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Sweeney, Anne, 1887-1954

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1887 - 1954

Found in 150 Collections and/or Records:

Agenda for meeting with Mrs. Farrand, June 24-25, 1944

File — Box: D: 3, Folder: 25Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:meeting agenda BF 1944.06.24
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,...

Book list, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Harvard University, approximately 1948

Sub-Group — Box: G, Folder: 1cIdentifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents:

Anne Sweeney's copy of a list received from Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning of Harvard University, compiled by Katherine McNamara, Librarian. The list was likely shared with Beatrix Farrand to identify books to be considered for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library by marking them with an "X", "XX" or "XXX".

Book list, Donations from John Thacher for Dumbarton Oaks, September 1948

Sub-Group — Box: G, Folder: 1gIdentifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents:

Dumbarton Oaks Garden book list as of September 1948. It includes a list of garden books presented (or donated) to Dumbarton Oaks through John Thacher, the Dumbarton Oaks Director, a list of duplicate books, and a 14 page list of books in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library.

Book list, Garden, Horticulture, Botany, 1942-1949

Sub-Group — Box: G, Folder: 1eIdentifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents:

List of books on garden, horticulture, and botany which was likely given to Miss Anne Sweeney for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library. The list includes books marked "X", "XX" or "XXX". Anne Sweeney likely checked this list against others she had of books to purchase and those already acquired and in the library.

Book lists, Anne Sweeney's, between 1941-1949

Sub-Group — Box: G, Folder: 1aIdentifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: Book lists of garden or horticultural books in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library or in other libraries or collections. Included are "List of Dumbarton Oaks Garden Books (those marked AS in Miss [Anne] Sweeney's office; those marked EC in Mrs. [Ethel] Clark's custody)"; "Gardens, garden design, villas, herbals, etc., etc. in Rare Book Room, Dumbarton Oaks Library 1941" (with added note 'Founder's Room 1948-1949 same as Garden Book Downstairs'); "List made at Harvard Landscape Library";...

Book lists, Dumbarton Oaks, 1944-1949

Sub-Group — Box: G, Folder: 1dIdentifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents:

Books lists from 1944-1949 most likely created by Anne Sweeney, garden guide who acquired garden and horticultural books for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library. Beatrix Farrand and Mildred Bliss approved the books to be added to the Garden Library.

Book lists, Reef Point; Beatrix Farrand "Most Wanted" and Dumbarton Oaks, 1947-1948

Sub-Group — Box: G, Folder: 1fIdentifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents:

Lists of books most likely created by Anne Sweeney in 1947-1948 that were received at Dumbarton Oaks from book sellers and horticultural societies. Anne Sweeney worked with Beatrix Farrand to acquire books for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library. Purchases were approved by Mildred Bliss.

Book order from Isabelle Stover to Anne Sweeney, June 1948

File — Box: B: 7, Folder: 118Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:IMS 1948.06.xx
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript book order from Beatrix Farrand to Thomas Thorp, bookseller. Typescript note at top by Isabelle Stover and intended for Anne Sweeney. Anne Sweeney acknowledges receipt of book order in letter to Isabelle Stover, B:AS 1948.06.15. Books ordered are: "Lilies for English gardens" by Gertrude Jekyll; "The praise of gardens" by Albert Forbes Sieveking; "Flower grouping in English, Scotch & Irish gardens" by Margaret H. Waterfield; "The lilac" by Susan Delano McKelvey; and...

Books at Reef Point suggested for Dumbarton Oaks and List of foreign booksellers Mrs. Farrand has used, 1947-1949 Digital

File — Box: G, Folder: 1f, item: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, G1f:BL Reef Point-03
Scope and Contents:

Typescript list of books at Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point marked XXX and suggested for Dumbarton Oaks. Beatrix Farrand probably created the list and was typed by her secretary. A copy of the list is included. Also included is a list of "Foreign books shops which Mrs. Farrand has used". The book shops are located in Paris, France; Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England; and Toronto, Canada.

Books formerly in Rare Book Room and latterly in Miss Sweeney's office to be removed and placed in the Founders' Room, April 1949 Digital

File — Box: G, Folder: 1f, item: 5Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, G1f:BL Founders Room-01
Scope and Contents:

Typescript list of garden books in the Rare Book Room and later in Anne Sweeney's office that to be removed and placed in the Founders' Room. Mildred Bliss selected book in April 1949.

Books ordered from catalogs by Miss Sweeney, approximately 1947 Digital

File — Box: G, Folder: 1f, item: 3Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, G1f:BL Order-01
Scope and Contents:

Typescript list of books from which Anne Sweeney ordered and be ordered from catalogs. Written in pencil on first page, "Miss Sweeney checked from catalog" and "to order from catalogs" and "ordered Sept 3" in Anne Sweeney's handwriting.

Dumbarton Oaks garden book list, September 1948 Digital

File — Box: G, Folder: 1d, item: 5Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, G1d:BL Sept 1948-01
Scope and Contents:

Copy of typescript list of books in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library in September 1948. Additional titles added in pencil. List probably created by Anne Sweeney.

Dumbarton Oaks Garden booklet, between 1946-1951 Digital

File — Box: M, Folder: 6Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, M:Original Plant Materials, M:Dumbarton Oaks Garden booket
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,...

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Guide booklet, between 1946-1951 Digital

File — Box: M, Folder: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, M:Original Plant Materials, M:Dumbarton Oak Garden Guide booklet
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,...

Dumbarton Oaks memoranda regarding plant, shrubs, and flower orders, September 9, 1949 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 10, item: 77Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C10:1949.09.09
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript memoranda for the recording of plants, shrubs, flowers, etc. on index cards in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Office. All specimens should be listed and copied with one copy sent to Matthew Kearney. The plant filing cards should include origin of plants, time of purchase, where it was purchased, time of planting, annual growth, and location. Any specimens not identified should be sent to the Arnold Arboretum for identification. A file drawer is to be ordered for plans coming...

Exchange of letters between Anne Sweeney on behalf of Mildred Bliss and Leila N. Jones, 77 Miller Road, Morristown, New Jersey on the acquisition of Phytanthoza Iconographia for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library, May 21-June 22, 1948 Digital

File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Box: F, Folder: 3, item: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, F3:AS 1948.06.22
Scope and Contents: Exchange of letters between and Anne Sweeney on behalf of Mildred Bliss and Leila N. Jones (Mrs. Gilbert E. Jones) about acquiring her volumes of Phytanthoza Iconographia. Leila Jones sent two volumes of the set of books and keys sent to Mildred Bliss for examination. An analysis of the volumes is included along with a letter from Dorothy S. Manks, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society librarian comparing a report of the Jones volumes completed by Caroline Shillaber, Harvard University...

Exchange of letters between Arline B. Newcomb, 800 Academy Street, Kelso, Washington and Anne Sweeney, December 9- 29, 1944 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 95Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:AS 1944.12.29
Scope and Contents: Handsigned letter from Arline B. Newcomb to Anne Sweeney remarking on the Dumbarton Oaks garden and if any material on it could be sent to her to share with a friend. A copy of typescript letter from Anne Sweeney, Dumbarton Oaks Garden Guide to Arline B. Newcomb offers a response to an unanswered letter received December 9th. Sweeney thinks it is very kind for Newcomb to speak so well of Dumbarton Oaks to friends in the far west. "Naturally, the Peace Conferences held here this summer have...

Exchange of letters between Dorothy S. Manks, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, 15 Massachusetts and Anne Sweeney, April 7-14, 1949 Digital

File — Box: G, Folder: 2a, item: 25Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, G2a:Manks 1949.04.14
Scope and Contents:

Two typescript letters, one handsigned, the other a copy, between Anne Sweeney, on behalf of Mildred Bliss and Dorothy S. Manks, Librarian at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society about the sending and receiving of the Society's library catalogue books for 1920. Anne Sweeney reports it will be put to good use searching for new titles.

Expense report and returned receipt from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, April 23, 1947

File — Box: C, Folder: 7, item: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C7:1947.04.23
Scope and Contents: Handsigned expense report and returned receipt from Beatrix Farrand to Dumbarton Oaks providing a rough estimate of expenses through June 30, 1947 for office work, creating "Dumbarton Oaks control notes" (planting record book), and secretary's time. It also includes an estimate for Anne Sweeney to travel to Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine. It includes a list of expenses for four packets of lettuce seed and 52 roses for the Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. with amount due to Beatrix Farrand,...

Expense report from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Dumbarton Oaks Library and Research Collection (Harvard University), July 1, 1941 to December 31, 1941 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 1, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C1:1941.07.01
Scope and Contents:

Handsigned typescript expense report and receipt of payment for professional services, traveling expenses, and office expenses incurred by Beatrix Farrand for work performed for Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection) related to the Dumbarton Oaks Garden.

Expense report from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Harvard University), January 1, 1948 to June 30, 1948

File — Box: C, Folder: 8, item: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C8:1948.01.01
Scope and Contents:

Handsigned typescript expense report from Beatrix Farrand to Dumbarton Oaks, January 1, 1948 to June 30, 1948 lists fees for office professional services such as suggestions to Anne Sweeney; consultations with Robert Patterson and John Thacher; and correspondence. Included is a fee for the office expense for a share of the secretary's time.

Expense report from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library), January 1, 1941-June 30, 1941 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 1, item: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C1:1941.01.01
Scope and Contents:

Typescript expense report for professional services and expenses from Beatrix Farrand to Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection) related to the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens in Washington, D.C. from January 1, 1941 to June 30, 1941. Includes information on the Dumbarton Oaks Garden areas: Catalogue House; North Vista; Green Garden; Rose Garden.

Expense report from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection), January 1, 1946 to June 30, 1946 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 6, item: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C6:1946.01.01
Scope and Contents: Handsigned typescript expense report for January 1, 1946 to June 30, 1946 from Beatrix Farrand to Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection) for expenses incurred by Beatrix Farrand and Robert W. Patterson for professional services, traveling expenses, and office expenses. Included on report is the amount that Beatrix Farrand will hold in reserve for professional work in her account and a report for the "Book account" for Miss Sweeney listing charges from three...

Expense report from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections), July 1, 1942 to December 31, 1942 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 2, item: 9Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C2:1942.07.01B
Scope and Contents:

Expense report from Beatrix Farrand to Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, July 1, 1942 to December 31, 1942 outlining charges for professional services, office expenses, draughting, and traveling expenses and purchases made for flowers, bulbs, seeds, tulips, a book and shipping charges