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Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1872 - 1959

Found in 881 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from Alberta Carpenter to Isabelle M. Stover, c/o Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, February 1, 1946

File — Box: D: 4, Folder: 13Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:Carpenter 1946.02.01
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Copy of typescript letter from Alberta Carpenter, secretary to John Thacher to Isabelle Stover, secretary to Beatrix Farrand. Carpenter sends a check for Farrand's account and asks that no bulbs be purchased until Thacher can speak with Farrand.

Letter from Alberta Carpenter to Isabelle M. Stover, c/o Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, July 24, 1946

File — Box: D: 4, Folder: 57Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:Carpenter 1946.07.24
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,...

Letter from Alberta Carpenter to Isabelle M. Stover, c/o Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 14, 1946

File — Box: D: 4, Folder: 65Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:Carpenter 1946.08.14
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,...

Letter from Alberta Carpenter to Isabelle M. Stover, c/o Mrs. Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, July 31, 1946

File — Box: D: 4, Folder: 59Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:Carpenter 1946.07.31
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,...

Letter from Alfred Rehder, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plains, Mass. to Beatrix Farrand, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., April 11, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 10Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:AR 1938.04.11
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Typescipt letter with signature from Alfred Rehder, Curator of the Herbarium at the Arnold Arboretum to Beatrix Farrand suggests if she wishes to have pictures of American trees then there are plates in Sargent's Silva with selected copies offered by the Arnold Arboretum. These could be colored. He suggests she visit to see what pictures the Arnold Arboretum has that she could use.

Letter from Anne Baker to Mrs. Mildred Bliss, Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for Women, Groton, Massachusetts, February 9, 1934

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 55Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:Baker 1934.02.09
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Anne Baker, a landscape architect in Beatrix Farrand's office following up on the inscription. She mentions that the acanthus leaves might lend greater support to the inscription panel than using oak leaves. Letter on Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for Women letterhead.

Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, April 12, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 11Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:AS 1938.04.12
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Copy of typescript letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand discusses a "skeleton" list of material to be displayed for April in the Catalogue House. The list is titled, "April Set-up For Dumbarton Oaks Catalog House" and includes birds, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, April 23, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 13Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:AS 1938.04.23

Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, May 24, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 20Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:AS 1938.05.24
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Copy of typescript letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand reports changes to the pictures displayed in the Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue House for which she added more rose pictures. She is planning to be away from Dumbaton Oaks to visit her sister who is ill. Sweeney reports Mr. Morrison's father passed away. Wayside Nurseries sent her nice catalogs, but she has not heard from Alfred Rehder, Arnold Arboretum or Hosea Waterer.

Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, Santa Barbara, California, Feburary 21, 1946 Digital

File — Box: G, Folder: 2a, item: 21Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, G2a:AS 1946.02.21B
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand tells her she has been substituting for Miss Snow as secretary to Robert Woods Bliss. Anne found the complete set of Sargent's Silva of North America in a bookstore and Mildred Bliss agreed with Ethel Burnet Clark's intervention to buy it for Dumbarton Oaks. There have not been many visitors to Dumbarton Oaks in January and February. She reports the "Underworld" is under construction and she will move into her new quarters in the...

Letter from Anne Sweeney to Mrs. Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 12, 1937

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 98Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:AS 1937.05.12
Scope and Contents: Unsigned copy of typescript letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand telling her she has been busy tracking down material for the [Dumbarton Oaks Garden] Catalogue House. She updates Beatrix Farrand on the work she has been doing having called on Mr. Collingwood of the American Forestry Association upon Mildred Bliss' suggestion. She brought back two negatives which she is planning to reproduce on dull mat finish paper. Anne Sweeney is also going to write to Professor Rogers at Appleton,...

Letter from Barbara Hoskins, Assistant Librarian, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Park, New York 58, N.Y. and Anne Sweeney, 3101 R Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., February 19, 1946 Digital

File — Box: G, Folder: 2a, item: 23Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, G2a:Hoskins 1946.02.19
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Typescript letter between Barbara Hoskins at the New York Botanical Garden Library and Anne Sweeney about possible missing copies of the Addisonia subscription. She asks Anne Sweeney to submit a letter with Mildred Bliss's signature asking that future publications are to be sent to her at Dumbarton Oaks rather than Mildred Bliss' Georgetown residence.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 21 East Eleventh Street, New York to Mildred Bliss, May 20, 1923

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 8Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1923.05.20
Scope and Contents: Handwritten and handsigned letters on embossed letterhead from Beatrix Farrand expressing her admiration for Mildred Bliss and the emptiness she will feel while at The Oaks [Dumbarton Oaks] while Mildred and Robert Bliss are away at an interesting post in Europe. She and [William] Gray will do some organizing, explore the possibilities of masons and carpenters, and eject [Wm. P.] Lipscomb and Co. from the outdoors [the garden]. She states she is the helping hands to carry out the work on The...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Anne Sweeney, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., February 10, 1937

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 80Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1937.02.10
Scope and Contents: Handsigned typescript letter on Beatrix Farrand letterhead for which the location was crossed out and new location typed on letter. Beatrix Farrand tells Anne Sweeney that catalogue documents will be sent to her piecemeal. She suggests consulting a Rehder book for names of trees, shrubs and shrub-like material and to Bailey's Cyclopedia of Horticulture for the herbaceous material (annuals and anual climbers such as nasturtiums, sweetpeas, etc.). She provides further direction to Anne Sweeney...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to C. S. Kennerly, Security Building, St. Louis, Mo., February 2, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 73Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.02.02B
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Claude S. Kennerly with blind copies to Mrs. Bliss [Mildred] and Mr. Russell [Ellis] tells him her concerns with the California Relief Administration's tree cutting agreement on the Casa Dorinda property. She tells him the stumps should be left short and removal of the brush is necessary so it doesn't become a fire hazard.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., March 26, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 36Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.03.26
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher discusses Beatrix Farrand's upcoming trip to Dumbarton Oaks. She ponders an invitation to stay at Dumbarton Oaks while in Washington, D.C. She mentions John Thacher's planned trip to California acknowledging receipt of his telegram regarding the trip's dates in the postscript. Sketch of the lanterns in the Service Court (LA-GD-E-2-11A) was originally included with the letter. She reports that Mildred Bliss is...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., February 18, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 19Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.02.18
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher requests updates on ongoing garden projects such as removing Herb Garden beds, completing furniture for the Museum Courtyard, and inscribing the Forsythia gate. Enclosed was a carbon copy of the letter to Paul J. Sachs informing the Administrative Board of Dumbarton Oaks about the same ongoing projects. "Mr. Thacher" typed at the top of the first page of the carbon copy.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University, 3101 R Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., March 8, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 26Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.03.08
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher in response to his letter (D:JT 1941.03.04). Beatrix Farrand elaborates on garden projects enumerated in an earlier letter attempting to answer or express her opinion regarding each. Includes a copy of Beatrix Farrand's letter to Paul Sachs regarding dates for her next visit to Dumbarton Oaks (D:BF 1941.03.08B). She mentions her husband, Max Farrand's is resigning from the Huntington Library which is occupying...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks Research Collection, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 29Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.03.18
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher details the dates of Beatrix Farrand's next planned trip to Dumbarton Oaks and topics she and John Thacher plan to discuss. Specifically, Mildred Bliss' wishes for the Orangery and the drawing room to be part of the discussion. She also plans to work with James Bryce and Anne Sweeney on the Catalogue House while Thacher is away on Harvard business. Beatrix Farrand discusses the health of Robert Bliss and Henri...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Miss Anne Sweeney, 314 East 163rd Street, New York, N.Y., January 27, 1937

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 78Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1937.01.27
Scope and Contents: Handsigned typescript letter on Beatrix Farrand letterhead with the location crossed through and typed on letter. Beatrix Farrand tells Anne Sweeney that she is sending the corrected cards for the Catalogue House list and asks her to make a carbon copy of the final list. The cards first sent are trees and shrubs then perennials, wild and cultivated. She continues to say it seems quite desirable to include the accent for pronunciation, approximate native habitat and later include the plant...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Miss Anne Sweeney, 3245 "S" Street, Washington, D.C., January 23, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 69Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.01.23
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney inquiries on the Catalogue House work and how Sweeney is doing. Farrand hopes she is freer of pain. She reports Mildred Bliss is enthusiastic for Anne to travel to New York to acquire nice prints.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Miss Anne Sweeney, c/o Mr. James Bryce, 3203 "S" Street N.W., Washington, D.C., February 10, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 75Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.02.10
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney tells her she is writing Miss Draper to inform her of Mildred Bliss's approval for $100.00 in petty cash to buy prints. She hope James Bryce is enjoying his holiday in Florida. She is delighted to hear that Sweeney was successful in getting plates from the New York Botanical Gardens. Handwritten note added probably by Anne Sweeney, "Answered 2/16/40, told about Miss Draper? & Maryland architect, also abt...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Miss Anne Sweeney, c/o Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R. Street, Washington, D.C., February 19, 1937

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 85Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1937.02.19
Scope and Contents: Handsigned letter from Beatrix Farrand on professional letterhead, location crossed through and new location typed on letter. Beatrix Farrand acknowledges that Anne Sweeney is feeling swamped by the amount of Catalogue House work sent to her. Whenever Anne Sweeney is ready to ask questions, Beatrix Farrand is more than ready to hear them. Signature is likely that of Miss Mary Fulkerson, typist for Beatrix Farrand. She adds a note to the letter telling Anne Sweeney that Mrs. Farrand sent an...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Miss Anne Sweeney, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., February 25, 1937

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 87Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1937.02.25
Scope and Contents: Handsigned typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand, on professional letterhead, location crossed through and new location typed on letter. Beatrix Farrand informs Anne Sweeney that the copy of Bailey's Cyclopedia of Horticulture can be returned if it arrives at Dumbarton Oaks. The reason it was ordered was because Mrs. Ethel Clarke [sic. Clark] did not wish any of her copies removed from the Dumbarton Oaks Library. She suggests Anne Sweeney paste photos to the plant cards and send to her. She...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Miss Anne Sweeney, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., March 11, 1937

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 88Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1937.03.11
Scope and Contents: Handsigned typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand on personal letterhead acknowledging a letter from Anne Sweeney that reports she has been working on the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Catalogue House material. Beatrix Farrand mentions that a trip to Casa Dorinda seems deserted without Anne Sweeney [who was employed at Casa Dorinda by Mildred Bliss' mother, Anna Dorinda Blakesly Barnes before her death]. She says [Philip] Lucking, [employee at Casa Dorinda] seems well and spoke of Anne Sweeney with...