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Bliss, Mildred Barnes, 1879-1969

 Person

Found in 682 Collections and/or Records:

Alden Hopkins, 1957-1959

Sub-Group — Container: Box: F, Folder: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: Correspondence sent by or to Alden Hopkins, Garden Advisory Committee Member and Consulting Landscape Architect for Dumbarton Oaks. Includes an issue of Garden Gossip, March 1955 with an article titled, "Landscape design, restoration of the gardens and grounds of Woodlawn Plantation" by Alden Hopkins, landscape architect, Williamsburg, Virginia.

A.M (Albert Mathias) Friend, Jr., 1949-1952

Sub-Group — Box: E, Folder: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
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, English...

Article by Marvin C. Ross titled "Two Gem Carvings of the IV Century A.D." from Marvin C. Ross given to Mildred and Robert Bliss, 1957

File — Box: H, Folder: 7a, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H7a:Two Gem Carvings
Scope and Contents: Typescript article written by Marvin C. Ross titled, "Two Gem Carvings of the IV Century A.D. and two photographs published under Archaeological Notes in the American Journal of Archaeology, 61, 1957, pages 173-174 and plate 67. Plate 67 includes Fig. 1, Intaglio of Constantine the Great, from a cast and Fig. 2 Chalcedony gem. Head of a youth, IV century, both in the Walters Art Gallery.

Article in The New Beacon, volume XXXIII, No. 391 titled "Blind Persons Border", July 15, 1949

File — Box: E, Folder: 14, item: 11Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E14:New Beacon 1949.07.15
Scope and Contents: Article published in The New Beacon, a magazine devoted to the interests of the blind, volume XXXIII, No. 391, July 15th, 1949. The article, "Blind Persons Border" by P.J. was likely of intereste to Mildred Bliss who wanted to create a garden for the blind in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden. The text the article was also sent from the National Institute of the Blind, London to Lady Rowan in the collection of letters she sent to Mildred Bliss, E14:Rowan 1951.09.12B.The other two are...

Article titled "Freezing Flight of Hummingbirds, by Harold E. Edgerton, R.J. Niedrach, and Walker Van Riper from National Geographic Magazine, August 1951

File — Box: E, Folder: 16, item: 4Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E16:Hummingbirds
Scope and Contents: Article on Hummingbirds from National Geographic Magazine, Volume E, no. 2, August 1951 about photographing hummingbirds in flight. With article is a handwritten note in Mildred Bliss's handwriting with the name Dr. Harold Edgerton, M.I.T. and comments about the article. Egerton is one of the author's of the article.

Beatrix Farrand / Mildred Bliss, 1922-1959

Sub-Series — Box: B:1-10Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
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, English...

Mildred Barnes and Robert Woods Bliss correspondence with Kirsopp and Silva Lake

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.003
Scope and Contents: The collection contains correspondence among Robert Woods and Mildred Barnes Bliss and Kirsopp and Silva Lake, most commonly letters between Kirsopp Lake and Mildred Barnes Bliss. There are also project proposals, fieldwork reports, and a single set of photographs of the Citadel of Van. These documents relate to financial support provided by the Blisses for various projects undertaken by the Lakes, most notably an archaeological expedition to Lake Van in eastern Turkey in 1938 and 1939. Robert...

Book orders from Rose Willgoose to Office of Publications, Huntington Library, San Marino 15, California and paid receipts, March 16 - May 9, 1949

File — Container: Box: F, Folder: 2, item: 9Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, F2:MB 1949.03.16
Scope and Contents: Copies of typescript book orders from Mildred Bliss's secretary to the Office of Publications, Huntington Library and paid receipts for books sent.

"C" Miscellaneous, 1938-1957

Sub-Group — Box: E, Folder: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: Correspondence, photographs and a drawing sent to Mildred Bliss or Robert Woods Bliss from individuals with a last name beginning with "C".

Confidential letter from Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, P.O. Box 1140, Santa Barbara, California to Mr. Thacher, January 10, 1946

File — Box: D: 4, Folder: 3Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1946.01.10
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher asks what he thinks about the addition of Robert W. Patterson, a Harvard educated landscape architect to work with her and who would make more frequent inspections of Dumbarton Oaks.