in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Architecture. 2921 words.
Olmsted, Frederick Law (26 April 1822–23 August 1903), landscape architect and travel writer, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of John Olmsted, a dry goods merchant, and Charlotte...