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Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1872 - 1959

Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Philadelphia, Penn to Mrs. Max Farrand, Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven, Nov. 18, 1937 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 117Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.11.18
Scope and Contents: Western Union telegram first sent from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand at the Bar Harbor address on November 17 then forwarded to the New Haven address November 18. Mildred Bliss informs Beatrix Farrand of Ernest's [Schelling] operation postponement due to Lucie's [Howe Draper Schelling] sudden illness relapse. Lucie's condition is grave and Ernest's potentially disasterous therefore, Mildred says that she probably will sail Saturday on the Conte Di Savoia landing in VilleFrance [France]...

Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Santa Barbara, Calif. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Bar Harbor, Maine, Sep. 4, 1937 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 102Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.09.04
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Postal Telegraph, the International System telegram from Mildred Bliss explains to Beatrix Farrand she just returned from several days absence. She will respond to Beatrix Farrand's sour letter the middle of next week. She must leave California by October third at the latest as the month is crowded with legal matters and the Laughlin - Chanler wedding. Mildred Bliss is referring to the wedding of Miss Gertrude Laughlin and Lieutenant Hubert Winthrop Chanler [on October 23].

Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, Calif., Mar. 19, 1937 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 91Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.03.19
Scope and Contents: Postal Telegraph, the International System, telegram from Mildred Bliss expressing she is sorry Beatrix Farand can not enjoy some of the concerts [at Dumbarton Oaks]. She tells Beatrix Farrand that she is occupied with visit by Fogg [Museum] Direct the eighteenth and nineteenth [of April] and previous three days are filled. She asks if Beatrix Farand can arrive the twentieth [of April] so she can be free to concentrate on the garden. She reports the Garys [William Gray's health] improvement...

Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, February 27, 1939 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 55Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1939.02.27
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Postal telegraph telegram from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand tells her Mildred is still awaiting designs for the Forsythia archway gate and top, terrior seat, Lilac Circle seat and back. She would be grateful to receive them. She thanks Beatrix for her letter that she just received.

Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, c/o Mrs. Bayard Henry, West Walnut Lane, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1938 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 19Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.05.09
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Postal Telegraph telegram from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand in care of Mrs. Bayard Henry (Jane Irwin Robeson Henry) expresses her apologies for having Beatrix Farrand welcome Mildred Bliss and others on Wednesday instead of them welcoming her on Monday. She reports Nadia Boulanger is leaving on the night train.

Telegram from MilRob, New York, N.Y. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, March 13, 1940 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 78Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1940.03.13
Scope and Contents: Postal Telegraph telegram from Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Beatrix Farrand wishes Mildred [?] had been in Beatrix's audience as she is sure Beatrix painted garden pictures more lovely than the New York flower show at which James Bryce and Mildred acquired one Zygopetalum. The Boston [flower] show Acacias were quite lovely. The Stravinsky concert is tomorrow and promises well. The Instituto [Dumbarton Oaks Research Institute] progressing. They sign with devoted affection to Matrix...

Telegram from Milrob, Princeton, N.J. to Mrs. and Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Rd., San Marino, Calif, February 22, 1938 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 4Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.02.22
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Telegram from Mildred and Robert Bliss (Milrob) to Max and Beatrix Farrand (MaxTrix) sending regret for the personal loss of their friend, George [Ellery] Hale. Mildred and Robert Bliss asks that flowers be sent and to include a spray of forget-me-knots in the arrangement. They let Max and Beatrix Farrand know the wire sent was received.

Telegram from Milrob, Santa Barbara, Calif. to Mrs. Max Farrand, c/o Mrs. Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., Sep 22, 1937 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 106Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.09.22
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Postal Telegraph, the International System, telegram from Milrob [Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss] sending loving memories and thoughts welcome and surround you at Dumbarton Oaks today more than ever to Beatrix Farrand.

Telegram from Milrob, Santa Barbara, Calif. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, Sep 8, 1937 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 104Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.09.08
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Postal Telegraph, The International System, telegram from Milrob [Mildred and Robert Bliss] to Beatrix Farrand telling her they are happily expecting her October third to spend working in the afternoon with evening for personal talk. All will leave Santa Barbara the next day. Mildred Bliss is hoping Beatrix Farrand will give Dumbarton [Oaks] a few days and stay in the house before starting West.

Telegram from Milrob, Washington, D.C. to Dr. and Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, Calif., Dec. 23, 1937 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 122Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.12.23
Scope and Contents: Postal Telegraph, the International System, telegram from Milrob [Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss] sending devoted thoughts to Maxtrix [Max and Beatrix Farrand]. Mildred Bliss tells Beatrix Farrand it is wise to refrain from interrupting benign sunlight [in California] for an uncecessary trip East [to Dumbarton Oaks].Mildred Bliss reports that Robert Bliss made his first time out after a fortnight of the flu to preside Quarters Tree[?]. Mildred Bliss was deprived attending by...

Telegram from Milrob, Washington, D.C. to Mr. and Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Rd., San Marino, California, December 16, 1938 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 49Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.12.16
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Postal telegram from Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Max and Beatrix Farrand sends wishes to them on the eve of their wedding anniversary.

Telegram from Milrob, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, Calif., January 23, 1937 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 77Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.01.23
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Postal Telegraph telegram from Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss [Milrob] to Beatrix Farrand reporting that William Gray's coronary thrombosis is improving and he and Mrs Gray appreciate message sent. They mention they are touched by the offer of a California trip for William Gray late Spring. William Gray worked as Superintendent of Gardens from 1922-1937.

Telegram from Milrob, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, Calif., Feb. 10, 1937 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 81Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.02.10
Scope and Contents: Postal Telegraph, the International System telegram from Mildred and Robert Bliss (Milrob) informing Beatrix and Max Farrand (Maxtrix) that William Gray, the Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Grounds Superintendent is definitely better and the doctor feels his recovery is assured if he takes care. She thanks them for the material for Anne Sweeney and lets them know Anne Sweeney arrives Friday. There has been no further drawing for the Finalities (in the Dumbarton Oaks Rose Garden). She reports the...

Telegram from MilRob, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, June 9, 1938 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 27Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.06.09
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Postal Telegraph telegram from Mildred and Robert Bliss to Beatrix Farrand expresses her disappointment that she missed connecting with Farrand by telephone. She had hoped to persuade her to travel westward via Dumbarton Oaks. She is overjoyed Max and Beatrix Farrand will be joining them in care of Dewey Riddle, Sunlight Valley, Cody, Wyoming. The Blisses dates are August 10-30, 1938. Royall Tyler is with them and will sail on the twenty-third.

Telegram from MilRob, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, February 24, 1939 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 54Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1939.02.24
Scope and Contents: Postal telegram from Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss [MilRob] to Beatrix Farrand thanks her for the [Santa Barbara Botanic Garden] deal and says they knew she wouldn't forget. They offer congratulations to the Committee and appreciation for invaluable help. Mildred? is telegraphing General Lassiter and wants to be the first contributor to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden by sending him a check. It will indeed make April 7th, a Good Friday if they see Beatrix that afternoon. They send...

Telegram from Milrob, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert, Maine, August 4, 1938 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 37Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.08.04
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Postal telegraph, The International System, from Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss (Milrob) to Beatrix Farrand reports they are delighted with letter to destroy the front oak at Casa Dorinda and order the knoll planting. Mildred beseeches Beatrix to join her in Pittsfield, [Massachusetts] for their first little musical bout. The Dumbarton Oaks ground plan was sent to Beatrix. They hope to photograph maquette so Beatrix may form an idea of elevation.

Telegram from Milrob, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Princeton Inn, Princeton, N.J., Oct. 25, 1937 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 113Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.10.25
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Postal Telegraph, The International System, telegram from Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss telling Beatrix Farrand that the wedding guests just departed and eagerly await her tomorrow, Tuesday [October 26]. They ask to advise what hour Beatrix expects to arrive. They hope Beatrix can remain until Saturday afternoon [October 30] for work and Sunday [October 31] for rest.

Telegram from MilRob, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 3, 1938 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 18Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.05.03
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Postal Telegraph telegram from Mildred and Robert Bliss (MilRob) to Beatrix Farrand expresses her hope that Farrand can attend her party on Sunday from 5-7:30pm. She reports the Wistaria is "never so beautiful" and the "garden clamouring" for Farrand.

Telegram from Ruth Havey, New York, N.Y. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Dumbarton Oaks 3101 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., June 3, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 53Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:RH 1942.06.03
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Western Union telegraph from Ruth Havey to Beatrix Farrand tells her the time she is arriving in Washington, D.C.

Text for day letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 25, 1944 Digital

File — Box: D: 3, Folder: 41Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1944.08.25
Scope and Contents: The Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives is a collection of over 6278 individual items of textual materials, drawings, and photographs that document the creation and development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Washington, D.C. between 1920-1979. Robert Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the 53 acre property in 1920 known as "The Oaks" and later as Dumbarton Oaks, and within a year they hired Beatrix Farrand, a landscape gardener, to design a garden for the property that combined French,...

Text for day letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 8, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 67Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.08.08
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Text for day letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand tells her [no flower bulbs] for the National Gallery due to complications. He will write further details.

Text for night lettergram from MilRob to Mrs. Max Farrand, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert, Maine, July 12, 1939 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 64Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1939.07.12
Scope and Contents: A text copy of a Postal Telegraph Cable Company, Night Lettergram from Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Beatrix Farrand sends greetings from reformed rejuvenated beautified Casa Dorinda. They thank Beatrix Farrand for all the improvements from oak trees to upholstery. They received a cheerful, kindly welcome from friends and household. The summer promises to be delightful. The Whitredges and Whitehouses [will see?] tomorrow and Moores Saturday. Nevertheless they expect to accomplish...

Text for telegram from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 24, 1946 Digital

File — Box: D: 4, Folder: 38Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1946.05.24
Scope and Contents: The Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives is a collection of over 6278 individual items of textual materials, drawings, and photographs that document the creation and development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Washington, D.C. between 1920-1979. Robert Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the 53 acre property in 1920 known as "The Oaks" and later as Dumbarton Oaks, and within a year they hired Beatrix Farrand, a landscape gardener, to design a garden for the property that combined French,...

Text for telegram from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, Between October 1-8, 1945 Digital

File — Box: D: 3, Folder: 86Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1945.10.0x
Scope and Contents: The Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives is a collection of over 6278 individual items of textual materials, drawings, and photographs that document the creation and development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Washington, D.C. between 1920-1979. Robert Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the 53 acre property in 1920 known as "The Oaks" and later as Dumbarton Oaks, and within a year they hired Beatrix Farrand, a landscape gardener, to design a garden for the property that combined French,...

Text for telegram from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, September 28, 1944 Digital

File — Box: D: 3, Folder: 51Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1944.09.28
Scope and Contents: The Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives is a collection of over 6278 individual items of textual materials, drawings, and photographs that document the creation and development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Washington, D.C. between 1920-1979. Robert Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the 53 acre property in 1920 known as "The Oaks" and later as Dumbarton Oaks, and within a year they hired Beatrix Farrand, a landscape gardener, to design a garden for the property that combined French,...