Florham: The Lives of an American Estate -- Acknowledgements

The Friends of Florham would like to acknowledge the continuing enthusiasm and support of Dr. J. Michael Adams, president of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The majority of the historic photographs of the Florham estate were taken by Shirley Carter Burden, a professional photographer and grandson of the Twomblys, and by Johnston Stewart. Photos taken by the late Johnston Stewart are from the collection of his friend Robert DeLage, of Providence, Rhode Island. The photographs by Shirley Burden were taken primarily in the 1950s before the sale of the estate. The photographs by Johnston Stewart were taken in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Several of the garden photographs were taken by Delight Rushmore Lewis of Madison, New Jersey (in the early days of the campus).

Photographs of furnishings and objects purchased at the estate auction by W. Parsons Todd, founder of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, are from the collection of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown, NJ. Photographs were taken by Stan Freeny.

Photographs of the Seymour Joseph Guy painting, "Going to the Opera," of Florence Vanderbilt Twombly and her three daughters, and of Alice and Florence Adele Twombly in a pony cart are with permission of The Biltmore Company Asheville, North Carolina.

The photograph of Chef Joseph Donon in the kitchen at Florham was copied from Mr. Donon's album by Robert DeLage. That album is now in the archives of the Escoffier Museum Foundation at Villeneuve-Loubee in France.

"The Tragedy of Young Twombly," a historical booklet by Doug Kellner, provided information about the death of Hamilton Twombly Jr.

The photograph of the Twombly-Burden Room in the Low Memorial Library at Columbia University is used with the permission of Columbia University.

Additional photographs and illustrations were provided by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Friends of Florham.

The following members of the Fairleigh Dickinson University provided valuable assistance in the preparation of this book: Brigid Burke, Technical Services & Digital Projects Librarian — College at Florham; Eleanor Friedl, Reference Librarian - College at Florham; Richard Frick, Associate Vice President for Facilities; Scott Giglio, Assistant Director - Public Relations; William R. Kennedy, Webmaster - Web Operations; Susan McConville, Executive Director of Development - University Advancement; Dr. Marilyn Rye, Associate Provost - College at Florham.

Special thanks to Robert DeLage for his many contributions of original photographs and valuable new information about Florham and its history.

Thanks to Ann Granbery and John Sulpy for providing important information.

Thanks to Arthur Vanderbilt II and Dr. Kenneth Greene, Campus Provost - College at Florham, for their contributions and assistance.

The Friends want to give special thanks to Susan Adams for her encouragement and substantial contributions to the success of their projects.

The authors wish to pay tribute to the memory of Walter T. Savage, Professor of English Emeritus and former President of the University, for his many years of dedication to the history of Florham, first as the campus' initial faculty member when it became a part of Fairleigh Dickinson University and later as a member of the board of the Friends of Florham. He conducted a number of research projects to gather significant details about the estate and the lives of the Twomblys. Walter Savage served as a model thoughout our preparation of this book.