|Statement||compiled by Anne Thompson Kent.|
|LC Classifications||E748.K384 K425|
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|LC Control Number||79300750|
William Kent. Businessman, Rancher, Philanthropist and U.S. Congressman. Donor of Muir Woods National Monument. William Kent and his wife, Elizabeth Thacher Kent, bought acres along Redwood Creek in Marin County for $45, in To protect the beautiful stands of redwoods located there, the Kents donated the land to the United States Federal Government. William Kent: Birthdate: circa Birthplace: Virginia, United States: Death: circa () Warren, Georgia, United States Immediate Family: Son of Charles Kent and Elizabeth Kent Husband of Jane Kent Father of Thomas Wiggins Kent. Managed by: . Elizabeth Thacher Kent (Septem – Aug ) was an environmentalist and women's rights activist. Together with her husband, U.S. Congressman William Kent, she helped create the Muir Woods National Monument by donating land to the government. William Kent ( – ) was the leading architect and designer of early Georgian Britain. Credited as having introduced the Palladian style of architecture into England and originating the 'natural' style of gardening known as the English landscape garden, Kent was a polymath, who also turned his hand to designing sculpture, furniture, metalwork, book illustration, theatrical design and.
william george carlile kent, esq. [ Commander. Second son of the late John Kent, Esq. Steward of the Royal Naval Hospital at Plymouth, who was appointed to that situation by Earl St. Vincent, in ; at which period he had served as a purser in the navy upwards of twenty years. Sherman Kent was born on December 1, , in Chicago, Illinois, one of seven children of William and Elizabeth Thacher Kent. The family moved to Marin County, California, when Kent was small. His father was an early conservationist and served as a congressman in Washington, D.C., where Kent attended the Friends School. Women’s Suffrage Centennial, - Suffrage Leader Elizabeth Thacher Kent Collection highlighting the activities of suffrage leader Elizabeth Thacher Kent (), whose husband, Congressman William Kent, was also an advocate for women's right to vote. Elizabeth Thacher Kent was born on month day , at birth place, Connecticut, to Thacher and Sherman. Elizabeth passed away on month day , at age 83 at death place, California. Elizabeth L Kent Connecticut Elizabeth L Kent in United States Federal Census.
KENT, William, a Representative from California; born in Chicago, Ill., Ma ; moved to California in with his parents, who settled in Marin County; attended private schools in California and Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Conn., ; was graduated from Yale University in ; returned to Chicago, Ill., in and engaged in the real estate and livestock business; . Thacher. Letters of the s relate to William Kent's education at the Hopkins Grammar School and at Yale. There are also letters of Elizabeth Thacher Kent's. family, who moved to California following the death of Thomas A. Thacher in Elizabeth's brother Sherman founded the Thacher School in . Elizabeth Thacher Kent was the daughter of Yale College professor Thomas Anthony Thacher and Elizabeth Baldwin (Sherman) Thacher. She married William Kent on Febru and moved to Kentfield, California. Together they had seven children. Her sons include Sherman Kent (Yale professor) and Roger Kent (US politician). Her daughter was the prominent artist Adaline Kent. Her favorite . WILLIAM KENT’S CAREER and life centered around Marin. But to get a fix on him you need to go 3, miles east, to the Manuscripts and Archives Room of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University, Kent’s alma mater. Here you can sort through box after box — 85 in all — of Kent letters, Kent writings and Kent memorabilia.