This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
As we predicted some time ago, parks are becoming the great features in all cities of any importance. The great Central Park of New York has given the initiative, and awakened inquiry and conviction of their importance. Rural cemeteries are also springing up in every direction. Many of these, however, are hardly worthy of the name. It is, undoubtedly, difficult to produce a striking landscape effect in grounds so entirely devoted to purposes of utility, but it is possible to combine both to a very great extent. We learn that a cemetery company has recently been formed at Rahway, N. J., of which J. E. Shotwell is president. They have secured a most beautiful and suitable tract of land, embracing about fifty acres, well wooded, and supplied with water for lakes, fountains, etc. A design has been furnished by W. Saunders, of Germantown, Pa., who is now engaged in laying out the grounds. We venture to say that, as in all previous engagements in landscape gardening, Mr. Saunders will give entire satisfaction.
Mr. Howard Daniels has been laying out very judiciously the New Cemetery, Oaklanda, at Syracuse, which was dedicated in the early part of November, with appropriate speeches and ceremonies.