Florence M. Jumonville



Florence M. Jumonville, a native New Orleanian, is currently archivist for the Touro Infirmary Foundation. In previous positions at The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana and Special Collections Department at the University of New Orleans Library, she has worked with Louisiana materials and special collections for 45 years. Florence has authored two books and over 50 book chapters, articles, and conference papers, and served as a research and editorial assistant for Garden Legacy.



1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Book Talk
Garden Legacy


Garden Legacy

by Mary Louise Mossy Christovich and Roulhac Bunkley Toledano, with a foreword by S. Frederick Starr

Garden Legacy accords the French-American tradition of landscape design and horticultural study its rightful place in transatlantic cultural history. French settlers in New Orleans adapted garden prototypes from the era of Louis XIV to the more abundant plant life yet smaller-scale gardens of colonial Louisiana. This sumptuously illustrated survey showcases period maps and prints from The Historic New Orleans Collection and other North American and European institutions; the remarkable nineteenth-century plan-book collection of the New Orleans Notarial Archives; and contemporary memoirs of early Louisiana settlers and naturalists.


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