Some of the specimens of landscape gardening in the vicinity of Philadelphia, among the older places, will rank as among the best illustrations of beauty and taste in the art, anywhere in the world. Many of these were laid out by William Carvill, a highly educated English gardener, who came to Philadelphia early in the century. The grounds of Haverford College, where Philadelphia gave the reception to the members of the British Association for the advancement of Science a few years ago, were very much admired by the English visitors. This is one of the best specimens of Mr. Carvill's work which the march of city improvements has left to us. When the celebrated gardens of William Hamilton, the friend and employer of Pursh and Lyon, went from the family to a cemetery company, and which is now known as Woodlands, Mr. Carvill leased the greenhouses, and had a general oversight over the cemetery. It was very fortunate that so intelligent a man had this charge, for to this we are indebted for the preservation of many of the rare trees and shrubs for which the grounds are still famous.

He retired from business many years ago, and has been living with a married daughter in Philadelphia, where he died on the 3rd of March in his ninetieth year.