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Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1875 - 1962

Found in 269 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from Bruce Hopper, Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Littauer Center M-22, Cambridge 38, Massachusetts to Robert and Mildred Bliss, February 6, 1952 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 17, item: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E17:1952.02.06
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Handwritten letter from a an unknown correspondence from Harvard University, Department of Government to Robert and Mildred Bliss thanks them for the Dvornik book, "The Making of Central and Eastern Europe". He will put the book to immedite use in his seminar."Hopper" written in pencil at top of first leaf and refers to Bruce Hopper, professor of government at Harvard University. Written below letterhead, "3 Craigie Circle" which probably is his personal address.

Letter from C. Stuart Gager, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., November 9, 1939 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 49Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Gager 1939.11.09
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from C. Stuart Gager, Director of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to Mildred Bliss tells her it gave him much pleasure for Mrs. Gager and him to meet Mildred at Dumbarton Oaks and see "your beautiful plantations." While walking about in the gardens with Bryce [James Bryce] it occurred to him that a name that applies to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden would also apply to Dumbarton Oaks, "Gardens within a Garden." It was not only a pleasure to see this...

Letter from C. Waller Barrett, Chairman, The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York 22, N.Y. to fellow member, March 19, 1954 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 15, item: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E15:Barrett 1954.03.19
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Typescript letter with signature from C. Waller Barrett asking Grolier Club members if they want to submit their rare books, prints, letters, and manuscripts of literary, artistic or historical interest to be a part of the final exhibition, Collector's Choice. Letter was probably intended for either Robert Woods Bliss as a member of the Club.

Letter from C. Waller Barrett, Chairman, The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York 22, N.Y. to Honorable Robert Woods Bliss, 1537 28th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., May 3, 1954 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 15, item: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E15:Barrett 1954.05.03
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Typescript letter with signature from C. Waller Barrett to Robert Woods Bliss acknowledges receipt of material on loan for the Collector's Choice exhibition at the Grolier Club from April 27-June 1, 1954. The material will be returned by June 15.

Letter from Caryl Crawford Hickory, The Shoreham to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, July 18, 1937 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 61Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Hickory 1937.07.18
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Caryl Crawford Hickory to Mildred Bliss thanks her for the delightful swim yesterday afternoon. "We both enjoyed it so much." Hickory also thanks her for the mental picture which will hang in the "memory gallery". "Where ever we are in some unpleasant spot, I can now close my eyes and feel again the delicious smooth water, as we floated lazily on one's back and idly turned one's head to face one enchanting spot after another. To see the vista up the 'Scala della...

Letter from C.F. Palmstierna, Private Secretary to His Majesty the King, Stockholm, Royal Palace to Mrs. and Mr. Robert Woods. Bliss, Harvard University, 3101 Street, Washington 7, D.C., March 6, 1952 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 7, item: 11Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E7:King of Sweden 1952.03.06
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from the C.F. Palmstierna, Private Secretary to His Majesty the King of Sweden (Gustav VI Adolf) to Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss. He thanks the Blisses on behalf of the King for sending him the "beautiful book, Dumbarton Oaks Papers number six which His Majesty is studying with keen interest." A handwritten postscript tells them it was a pleasure to meet them in Sweden last Autumn.

Letter from Cornelia Knox Kean, 2804 N Street, N.W., Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Robert Bliss, May 23, 1934 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 77Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Kean 1934.05.23
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Handwritten letter from Cornelia Knox Kean to Mildred Bliss thanks her for sharing her gardens with many people. She comments that it was particularly beautiful this year. She thanks Mildred Bliss for the generous help she has given to the Georgetown Flower Show. William Gray's assistance will relieve the burden and make it "lovlier than it has ever been". She offers remembrances to her and Robert Woods Bliss from her and her husband, General Jefferson Randolph Kean.

Letter from Cornelia Knox Kean, 2804 N. Street, N.W., Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, August 19, 1933 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 76Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Kean 1933.08.19
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Cornelia Knox Kean to Mildred Bliss shares with her the last time Cornelia visited her beautiful garden, one of the gardeners was their guide. She thinks his name was Taylor. He showed them many beautiful and interesting things among the miracles there which Mildred have wrought. "I told him of a friend of ours who had built a new garden at her old home in Virginia. He said he would like to know how she "antiqued" the modern bricks, which I described. I send you the...

Letter from C.T. Currelly, Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology, Toronto 5, Canada to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., June 1, 1937 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 32Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Currelly 1937.06.01
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from C.T. [Charles Trick] Currelly to Mildred Bliss thanks her and her husband [Robert Woods Bliss] for the enormous pleasure they gave him when he was in Washington. He has been making his friends a vivid green, which is slowly turning to yellow, with descriptions of her garden.

Letter from Donald L. Kline, Planning Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Capital Parks, Washington to Beatrix Farrand, Landscape Architect, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 21, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 48Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:Kline 1942.05.21
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Donald Kline to Beatrix Farrand. A copy of the letter was sent to John Thacher. Kline tells her that he request $8,600 in the National Captial Parks District of Columbia budget for personnel and materials to properly maintain the area in the present condition. He is uncertain if Congress will pass the budgeted amount of even $4000. Four copies of letter with original.

Letter from Edith Bettinger, 3403 O St. N.W. to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, April 1935 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 20Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Bettinger
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Edith Bettinger to Mildred Bliss thanks Mildred for her kindness in allowing Bettinger to take her friend, Mrs. Frothingham of Boston through Mildred's garden [Dumbarton Oaks]. Mrs. Frothingham asked her to extend thanks to Mildred also. She and Mr. Bettinger had taken Captain and Mrs. Frothingham to see some Virginia gardens, and she had assured them that Georgetown offered more beautiful gardens than any seen in Virginia thanks to Mildred and Mr. [Robert Woods]...

Letter from Edwin Bergstrom, The American Institute of Architects, The Octagon, 1741 New York Avenue, Washington, D.C. to Honorable Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., October 16, 1939 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 19Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Bergstrom 1939.10.16
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Edwin Bergstrom, President, The American Institute of Architects, to Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Bliss offers the appreciation of the 75th Convention of The American Institute of Architects for the Blisses gracious hospitality entertaining the delegates of the Convention and their guests at tea at Dumbarton Oaks, Sunday afternoon, September 24. "The occasion was most enjoyable and in an environment whose beauty made a great appeal to the...

Letter from Elizabeth M. Cornell, Aid Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia, 3050 R Street Northwest to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, May 6, 1939 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 5, item: 10Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E5:Cornell 1939.05.06
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Signed handwritten letter from Elizabeth M. Cornell to Robert and Mildred Bliss thanking them on behalf of the blind people who attended a concert at Dumbarton Oaks. She hopes she may have the privilege of sharing the Henry and Annie Hart Home for the Blind at 3050 R. Street Northwest with them some day.

Letter from Elizabeth Peet to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 1930-1951 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 98Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Peet 19xx.05.02
Scope and Contents: Signed handwritten letter from Elizabeth Peet, Dean of Houses, Gallaudet College, Kendall Green, to Robert and Mildred Bliss thanks them for giving the opportunity for the public to visit the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. She states "I know the House for Incurables (The Home for the Incurables) will be materially benefitted by your kindness ...." This is probably referring to the opening of the garden to benefit the charity that day. The Blisses opened the Dumbarton Oaks Garden to the public to...

Letter from Ellis Russell, Tenth Floor, 67 Wall Street, New York to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 25, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 50Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:ER 1942.05.25
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Ellis Russell to Beatrix Farrand discusses the amount requested in the budget by the National Park Service for the Dumbarton Oaks Park and offered guidance on the distribution of the money under the direction of a committee appointed of the deed of trust. He has consulted with Mr. Delefield on the matter who thinks that even if a trust was created by the Blisses for Dumbarton Oaks Park, it would probably result in the reduction of the public...

Letter from Emmy and Egon Wellesz to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, December 24, 1956 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 118Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Wellesz 1956.12.24
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Emmy Wellesz to Mildred Bliss thanks both her and Robert Woods Bliss for a beautiful and thoughtful present and for the charming words by which it was accompanied. She takes the opportunity of telling them how much they both love being at Dumbarton Oaks and with what gratitude they are always thinking of the founders of that unique place. She wishes she could adequately express their joy in the gardens, and how much they are aware of the creative spirit to which its...

Letter from Francis Dvornik, Harvard University, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1703 Thirty-second Street, Washington 7, D.C. to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, April 29, 1952 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 3, item: 5Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E3:Dvornik 1952.04.29
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Father Francis Dvornik to Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Bliss thanking them for the support they gave during the Symposium and the party at their house at the end of the Symposium. He thanks The Lord for a successful Symposium in spite of the weather. Without them there would not have been a Dumbarton Oaks Research Trust or Symposium. He says the Blisses saw what was needed in this country and The Lord is rewarding them. Their great sacrifice was not in vain. They...

Letter from Francis Dvornik, Harvard University, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1703 Thirty-second Street, Washington 7, D.C. to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, December 23, 1953 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 3, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E3:Dvornik 1953.12.23
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Father Francis Dvornik to Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Bliss tells them he is overwhelmed by their kindness and generosity and offers his thanks for their beautiful Christmas present. He will use it for the first time at his Christmas day Mass, and will say the Mass for both of them and also remember all their dearly departed. He hoped to be able to give them a copy of his new book, "The Slavs, their Early History and Civilization", but printing has been delayed...

Letter from Francis Dvornik, Harvard University, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to the Honorable and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 2750 Q Street, Washington, D.C., December 1, 1949 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 3, item: 4Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E3:Dvornik 1949.12.01
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Father Francis Dvornik to Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Bliss telling them he takes great pleasure in presenting a copy of his book, "The Making of Central and Eastern Europe" published recently in London. In the introduction and the final chapters, they will find are other proof of the importance of Byzantine history for a proper understanding of the twelfth centuries, so vital for the development of Germany, of Central Europe, and of Russia, has been misrepresented...

Letter from Francis Dvornik, Kirkland House, Cambridge 38, Massachusetts to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, November 15, 1956 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 3, item: 9Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E3:Dvornik 1956.11.15
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Handwritten letter from Father Francis Dvornik to Robert and Mildred Bliss send his latest publication, "Slavs,Their Early History and Civilization" published by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts as an early Christmas present. He is in Cambridge teaching a course based on the publication. He looks forward to seeing them again at Dumbarton Oaks.

Letter from Francis Dvornik, Vincent House, Pembridge, Square, London, W.2 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, July 1952 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 3, item: 6Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E3:Dvornik 1952.07.15
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Father Francis Dvornik to Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Bliss reports that the lectures he gave at the University of London and the University of Paris were a "great success". He is pleased to tell that he was able to hold the flag of true scholarship and of Dumbarton Oaks, in particular, very high. He was surprised to find so many people interested in his research. He will return to the U.S. as a convinced and fervent American patriot. He is defending the U.S. where...

Letter from Francis Dvornik, Washington, D.C. to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, December 23, 1954 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 3, item: 8Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E3:Dvornik 1954.12.23
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Father Francis Dvornik to Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Bliss thanks them for their generous gift. He says, "Mr. Bliss knows the "good years!" He will enjoy the wine and Christmas cake. His gift for them is unfortunately on its way to be printed. He did all he could to have his new book printed before Christmas, but he has not succeeded. He has only finished the correction of the gallery proofs. He only has a small offprint in French to offer them. It is a short...

Letter from Frederick Moore, 1868 Columbia Road, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, May 13, 1939 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 89Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Moore 1939.05.13
Scope and Contents: Signed handwritten letter from Frederick Moore, Advisor to Japan, to Mildred Bliss thanks her for allowing him to show Japanese gardeners the Dumbarton Oaks Garden. He said James Bryce lead the tour and was very informative. He asks to give his regards to Robert Woods Bliss, who he has the pleasure to be acquainted with. Also included is a handwritten transcript of a telephone call made by Frederick Moore probably to Mildred Bliss' secretary shortly after the visit thanking her for the...

Letter from Frederick R. Goff, Rare Books Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 1537 28th Street, N.W., Washington 7, D.C., April 29, 1953 Digital

File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Box: F, Folder: 5, item: 3Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, F5:Goff 1953.04.29
Scope and Contents: Correspondence to or from Mildred Bliss' secretary and Frederick R. Goff, Chief, Rare Books Division of the Library of Congress. Also includes an analysis of plates missing from the book, "Botanist's Repository" in the Library of Congress collection and Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs information and price list for the Historic American Building Survey collection, the Pictorial Archives of Early American Architecture collection, and the Architecture of the Deep South...