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Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962



  • Existence: 1875 - 1962

Found in 188 Collections and/or Records:

1964 bulb order for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss's 1537 28th Street residence from Matthew Kearney to Ralph Cook, June 11, 1965 Digital

File — Container: Box: F, Folder: 3a, item: 31Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, F3a:BulbOrder 1965.06.11
Scope and Contents: Typescript garden bulb order for 1964 with note added to return to Matthew Kearney's file. Order originally made attention to Mr. Ralph Cook.

Article from Archaeological Notes by Marvin Ross titled "Two Gem Carvings of the IV Century A.D." from Marvin C. Ross to Mildred and Robert Bliss, 1957 Digital

File — Box: H, Folder: 7a, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H7a:Two Gem Carvings
Scope and Contents: Typescript article written by Marvin C. Ross titled, "Two Gem Carvings of the IV Century A.D. and two photographs published under Archaeological Notes in the American Journal of Archaeology, 61, 1957, pages 173-174 and plate 67. Plate 67 includes Fig. 1, Intaglio of Constantine the Great, from a cast and Fig. 2 Chalcedony gem. Head of a youth, IV century, both in the Walters Art Gallery.

Barbara Sessions, 1938-1943

Sub-Group — Box: H, Folder: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: Correspondence including letters and telegrams to, from, or about Barbara Sessions, librarian at Dumbarton Oaks and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Bernard and Mary Berenson papers

Collection Identifier: BER -8
Scope and Contents: The papers contain for both Mary and Bernard Berenson biographical material, diaries, correspondence, and writings, both published and unpublished. There is also an extensive file of "Berensoniana," writings about Berenson and Villa I Tatti, but excluding reviews of publications. The papers are organized into seven series: I. Biographical, II. Collections, Villa I Tatti, and Harvard, III. Diaries, IV. Correspondence, V. Research and Writings, VI. Berensoniana, and VII. Photographs.

Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, approximately 1860-1969

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 76.xx
Overview: Robert Woods Bliss (1875-1962) and his wife, Mildred Barnes Bliss (1879-1969) were prominent art collectors and the founders of Dumbarton Oaks, an estate which they developed and conveyed in 1940 to Harvard University as the Center for Byzantine Studies. Contains personal, philanthropic and United States Foreign Service-related papers.

Mildred Barnes and Robert Woods Bliss correspondence with Kirsopp and Silva Lake

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.003
Scope and Contents: The collection contains correspondence among Robert Woods and Mildred Barnes Bliss and Kirsopp and Silva Lake, most commonly letters between Kirsopp Lake and Mildred Barnes Bliss. There are also project proposals, fieldwork reports, and a single set of photographs of the Citadel of Van. These documents relate to financial support provided by the Blisses for various projects undertaken by the Lakes, most notably an archaeological expedition to Lake Van in eastern Turkey in 1938 and 1939. Robert...

"C" Miscellaneous, 1938-1957

Sub-Group — Box: E, Folder: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: Correspondence, photographs and a drawing sent to Mildred Bliss or Robert Woods Bliss from individuals with a last name beginning with "C".

Calling card and note from Mrs. Mary Hennen Jennings, 1910 Twenty-fourth Street, Washington, D.C. to Mildred Bliss, 1933-1948

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 71Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Jennings
Scope and Contents: Handwritten note from Mary Jennings (Mrs. James Hennen Jennings) to Mildred Bliss sending her formal acceptance to an invitation. "A formal acceptance for Coleman (her son) and me for the 10th is going to you." She tells Mildred, "I was sad to miss you yesterday, if you had come in for only five minutes - it would have been a joy. I was alone." Note undated, probably created between 1933 and 1947 (Mary Lucretia Jennings died in January 1948).

Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Dumbarton Oaks Park

Sub-Series — Folder: 13Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: Thirty-seven black and white photographs, 2 color photographs, and a collection of photographs with drawings and notes of the Dumbarton Oaks Park which refers to the 27-acre parcel of land that Robert and Mildred Bliss donated to the National Park Service in 1940. The acreage is now considered a part of Rock Creek Park.When it was part of the Bliss estate, the park belonged to Beatrix Farrand’s garden design. It served as a rustic counterpoint to the complex and formal garden areas...

Dumbarton Oaks Garden, East Lawn

Sub-Series — Folder: 14Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: Twenty black and white photographs and 5 color photographs of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, East Lawn is an unbroken expanse of grass stretching from the entrance of the house southeast to the R Street wall.In her Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks, Beatrix Farrand, landscape gardener called the East Lawn “one of the loveliest of the features of Dumbarton Oaks in its freedom from detail” (p. 20). To frame the open lawn, Farrand planned perimeter plantings chosen for their size and...