National Geographic : 1954 Apr
Rose Hill's Boxwood Enters ItsThird Century ofBeauty Dr.Gustavus Brown ap pears tohave planted box shrubs inapattern ofsemi circles within rectangles when hebuilt hishouse around 1730. Master and guests, strolling inaformal garden that dropped away inaseries of"falles," or terraces, enjoyed asuperb view ofthePort Tobacco River (background). ©National Geographic Society Kodachrome byW.Robert Moore, National Geographic Staff +New Room Keeps an18th-century Look Wye Plantation dates from 1747. Maryland's Gov. William Paca, asigner oftheDeclaration ofInde pendence, made ithis country seat. Heisburied near theoldbrick house. Today Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A.Houghton, Jr., arerestoring theplace. Their daughter Hollister plays inanew library build ingwith herwhite boxer under John Opie's portrait ofDr.Samuel Johnson. This authentic room con tains theHoughton book collection. Shelves hold a Gutenberg Bible, folios of Shakespeare, themanu script ofBoswell's Life of Johnson, andoriginal cor respondence ofSamuel Pepys.