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Lucking, Philip J., 1871-1949

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Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

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 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....

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., April 29, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 17Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.04.29
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss passes on a report from Philip Lucking that the Casa Dorinda garden tour on the 19th was a great success, weeds in the old rose garden are disappearing, and the change in the driveway looks "grand." She sends three pictures of the blue echium at the entrance to Casa Dorinda. She asks Mildred's thoughts on the memorial for [William] Gray.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1938

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 to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., February 9, 1939

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 53Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1939.02.09
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to "Garden Twin" [Mildred Bliss] updates her on the Blaksley Garden [Santa Barbara Botanic Garden] matters regarding incorporation and separating from the Santa Barbara Museum with a name change of the Blaksley Botanic Garden to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Farrand visited Casa Dorinda and tells Mildred Bliss about the gutter situation with options to fix it.

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 Mildred Bliss, 104 E. 68th Street, New York to Trix, March 16, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 6Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.03.16
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Mildred Bliss to Trix (Beatrix Farrand) telling her she read the Casa Dorinda notes on the train to New York and thought it was an excellent report.She informs Beatrix Farrand that plans are being made for the room southwest of the Dumbarton Oaks Music Room and Kenneth Conant of Harvard University has visited Dumbarton Oaks twice each for three days working the dummy, plans, and details of the new room. James Bryce has moved the...

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert, Maine, July 27-29, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 35Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.07.27
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter dated July 27, 1938 and July 29, 1938 with handwritten signature from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand (Trix) tells her it is distressing news to hear about the illness and surgery of Robert Millikan. Mildred comments on Farrand's letter of July 12 and 14, 1938 on Helen Reid and prices for Nerines, and she lists questions and comments on Casa Dorinda. Mildred Bliss addresses Dumbarton Oaks building new wing and the landscape, seeking out consultation about trees from Van...

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Trix, February 10, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.02.10
Scope and Contents: Typescript handsigned letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand (Trix) offering an activities report on the Catalogue House, Orangerie, dummies for the color of iron work, drawings for the north bay of herb garden, drawings for the Forsythia Dell gate, Star Garden constellations and lettering, and Terrior seat. Rough sketches of the Forsythia Dell gate drafted by Ruth Havey were enclosed with the letter (no longer with letter). She reports that James Bryce will take over as Garden...

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Trix, June 12, 1939

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 62Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1939.06.12
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand thanks her for her delightful lecture at Dumbarton Oaks. The Georgetown neighbors enjoyed it. She reports that Caroline Phillips has arrived at Highover, North Beverly. Mildred has received a letter from Philip Lucking at Casa Dorinda that she encloses for Beatrix Farrand. The enclosed letter no longer with this letter. She wishes Farrand luck with Oberlin and is eager to welcome her for her upcoming visit.

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Trix, February 6, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 74Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1940.02.06
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand (Trix) discusses neither she nor Robert would sign the current California Relief Administration's Tree Cutting Agreement for Casa Dorinda, and asks Beatrix to work out a solution. She extends her thanks to Max Farrand for his Friends of the Huntinton Library report. Mildred Bliss reports James Bryce left his family on vacation. Before he left she discusses with him holding off on the Ellipse boxwood...

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Trix, June 13, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 28Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.06.13
Scope and Contents: Dictated typescript letter with handwritten signature and postscript from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand. Mildred Bliss was hoping that Beatrix Farrand would stop in Washington, D.C. on her way to Calfornia as she had much to talk over with her. She thanks her for the recent letter and photographs. She reports the Garden Club met at Dumbarton Oaks and Anne Sweeney gave a talk about the Catalogue House. Royall Tyler leaves for New York and Robert Bliss is going to hear him speak at the...

Letter from Mrs. Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, March 18, 1937

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 89Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1937.03.18
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand admires Mildred Bliss' pace. She will have to miss the Whittmore Santa Sofia and galaxy of concerts [at Dumbarton Oaks], but is will be impossible for Beatrix Farrand to leave California before April 8 [1937] and having to stop in Chicago for three full days will not arrive in Washington, D.C. until April 15.While in Washington, D.C. Beatrix Farrand will be spending practically the entire time with Miss [Anne] Sweeney on the...