs collected by Mr. Eliot, and a number of manuscripts and note books of great interest. All this material will be kept together and not merged with the School's other extensive collections; it will be known as the "Charles Eliot Collection."
Aside from its actual professional value, the gift has a particular sentimental interest for the School, because the Chair of Landscape Architecture and the travelling fellowship were both named in Mr. Eliot's honor.