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Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1875 - 1962

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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for both Mary and Bernard Berenson biographical material, diaries, correspondence, and writings, both published and unpublished.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....