Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937


Found in 6 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for both Mary and Bernard Berenson biographical material, diaries, correspondence, and writings, both published and unpublished.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.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, March 28, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 9Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.03.28
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss. Beatrix Farrand reports the Palomar Observatory wants help in planting the surrounding great dome of the 200 ft. Hale telescope. She comments "how closely our minds jump in parallel lines." She says it is exciting about Dumbarton's future with the sculpture gallery being built, Christian and Byzantine census, and the interest expressed by Princeton and Harvard Universities.Beatrix Farand thinks the memorial inscription...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 3203 S. Street, Washington, D.C., June 18, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 30Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.06.18
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss with responses to the following garden projects: Orion and Bootes chairs for the Star Garden, seat for the Lilac Circle, unicorn lady for Dumbarton Oak Park area, Forsythia arch in the Forsythia Dell, designing at Dumbarton Oaks, lantern in the Star Garden, the swinging seat in the Terrior Column and Enclosure, ironwork colors, William Gray's memorial, and the Music Room wall. She also responds to points on the the Memorandum sent...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, c/o Dewey Riddle, Sunlight Valley, via Cody, Wyoming, August 22, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 41Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.08.22
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss tells her the law suit about Farrand's grandmother's estate has been decided in her favor. "As you know, perhaps, Elisina felt this part of the estate [Edith Wharton's estate] should go to her and had asked and received three different legal opinons as to whether she might claim the whole of my granmother's trust and each legal advisor urged her to accept the compromise offered her on my behalf last autumn of a half and half...

Letter from Mildred Bliss to Trix, February 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 3Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.02.xx
Scope and Contents: Typescript and handwritten letter signed by Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand (Trix). Date of letter is uncertain, but it was created after Lucie Howe Draper Schelling's death, February 4, 1938 as it is discussed in the letter. Mildred mentions the grief felt by Ernest Schelling, Lucie's husband. She also mentions to Beatrix Farrand, Sumner Welles may be interested in Edith Wharton's letters.

Partial letter by Beatrix Farrand, approximately 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 26Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF undated
Scope and Contents: Three typescript paragraphs probably by Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss about books that were left by Edith Wharton following her death to Lady (Kenneth) Clark's son, Colin on architecture or art. Colin was Edith's godson. Beatrix reports that Lady Clark had received a letter from Elisina Tyler telling her that Edith Wharton has not made a catalogue of books and before her death Edith had presented Elisina with the most valuable book in the collection. "Evidently they do not love Elisina."...