Robert Morris Copeland
|Robert Morris Copeland|
December 11, 1830|
|Died||March 28, 1874
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Spouse(s)||Josephine Kent (m. 1854)|
|Practice||Cleveland & Copeland|
|Projects||Sleepy Hollow Cemetery|
Robert Morris Copeland, Sr. (December 11, 1830 – March 28, 1874) was a landscape architect, town planner and Union Army officer in the American Civil War. Along with his partner H.W.S. Cleveland of the firm Cleveland and Copeland, he is known chiefly for his cemetery plans, most notably Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts as well as contemporaneous designs around Massachusetts and New England.
Copeland was born on December 11, 1830 to Benjamin and Julia Fellows Copeland, who lived in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard College, and opened a Boston-based landscape gardening firm with Horace Cleveland in 1854, which became known as Cleveland and Copeland.
- Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts
- Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Massachusetts (1859)
- Oak Grove Cemetery in Gloucester, Massachusetts
Town, park, and estate plans
- Central Park, New York City (entered contest, did not win)
- Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
- Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
- Armsmear, the Samuel Colt estate, Hartford, Connecticut
- Frederick Billings Estate, Woodstock, Vermont
- Copeland, Robert Morris. Country Life: A Handbook of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Landscape Gardening (1st ed.). Boston: J. P. Jewett & Company. Retrieved 26 March 2016.. Versions of the revised fifth edition (1866) and sixth edition (1867) are also freely available.
- —— (1872). The Most Beautiful City in America: Essay and Plan for the Improvement of the City of Boston. Boston: Lee & Shepard. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- "Robert Morris Copeland". The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- Pupdawg (August 25, 2013). "Robert Morris Copeland, Sr.". Find a Grave. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
- Tishler, William H. (2009) [First published 1866]. "Introduction to the Reprint Edition" (PDF). Country Life: A Handbook of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Landscape Gardening (Reprint ed.). University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 978-1-55849-694-1. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- Weiss, Ellen (1975). "Robert Morris Copeland's Plans for Oak Bluffs". Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. 34 (1): 60–66. doi:10.2307/988957. ISSN 0037-9808.
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