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Robertson, John

Born - Died : ? - ?

John Robertson worked for Loudon from 1831 to 1840 and did the drawings for the Encyclopaedia of Cottage and Villa Architecture. He then worked for Paxton at Chatsworth and did the drawings for Princes Park and Birkenhead Park. One can see Robertson as the means by which Loudon's great enthusiasm for public parks came to fruition. When Loudon died, Robertson wrote an obituary poem which includes the following verse: He wielded no sword in his country's cause, But his pen was never still; He studied each form of Nature's laws To lessen each human ill. That voice is hush'd! - and lost the sound Employ'd to raise the poor; But the echo shall, by his works, be found To reach the rich man's door.

Gardens designed by Robertson, John