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Farrand, Max, 1869-1945

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1869 - 1945

Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:

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 Mrs. Robert Woods, Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., February 2, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 72Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.02.02
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand (Trix) to Mildred Bliss tells her she has qualms about her or Mildred signing the California Relief Administration's tree cutting agreement based on their relief from liability. She is sending Mildred a copy of a letter [B:BF 1940.02.02B] sent to Claude Kennerly and the California Relief Administration.

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

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 27Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.03.08B
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Paul Sachs in response to his letter (D:PJS 1941.02.20). Beatrix Farrand explains a delay in sending notes for their next meeting as her husband, Max Farrand, had recently retired. She suggests tentative dates for her next visit to Dumbarton Oaks. Heavily penciled "Jack" in the top left corner indicates that Paul Sachs may have wanted John Thacher to provide a response.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Anne Sweeney, Dumbarton Oaks, 3245 S Street, Washington, D.C., May 31, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 25Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.05.31B
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney tells her approves of the changes in the pictures in the Dumbarotn Oaks Catalogue House, and wishes she could have seen the roses displayed there. Sweeney can reach Farrand in California by addressing the letter to Max Farrand with Beatrix Farrand's initials in the corner. Sweeney should have heard from Alfred Rehder from the Arnold Arboretum. Hosea Waterer will probably answer once his new catalog comes...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., October 17, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 71Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.10.17
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher discusses delaying her Harvard lecture until spring on account of Max Farrand's slow progression towards full health. Beatrix Farrand mentions stopping at Dumbarton Oaks in November while enroute to California for the winter. Mildred Bliss had reported that Robert Bliss was back as Casa Dorinda and relieved his health has improved. Postscript mentions telegram received from John Thacher regarding the garden...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., October 29, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 73Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.10.29
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher discusses her November trip to Dumbarton Oaks, including tentative dates for her departure and arrival. Beatrix Farrand mentions Anne Sweeney's salary and how she thinks it ought to be paid for in the month of October. She ends the letter by requesting funds be sent to her Agent account to cover the cost of "certain bulbs and other things for Dumbarton."

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., November 3, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 76Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.11.03
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher discusses her upcoming November 21-25, 1941 trip to Dumbarton Oaks. She reviews her planned schedule, such as who she will meet with, what they will discuss, and when these meetings will take place. She may go to Alexandria, Virginia to see some land belonging to Dorothy Straight Elmhirst's son, Michael Whitney Straight. Beatrix Farrand encloses copies of two letters she wrote to Newton B. Drury and to Irving...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., June 18, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 59Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.06.18
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature and postscript from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher discusses her feeling grateful for the help resolving the flower bulb issue with David Finley for the National Gallery [of Art]; need for changes to the trefoil gate, changes on the 32nd Street tablet; the historic tablet; and raising of the North Vista grade after speaking with James Bryce. Farrand and Ruth Havey have made progress on project work and agreed on a "trial marriage" for working...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., September 17, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 82Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.09.17
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher tells him that the drawings for the historic and museum tablets will be ready by September 29. Farrand has gone over the cost of the drawings for the North Vista with Ruth Havey. No further work on the North Vista or Herbaceous Border design work will be done until he approves the preparation cost.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 12, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 59Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.07.12
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher explains her half-yearly statements for the Beatrix Farrand, Agent accounts for the period of January 1, 1941 to June 30, 1941. That account is for seeds and flowers for the Dumbarton Oaks garden. She also reviews what is covered under her professional services. She and Max Farrand will be in Boston for a week or more, but Isabelle Stover will know where she is.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 49Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.06.23
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher clarifies Beatrix Farrand's salary and how she is to be paid. Beatrix Farrand also discusses other budget matters, such as maintenance costs for the gardens that should be accounted for in the budget and making the garden grounds available for school field trips to maintain Dumbarton Oaks' tax exemption for educational purposes. She asks for Alberta Carpenter to send her the expenses for heat, repairs, and...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., June 17, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 47Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.06.17
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher suggests signs of "private garden" rather than "no admittance" be used for areas of the Dumbarton Oaks that the public is prohibted to go. She asks if there is any news on the health of Barbara Session and discusses her compensation from Dumbarton Oaks. She reports a letter from Lawrence Morris arrived, and asks if there is any further developments for Robert and Mildred Bliss. She is writing the Blisses about...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Mrs. Robert Wood Bliss, 3101 R Street, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 84Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.07.22
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss tells her she heard Mildred is staying in Washington, D.C. to finish the finisl work on the museum rather than go to California with Robert Woods Bliss. Max Farrand is improving after his surgery on the infetion, but it is slow. She asks if Mildred has heard anything from Royall and Elisina [Tyler]. Farrand thinks their home, Antigny, must be in the occupied zone and now abandoned. She wonders if Elisina will return to Italy or...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3105 R Street, Washington, D.C., July 5, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 83Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.07.05
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss tells her James Bryce is grateful to them and Dumbarton Oaks for the recent raise. She reports Max Farrand had an infection that was operated on in Boston, and he is feeling more comfortable. She asks if the Blisses are going West [to Santa Barbara] or whether Dumbarton Oaks work will keep them in Washington, D.C.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Newton B. Drury, National Park Service, Washington, D.C., November 3, 1941

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 77Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.11.03B
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Copy of typescript letter, unsigned, from Beatrix Farrand to Newton B. Drury discusses a possible November meeting between Beatrix Farrand and Newton B. Drury about the Dumbarton Oaks Park, specifically she wants to discuss constructing a path. She encloses a letter to Irving C. Root in which she asks Root to speak with John Thacher or James Bryce. She send her and Max Farrand's regards.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, The Roosevelt, New York to John Thacher, November 24, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 92Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.11.24
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Handwritten letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher tells him Max Farrand prefers March's Thesaurus to Roget's. Fifty Easter lilies will be distributed between Mildred Bliss and Thacher and no vegetables. She thanks him again for his hospitality during her recent visit to Dumbarton Oaks.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, May 26, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 22Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.05.26
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss offers her thoughts on Orion and Bootes chairs, the wall for Lilac Circle, the placement of the Unicorn Lady, adding Dumbarton Oaks and Dumbarton Oaks Park insciptions on the Forsythia arch with an iron gate, cost of designing and having Ruth Havey do some of the design work, new position for the old Forsythia seat, the Star Garden lantern with the Gemini and Corona constellations in the panel, swinging seat for the Terrior...

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...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, August 27, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 42Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.08.27
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to "Mildred dearest" [Bliss] offers and approximate date for Max Farrand to return to work in California and when Beatrix can visit Dumbarton Oaks and the music festival in Pittsfield [Massachusetts]. She asks Mildred to let her know what days she could meet her at Dumbarton Oaks.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, August 1, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 36Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.08.01
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to "my very dearest" [Mildred Bliss]. Farrand responds to Mildred's letter of July 23, 1938. She comments on Robert Millikan's illness and the need for Trustees to take on added responsibility at the Huntington Library and Museum. Farrand thinks that the price Helen Reid is charging for Nerines is too much and she will write her. Farrand comments on Casa Dorinda landscaping issues and garden projects and tree work at Dumbarton Oaks.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mr and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 34Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.07.18
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to "Milrob [Mildred and Robert Bliss] and prized friend". Farrand thanks Mildred for the gift of the old cruet stand and four flower glasses. She found out from the shop representative who sent it. She reports on that the illness of Robert Millikan is keeping her and Max Farrand in California. She will be happy when she gets back to Bar Harbor.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 3101 "R" Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., February 13, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 76Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.02.13
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to "Blessed One" [Mildred Bliss] advises Robert Woods Bliss not to join the Torrey Botanical Club. She updates Mildred on a conversation she had with Claude Kennerly about the tree cutting by the California State Relief Administration. Beatrix will take a stab at drafting an agreement which she will pass by Ellis Russell and Lewis Delafield. Max Farrand thanks Mildred for her commendation on the Friends of the Huntington Library report. She...

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...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., January 30, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 71Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.01.30
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to "Dearest One" [Mildred Bliss] answers the Dumbarton Oaks planting questions of a Willow tree on the Northwest side of the Box Walk; smallish oak trees on the West side of the East entrance drive; replacements in the Yew hedge ordered; more masonry on the North Vista; and the replacement plants in the Ellipse ordered. She mentions Claude Kennerly and the tree cutting agreement by the California State Relief Agreement for trees at Casa Dorinda....