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Russell, Ellis

 Person

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Dumbarton Oaks Agenda by Ruth Havey, Twenty-Five Fifth Avenue, New York 3, N.Y., August 2,1949 Digital

File — Box: K, Folder: 3Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, K:RH 1949.08.02
Scope and Contents: Typescript Dumbarton Oaks Agenda from Ruth Havey listing items to send or return to Ellis Russell, secretary, and probably for Mildred Bliss. Specific items mentioned in agenda include: for the Arbor Garden or Arbor Terrace: wall panels, concrete paving plan, and a possible solution for the lead cabinet or bookcase missing handle; for Mélisande's Allée: steps, inner ramp, outer ramp, present stone wall, seat, and drainage; for Rose Garden: finalities shield and arms materials, Quod Severis...

Exchange of letters between Elwin J. Sasser, 1316 Church Street, Marietta Georgia and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss and Mr. Robert Woods Bliss's secretary, August 17-22, 1957 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 105Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Sasser 1957.08.17
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Elwin J. Sasser to Mildred Bliss expresses his appreciation for having the opportunity to broaden his knowledge of landscape architecture and its influence in our daily lives through the award of the Garden Scholarship. He is to be employed by the National Park Service. He reports that the examples of landscape architecture design that he has observed and the phases of garden work in which he participated at Dumbarton Oaks will greatly...

Exchange of letters, invoices, and receipts between C.I. Denison and Ellis Russell and Lillian Draper, 67 Wall Street, New York 5, N.Y., February 18-20, 1957 Digital

File — Box: H, Folder: 8, item: 11Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H8:Russell 1957.02.20
Scope and Contents: Correspondence and financial records like receipts and invoices between Mildred Bliss or her secretary and individuals and corporations whose last name or name begins with "R". Some correspondence involve the acquisition, purchase or bookbinding of books or library items. Individuals or corporations include: Riggs National Bank, Rodale Books Incorporated, Russian Orthodox Church (St. John the Baptist), Charles Ratton, Nicholas Rauch, S.J., T. Rogers &amp Company, Ltd., Ludwig...

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
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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.

Invoice and receipt from Arno Werner Bookbinder, 166 Lakeway Drive, Pittsfield, Mass. to Harvard University, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, 1703 32nd Street, Washington, D.C., August 12-16, 1955 Digital

File — Box: H, Folder: 1, item: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H1:Werner 1955.08.14
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Handwritten receipt of payment from Arno Werner Bookbinder on company letterhead to Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library for work performed along with shipping cost for returning item. Typewritten on receipt, "Kindly return receipted bill to Ellis Russell, secretary [to Robert Woods Bliss], 67 Wall Street, New York City 5". Included is an invoice stub and receipt of payment from Railway Express Agency for shipping cost to return item to Dumbarton Oaks.

Letter from Alberta Carpenter, Harvard University, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Georgetown, Washington 7, D.C. to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, c/o Ellis Russell, 67 Wall Street, New York, New York, September 28, 1949 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 7, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E7:Carpenter 1949.09.28
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Alberta S. Carpenter, secretary to Mildred Bliss offers her an satisfactory update on the health conditions of Annie and Mosser and their learning how to walk with crutches. Both are grateful for Mildred Bliss's generosity. John Thacher has returned to Dumbarton Oaks to prepare for the academic year. Sirarpie Der Nessessian and Professor Vasiliev arrive soon. A newspaper clipping on Dr. Kindler recommended by John Thacher was included with...

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

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 13Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:AS 1938.04.23
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Copy of typescript letter probably written by Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand discusses receiving Farrand's suggestions for the panels in the Catalogue House. Sweeney mentions she has not heard back from Alfred Rehder, [Arnold Arboretum] or the New York Botanical Garden about garden pictures. Anne Sweeney found out from Mr. Morrison that she has been elected secretary of the Horticultural Society. She is not sure how that happened.

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

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., February 18, 1941 Digital

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 Miss Anne Sweeney, c/o Mr. James Bryce, 3203 "S" Street N.W., Washington, D.C., February 10, 1940 Digital

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, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., May 14, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 38Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.05.14
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher discusses her letter of the previous day, sent before she had "properly digested" a letter from Ellis Russell that had enclosed a letter from John Thacher. Beatrix Farrand expresses support of the continued employment of previously-held gardeners, of Anne Sweeney, and all of the help. She mentions Mildred Bliss's desire of an Advisory Committee being formed so that she may maintain some control over the garden...

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

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 Mrs. Robert Wood Bliss, 3101 R Street, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1940 Digital

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 to Anne Sweeney, April 14, 1938 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 12Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, BF 1938.04.14
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney offers suggestions for print displays of birds, flowers, shrubs, and trees and corrections of Anne Sweeneys list for the panels and whirligig in the Catalogue House of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden. Probably signed by Beatrix Farrand's secretary on behalf of Beatrix Farrand.

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

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, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1938 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 5Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.03.14
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss (Mildred Bliss) expresses her thoughts on the death of William Gray and the loss to Dumbarton Oaks and his family. Beatrix reports that Ellis Russell has written that James Bryce has been given William Gray's head [gardener] position at Dumbarton. She discusses Mrs. Mudski (Mary Cadwalader Jones) her mother and lantern slides that Robert and Mildred enjoyed, and Elisina Tyler inheriting Sainte Claire [du Chateau] as...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, Post Office Box 1140, Santa Barbara, California to John S. Thacher, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 37Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.04.10
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher comments on the ups and downs at Casa Dorinda; dates she will visit Dumbarton Oaks; Francis Baker's fall from a tree and if there is anything she can do; Mildred Bliss wanting a fund for the use of Dumbarton Oaks Park; and Thacher's potential contribution to the "planting fund."

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, Santa Barbara, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., January 29, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 5Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.01.29
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with typescript postscript and handwritten signature and postscript from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher expresses her appreciation of their mutual dismay regarding the Harvard Administrative Board's failure to recognize the non-static nature of a garden and its need for constant maintenance. Beatrix Farrand shares her plans for spring and her next trip to Dumbarton Oaks. She addresses the need to spur Anne Sweeney forward on her botanic classes; discusses James Bryce and...

Letter from Ellis Russell, 49 Wall Street, New York City to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, American Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 4, 1933 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 21Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:ER 1933.04.04
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Ellis Russell, secretary to Robert Woods Bliss, to Mildred Bliss. Enclosure mentioned is no longer with letter. Letter sent Air Mail.

Letter from Ellis Russell, 67 Wall Street, New York, N.Y. to Matthew Kearney, October 8 between 1948-1967 Digital

File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Box: F, Folder: 3a, item: 28Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, F3a:ER 19xx.10.08
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Correspondence between Mildred Bliss and Matthew Kearney, the Superintendent of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens and Grounds.

Letter from Ellis Russell, 67 Wall Street, New York, N.Y. to Matthew Kearney, September 29 between 1948-1967 Digital

File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Box: F, Folder: 3a, item: 27Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, F3a:ER 19xx.09.29
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Correspondence between Mildred Bliss and Matthew Kearney, the Superintendent of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens and Grounds.

Letter from Ellis Russell, Tenth Floor, 67 Wall Street, New York 5, N.Y. to Miss Ruth M. Havey, Hotel Mayflower, Washington, D.C., August 10, 1964 Digital

File — Box: L, Folder: 39Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, L:Russell 1964.08.10
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Ellis Russell on behalf of Mildred Bliss to Ruth Havey. Ellis Russell discusses trip abroad to assist Mrs. Bliss in moving from Scotland to London along with making arrangements for a country house in England for her. She can reach her at Reddish House, Broadchalk, near Salisbury, Wilt. Russell expresses that Mrs. Bliss is anxious to get a progress report on the work being done at Dumbarton Oaks and gives Ruth Havey full authority to make...

Letter from Ellis Russell, Tenth Floor, 67 Wall Street, New York to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 25, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 50Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:ER 1942.05.25
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Ellis Russell to Beatrix Farrand discusses the amount requested in the budget by the National Park Service for the Dumbarton Oaks Park and offered guidance on the distribution of the money under the direction of a committee appointed of the deed of trust. He has consulted with Mr. Delefield on the matter who thinks that even if a trust was created by the Blisses for Dumbarton Oaks Park, it would probably result in the reduction of the public...

Letter from Ellis Russell, Twelfth Floor, 49 Wall Street, New York to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, American Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 22, 1933 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 18Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:ER 1933.03.22
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Typescript letter on professional letterhead with handwritten signature by Ellis Russell, secretary to Robert Woods Bliss, to Mildred Bliss. Enclosures previously included are no longer with letter.

Letter from Ellis Russell, Twelfth floor, 49 Wall Street, New York to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, American Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 31, 1933 Digital

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 20Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:ER 1933.03.31
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Typescript and handsigned letter on professional letterhead from Ellis Russell, secretary to Robert Woods Bliss, to Mildred Bliss. Includes enclosures of dedication inscription for Beatrix Farrand in English, Spanish, and Latin. Mildred Bliss has made handwritten annotations to one Latin inscription (marked IV).