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Born: 1830, Died: 1874

Born in Roxbury, MA, Robert Morris Copeland graduated from Harvard University in the early 1850s and became a farmer near Lexington, MA. By 1854 he had launched a partnership with Horace Cleveland in landscape and ornamental gardening. This collaboration produced the Sleepy Hollow cemetery in Concord, MA. After a rocky but interesting stint in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, Copeland implemented a landscape practice based in Boston, MA, and produced designs as far afield as Ridley Park, PA, where he influenced the young T. P. Chandler to relocate from the Boston area to Philadelphia.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

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  • Harvard University

 

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