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Footnotes

1. Proceedings of the Rock Creek Park Commission, RG 42, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. U.S. v. Glen W. Cooper et al., 20 Supreme Court, D.C. 104; Proceedings of the Rock Creek Park Commission.

5. Proceedings of the Rock Creek Park Commission; letter, Rock Creek Park Commissioners to Commissioners of the District of Columbia and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army, Dec. 12, ibid.

6. Letter, Brig. Gen. John M. Wilson to Supreme Court of D.C., Dec 9, 1898, Proceedings of the Rock Creek Park Commission.

7. Letter, Rock Creek Park Commissioners to Commissioners of the District of Columbia and the Chief of Engineers, U.S Army, Dec. 13, 1894, Proceedings of the Rock Creek Park Commission.

8. Letters received, Office of the Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, 1891-1908, RG 42, National Archives.

9. Report of the Secretary, Board of Control of Rock Creek Park, Operations from the Establishment of the Park, September 27, 1890, to June 30, 1912 (Washington, 1912), p. 9. (Hereinafter cited as Board of Control Report, 1912.)

10. Minutes of the Board of Control, 1894-1917, RG 42, National Archives.

11. Sundry Civil Act for Fiscal Year 1919, July 1, 1918, 40 Stat. 650. Ridley also served as superintendent of the State, War, and Navy Building.

12. Act of Feb. 26, 1925, 43 Stat. 983. The new office incorporated that of the superintendent of the State, War, and Navy building.

13. Board of Control Report, 1912, pp. 10-11; Shoemaker, "Historic Rock Creek," Records of the Columbia Historical Society (Washington: Columbia Historical Society, 1909), 12: 41.

14. Board of Control, Report, 1912, pp. 9-10.

15. Ibid., p. 12; "Boulder and Ross Drive Bridges," National Register of Historic Places form, Sept. 25, 1979, National Park Service.

16. Board of Control, Report, 1912, pp. 9-10; quotation from Donald Beekman Myer, Bridges and the City of Washington (Washington: Commission of Fine Arts, 1974), p. 78.

17. Board of Control, Report, 1912, p. 9.

18. Regulations and correspondence in letters received, Office of the Engineer Commissioner.

19. Board of Control, Report, 1912, pp. 22-23, 25.

20. Unsigned copy of letter to Col. Chester Harding, June 16, 1913, Office of the Engineer Commissioner; memorandum, Grabil to Secretary, Board of Control, June 20, 1913, ibid.

21. "Night Parking Prohibition Rule in Rock Creek Exempts Families," Evening Star, July 18, 1922, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway clippings file, Commission of Fine Arts records, RG 66, National Archives.

22. Memorandum, Sherrill to Gillen, Sept. 14, General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds records, RG 42, National Archives: Constance McLaughlin Green, Washington: Capital City, 1879-1950 (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1962), p. 383.

23. Board of Control, Report, 1912, pp.8, 16-17; "A Brief History of Golf Courses in National Capital Parks," 4 p. paper, Concessioner file, Rock Creek Park Headquarters; letter, Clarence O. Sherrill to John Joy Edson, Oct. 20, 1922, and other correspondence in Camp Good Will file, Rock Creek Park, National Park Service records, Washington National Records Center.

24. "Brief History of Golf Courses."

25. Correspondence, Office of the Engineer Commissioner.

26. Board of Control, Report, 1912, p. 9; letter, Newman to Sherrill, June 23, 1921, General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds; letter, Sherrill to Newman, June 28, 1921, ibid.; other correspondence ibid.

27. General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds records; memorandum to press Nov. 17, 1921, ibid.; letter, Sherrill to Mrs. Powell Clayton, Nov. 4, 1921, ibid.

28. Memorandum to Chief of Engineers, Feb. 1, 1922, General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds records.

29. Memorandum, Peaslee to Ridley, Nov. 22, 1919, Rock Creek Park General Project file, Commission of Fine Arts records.

30. Letter, Brown to Moore, Dec. 16, 1921, Rock Creek Park Correspondence project file, Commission of Fine Arts records; letter, Moore to Brown, Dec. 20, 1921, ibid.; letter, Brown to Sherrill, Dec. 17, 1921, General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds Records; letter, Sherrill to Brown, Dec. 19, 1921, ibid.

31. An Autobiography (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913), p. 337.

32. Ibid., p. 45.

33. Letter, Dewey to Biddle, Mar. 9, 1907, Office of the Engineer Commissioner; letter, Morrow to Dewey, Mar. 11, 1907, ibid.

34. Edmund W. Starling, Starling of the White House (New York, Simon and Schuster, 1946), pp. 51-52.

35. Letter, Wilson to Ridley, Apr. 22, 1920, General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds records; letter, Ridley to Wilson, May 7, 1920, ibid.

36. Wilson quoted in memorandum, Ridley to Gillen, May 10, 1920, General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds records; memorandum, Gillen to Ridley, May 11, 1920, ibid; letter, Ridley to Wilson, May 20, 1920, ibid.

37. Letter, Wilson to Sherrill, June 21, 1921, General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds records; letter, Sherrill to Wilson, June 28, 1921, ibid.

38. Jusserand Memorial file, Central files, Commission of Fine Arts records.

39. Letter, McKenna to Secretary of War, July 8, Office of the Engineer Commissioner.

40. Minutes of the Board of Control, Sept. 15, 1898; 31 Stat. 573.

41. H.R. 7336 and S. 3481, 55th Congress.

42. Letter, Chief Henry S. Graves, USFS, to Maj. W.V. Judson, Apr. 15, 1912, Office of the Engineer Commissioner; letter, Acting Forester A.F. Potter, USFS, to Office of the Public Buildings and Grounds, Jan. 20, 1920, General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds records.

43. Commission of Fine Arts Report to the Committee on the Library, House of Representatives, Sept. 18, 1917, quoted in "Rock Creek Park: A report by the Olmsted Brothers, December, 1918," Rock Creek Park Olmsted Report project file, Commission of Fine Arts records; letter, Ridley to Henry S. Graves, Jan. 28, 1920, General Correspondence file, Public Buildings and Grounds records.

44. Letter, Moore to Ridley, May 22, 1920, Rock Creek Park Correspondence project file, Commission of Fine Arts records.

45. Board of Control Report, 1912, p. 9.

46. Ibid.m p. 16; letter, Capt. E.M. Markham to Clarence Moore, Apr. 3, 1911, Office of the Engineer Commissioner.

47. The Improvement of the Park System of the District of Columbia (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902), p. 10.

48. Ibid., p. 88.

49. Ibid., p. 89.

50. "Rock Creek Park: A Report by the Olmsted Brothers, December 1918."

51. Office memorandum, Ridley, Feb. 1, 1919, Rock Creek Park Correspondence project file, Commission of Fine Arts Records.

52. Letter, Greenleaf to Ridley, Feb. 6, 1919, Rock Creek Park Correspondence project file, Commission of Fine Arts records.

53. Letter, Greenleaf to Moore, Feb. 6, 1919, Rock Creek Park Correspondence project file, Commission of Fine Arts records.

54. Letter, Moore to Olmsted, Dec. 24, 1921, Rock Creek Park Correspondence project file, Commission of Fine Arts records.

55. Letter, Greenleaf to Sherrill, Mar. 3, 1922, Rock Creek Park Correspondence project file, Commission of Fine Arts records.

56. Letter, Sherrill, to Greenleaf, Mar. 10, 1922, Rock Creek Park Correspondence project file, Commission of Fine Arts records.

57. Letter, Greenleaf to Sherrill, Mar. 11, 1922, Rock Creek Park Correspondence project file, Commission of Fine Arts records; see pages 73-75.


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