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Drury, Newton Bishop, 1889-1978

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Biography

Newton Bishop Drury (1889-1978) was the Director of the National Park Service, 1940-1951; graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1912; served in U.S. Army Balloon Corps in WWI; formed Drury Brothers Company, an advertising and public relations agency; and head of California Divison of Beaches and Parks

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Irving C. Root, National Capital Parks, Washington, D.C., November 3, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 78Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.11.03C
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Irving C. Root suggests dates for a meeting in November between John Thacher, Irving C. Root, and Beatrix Farrand about the Dumbarton Oaks Park. She is asking James Bryce to stake out a path over Clifton Hill.

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

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., May 25, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 49Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.05.25
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature by secretary for Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher send him a carbon copy of a letter being sent to Irving Root, National Park Service telling him to call a meeting of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Advisory Committee and have Donald Kline and Newton Drury attend if possible. This will be the first time one of the Blisses can be in attendence. Secretary likely Isabelle M. Stover.

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

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, Valley Club of Montecito, Post Office Box 1140, Santa Barbara, California to Irving C. Root, Superintendent, National Capital Parks, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 18Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.03.10
Scope and Contents: Copy of a typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Irving C. Root asks that that he verify the existence and composition of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Advisory Committee as Mildred Bliss is uncertain of its status. She asks if he would arrange an April 14, a meeting with Mr. Kline, the architect of the Capital Parks, to review the walk on Clifton Hill, the possible gift of the stone seats and their placing, and the widening of the stream path, and encourages Mr. Root's attendance at the...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, Post Office Box 1140, Santa Barbara, California to Newton B. Drury, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 33Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.04.02
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Newton Drury thanks him for his note and formal word of the organization of the Dumbarton Oaks Park [Advisory] Committee. She accepts the position title of "landscape architect." She hopes to visit Dumbarton Oaks in April and meet Mr. [Irving] Root and Mr. Kline.

Letter from Irving C. Root, Superintendent National Capital Parks, Washington, D.C. to Robert Woods Bliss, Box 596, Santa Barbara, California, July 8, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 57Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:IR 1941.07.08
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Irving C. Root to Robert W. Bliss answers Robert Bliss' letter of June 24 (D:RB 1941.06.24) to Newton B. Drury acknowledging the creation of an advisory committee for Dumbarton Oaks Park. Irving Root states that the National Capital Parks Service agrees with the planned composition of the Dumbarton Oaks Park advisory committee and will arrange a time to choose a fifth committee member.

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, November 6, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 79Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.11.06
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand confirms the dates and times he can meet to discuss the Dumbarton Oaks Park. Newton Drury and Irving Root can meet with Beatrix Farrand on November 24 in the afternoon. He feels G. Frederick Coles is dawdling on work for the Green Garden. He has other questions which he will postpone for discussion when they meet. He is encouraged about the news of Max Farrand's health improving. Letter was sent with enclosed letters to Newton...

Letter from Nettie N. Benson, National Park Service, Washington to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, October 23, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 72Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:Benson 1941.10.23
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Nettie Benson on behalf of Newton B. Drury to Beatrix Farrand responds to Farrand's letter of October 20, 1941 regarding the November availability of Newton B. Drury, Director of the National Park Service.

Letter from Newton B. Drury, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington to Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, Post Office Box #1140, Santa Barbara, California, March 24, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 25Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:NBD 1942.03.24
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Newton B. Drury, director of the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. to Beatrix Farrand tells her he is anxious for the Advisory Committee for Dumbarton Oaks Park to become active. He asks her to formally accept the appointment to this committee.

Letter from Newton B. Drury, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington to Honorable and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 3101 R Street, N.W, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1941 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 38Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Drury 1941.03.22
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Newton B. Drury, Director, National Park Service to Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Bliss states his appreciation for their generosity in giving Dunbarton [Dumbarton] Oaks Park to the nation. He remembers a pleasant meeting with Mr. Bliss at a National Parks Association dinner before he received his appointment as Director. He expects to be in Washington for the next few months and plans to call on them some time soon. He has reviewed the...

Letter from Robert Woods Bliss to Newton B. Drury, Director, National Parks Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., June 24, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 51Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:RB 1941.06.24
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter from Robert Woods Bliss to Newton B. Drury, Director of the National Park Service, discusses the formation of an Advisory Committee for Dumbarton Oaks Park. Robert Bliss details the composition of the committee and wishes for the National Park Service's approval and collaboration in its formation. The Advisory Committee would be composed of Irving Root, John Thacher, Beatrix Farrand, Mildred Bliss, and a fifth member appointed by the four members. He hopes the formation of...