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Bryce, James, 1887-1964

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1887 - 1964

Biography

He was born in Scotland in 1887 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. He married, Isabella W. He worked Robert and Mildred Bliss at Dumbarton Oaks first as a gardener under William Gray, Superintendent of the Garden then after Gray’s death in 1937 as the Superintendent of the Garden. He retired from Dumbarton Oaks in 1949. In 1959, he sent Mildred Bliss a letter from Jupiter, Florida. He died in 1964 and is buried Palm Beach Memorial Park Cemetery, Lantana, Palm Beach County, Florida.

Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:

Receipt from Andrew R. Kennedy, Inc., 22-24 West 27th Street, New York to James Bryce, 3203 "S" Street, N.W, Washington, D.C., September 26, 1944 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 4, item: 18Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C4:Kennedy 1944.09.26
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Original and duplicate paid receipt from Andrew R. Kennedy, Inc. for 50 French Roman white Hyacinths sold to James Bryce for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C. Beatrix Farrand likely received receipt for payment from her account.

Receipt from Beatrix Farrand to Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks) for payment to Upton Gardens, November 17, 1943 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 3, item: 34Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C3:BF 1943.11.17
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Original and duplicate receipt for payment to Upton Gardens by Beatrix Farrand with a money order for $.50 for 1 packet of Aquilegia seed and charged to the account, Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks for which she holds the covering receipt.

Receipt from Davids & Royston Bulb Co., 824 Wall Street, Los Angeles, California to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, June 20, 1944 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 4, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C4:Davids & Royston 1944.06.20
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Two carbon copies of a paid receipt from Davids & Royston Bulb Co. to Beatrix Farrand for 1 packet of pansy seeds sent to James Bryce, 3101 R. Street, Washington, D.C. for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens.

Receipt from Davids & Royston Bulb Co., 824 Wall Street, Los Angeles, California to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 18, 1944 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 4, item: 10Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C4:Davids & Royston 1944.08.18
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Original and duplicate copy of a paid receipt from Davids & Royston Bulb Co. to Beatrix Farrand for 50 French Roman white Hyacinth bulbs shipped to James Bryce, Washington, D.C. for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens.

Receipt from Davids & Royston Bulb Co., 824 Wall Street, Los Angeles, California to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 20, 1943 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 3, item: 20Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C3:Davids & Royston 1943.08.20
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Original and duplicate paid receipt from Davids & Royston Bulb Co. to Beatrix Farrand for 50 French Roman white Hyacinth bulbs sent to James Bryce for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.

Receipt from Davids & Royston Bulb Co., 824 Wall Street, Los Angeles to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Maine, July 6, 1943 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 3, item: 18Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C3:Davids & Royston 1943.07.06B
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Duplicate copy of invoice from Davids & Royston Bulb Co. to Beatrix Farrand for 50 French Roman white Hyacinth bulbs sent to James Bryce, 3101 R. Street, Washington, D.C. for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden.

Receipt from Joseph Breck & Sons, Boston, Massachusetts to James Bryce, 3203 S Street, Washington, D.C., January 31, 1944 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 4, item: 4Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C4:Joseph Breck & Sons 1944.01.31
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Original and duplicate itemized receipt from Joseph Breck & Sons for 4 packets of seeds sold to James Bryce for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C. Beatrix Farrand likely received receipt for payment from her account.

Receipt from Tice & Lynch, Inc. to Beatrix Farrand, Bar Harbor, Maine, November 25, 1942 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 2, item: 18Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C2:Tice & Lynch 1942.11.25
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Receipt from Tice & Lynch, Inc. to Beatrix Farrand, November 25, 1942 for the shipping of 5 crates of garden furniture to James Bryce at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. via the Pennsylvania railroad.

Receipt from Wm. J. Jones & Co., Brown Building, Fourth and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Beatrix Farrand, September 22, 1941 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 1, item: 14Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C1:Wm. J. Jones Co 1941.09.22
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Original and duplicate typescript paid receipt for shipping of garden bulbs from Oregon Bulb Farms to James Bryce, Washington, D.C.

Receipt from Wm. J. Jones & Co., Brown Building, Fourth and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia to Beatrix Farrand, October 5, 1942 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 2, item: 15Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C2:Wm. J. Jones Co 1942.10.05
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Original and duplicate paid receipt from Wm. J. Jones & Co. to Beatrix Farrand for the cost of shipping garden bulbs from the Oregon Bulb Farm to James Bryce at 3203 S Street, Washington, D.C. for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.

Receipt from Wm. J. Jones & Co., Philadelphia to Beatrix Farrand, October 2, 1944 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 4, item: 19Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C4:Wm. J. Jones Co 1944.10.02
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Carbon copy of a paid itemized receipt from Wm. J. Jones & Co. to Beatrix Farrand for freight charges to ship 2 cases of garden bulbs to James Bryce, 3101 R Street, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. for the garden.

Revised expense report from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, January 1, 1947 to June 30, 1947 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 7, item: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C7:1947.01.01
Scope and Contents: Handsigned revised expense report from Beatrix Farrand to Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, January 1, 1947 to June 30, 1947 for professional services such as office correspondence with John Thacher, James Patterson, Mildred Bliss, Anne Sweeney, and James Bryce; work on garden control notes (planting record book); and bulb orders, and office expenses for a secretary's time, telegrams, telephone and bookkeeping. Report includes an itemized list of expenses...

Telegram from Beatrix Farrand, Bar Harbor, Maine to James Bryce, 3203 S Street, Washington, D.C., May 19, 1946 Digital

File — Box: D: 4, Folder: 33Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1946.05.19
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,...

Telegram from Beatrix Farrand, Santa Barbara, California to James Bryce, 3203 S Street, Washington, D.C., January 18, 1944 Digital

File — Box: D: 3, Folder: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1944.01.18
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,...

Telegram from Beatrix Farrand, Santa Barbara, California to James Bryce, 3203 S Street, Washington, D.C., January 21, 1945 Digital

File — Box: D: 3, Folder: 66Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1945.01.21
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,...

Telegram from Beatrix Farrand, Santa Barbara, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., December 5, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 80Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.12.05
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Western Union telegram from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher informs him and the rest of the Dumbarton Oaks staff of Robert and Mildred Bliss' well-being. She asks for him to relay news about Ellis Russell, James Bryce, Anne Sweeney, and Barbara Sessions. "Mr. Russell" penciled at top.

Telegram from Beatrix Farrand to James Bryce, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., June 2, 1943 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 10, item: 15Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C10:BF 1943.06.02
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Copy of text for Western Union telegram sent by Beatrix Farrand to James Bryce discusses the need to repeat current order for more bulbs. Some of the bulbs are for Mildred Bliss.

Telegram from James Bryce, Washington, D.C. to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 3, 1942 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 10, item: 54Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C10:Bryce 1942.08.03
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Western Union telegram from James Bryce to Beatrix Farrand tells her 100 each of narcissus, hyacinth and tulip bulbs are needed for the Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

Telegram from James Bryce, Washington, D.C. to Beatrix Farrand, Ritz Carlton Hotel, June 3, 1943 Digital

File — Box: C, Folder: 10, item: 55Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, C10:Bryce 1943.06.03
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Western Union telegram from James Bryce to Beatrix Farrand tells her she should consult with Mildred Bliss regarding bulbs as alterations to grounds may be done in the fall.

Telegram from MilRob, New York, N.Y. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, March 13, 1940 Digital

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 78Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1940.03.13
Scope and Contents: Postal Telegraph telegram from Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Beatrix Farrand wishes Mildred [?] had been in Beatrix's audience as she is sure Beatrix painted garden pictures more lovely than the New York flower show at which James Bryce and Mildred acquired one Zygopetalum. The Boston [flower] show Acacias were quite lovely. The Stravinsky concert is tomorrow and promises well. The Instituto [Dumbarton Oaks Research Institute] progressing. They sign with devoted affection to Matrix...