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Kingsford, Dorothy, approximately 1897-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: approximately 1987-

Biography

Dorothy Kingsford was born in Australia approximately 1897 and emigrated to the United States. She found work as a secretary for Mildred Bliss at Dumbarton Oaks in the 1930s, and lived nearby the estate at 3208 38th Street.

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from Ruth M. Havey, 124 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, c/o Mrs. R. W. Bliss, 3101 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. , November 24, 1933 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 46Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:RH 1933.11.24
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Handsigned typescript letter on Beatrix Farrand office embossed letterhead sent from Ruth Havey, assistant to Beatrix Farrand, to Dorothy Kingsford, secretary to Mildred Bliss, thanking her for the information on the inscription regarding the type of stone to be used and informing her that she has not yet received the corrected designs for the consoles in the gallery.

At bottom left is RMH.DS indicating it was typed by someone other than Ruth Havey.

Letter from Ruth M. Havey, 124 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, c/o Mrs. R.W. Bliss, 3101 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., December 9, 1933 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 50Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:RH 1933.12.09
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Handsigned typescript letter on Beatrix Farrand office embossed letterhead. Ruth Havey, assistant to Beatrix Farrand, lets Dorothy Kingsford, secretary to Mildred Bliss, know that the corrected designs for the console in the gallery mentioned in the November 16 letter have not arrived. At lower right is RMH.DS indicating that someone other than Ruth Havey typed the letter.

Letter from Ruth M. Havey, 124 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, c/o Mrs. R.W. Bliss, 3101 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., December 4, 1933 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 48Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:RH 1933.12.04
Scope and Contents: Handsigned typescript letter sent by Ruth Havey, assistant to Beatrix Farrand on Beatrix Farrand's office embossed letterhead. Ruth Havey states to Dorothy Kingsford, secretary to Mildred Bliss that the dummies arrived. She will make the suggested changes and mail the drawing special delivery to Mildred Bliss. She assumes Mrs. Bliss wishes to use Oak leaves rather than Anchantus based on a conversation she had with her during a recent visit. At lower left, RMH.DS indicating that someone...

Letter from Ruth M. Havey, 124 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, c/o Mrs. R.W. Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., April 24, 1934 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 64Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:RH 1934.04.24
Scope and Contents: Handsigned typescript letter from Ruth Havey, Assistant to Beatrix Farrand on embossed Beatrix Farrand New York City office letterhead to Dorothy Kingsford, secretary for Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks. Ruth Havey feels Gisela Richter was not frank with Mildred Bliss about the problems with the Greek inscription for the panel dedicated to Beatrix Farrand in the Dumbarton Oaks Green Garden. She tells of her distress that the inscription as it is does not express the thoughts that Mildred Bliss...

Letter from Ruth M. Havey, 124 East 40th Street, New York N.Y. to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, c/o Mrs. R.W. Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., April 26, 1934 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 65Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:RH 1934.04.26
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Handsigned typescript letter from Ruth Havey, Assistant to Beatrix Farrand on embossed Beatrix Farrand office letterhead to Dorothy Kingsford, secretary to Mildred Bliss. Ruth Havey mentions she has conferenced with Miss Marjorie Milne about the inscription for the panel dedicated to Beatrix Farrand in the Dumbarton Oaks Green Garden and offers another suggestion for the inscription. Enclosed is a handwritten Greek translation of the inscription.

Letter from Ruth M. Havey to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, 124, East 40th Street, New York, December 23, 1933 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 52Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:RH 1933.12.23
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Handwritten and handsigned letter on Beatrix Farrand letterhead from Ruth Havey returning a received letter and response to Dorothy Kingsford, secretary for Mildred Bliss asking for Mildred Bliss to clarify a Greek letter for the Beatrix Farrand inscription in the Green Garden. She suggests that Arabic numerals might better suit the inscription panel as the proper names on the inscription are in English. She thanks Mildred Bliss for the Christmas wishes.

Memorandum and telephone messages from Dorothy Kingsford to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss involving Clara Sipprell, photographer, March 22, 1937 - November 18, 1938 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 8, item: 14Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E8:Kingsford 1938.11.18
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A typescript memorandum and handwritten telephone messages from Dorothy Kingsford to Mildred Bliss about Isabelle Gregory asking if Clara Sipprell could photograph the Dumbarton Oaks Garden and informing her of Sipprell's photographs of the British Embassy garden on exhibit and Swedish photographs on exhibit at a gallery in Bethesda, Maryland.

Telegram from Robert Woods Bliss, Santa Barbara, California to Dorothy Kingsford, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1935 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 8, item: 16Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E8:RB 1935.04.16
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Photocopy of telegram from Robert Woods Bliss to Dorothy Kingsford about Mrs. Fitch Kelley's, President, League of Republican Women, request for the members to use the grounds of Dumbarton Oaks for philanthropic efforts. Original telegram is with exchange of letters, E8:Kelley 1935.03.22.