Bliss, Mildred Barnes, 1879-1969
Found in 769 Collections and/or Records:
1964 bulb order for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss's 1537 28th Street residence from Matthew Kearney to Ralph Cook, June 11, 1965 Digital
Typescript garden bulb order for 1964 with note added to return to Matthew Kearney's file. Order originally made attention to Mr. Ralph Cook.
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.
Article from Archaeological Notes by Marvin Ross titled "Two Gem Carvings of the IV Century A.D." from Marvin C. Ross to Mildred and Robert Bliss, 1957 Digital
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 titled, "Blind Persons Border" in The New Beacon, volume XXXIII, No. 391, July 15, 1949 Digital
Article titled "Freezing Flight of Hummingbirds, by Harold E. Edgerton, R.J. Niedrach, and Walker Van Riper from National Geographic Magazine, August 1951 Digital
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. Edgerton is an author of the article.
Book orders from Rose Willgoose to Office of Publications, Huntington Library, San Marino 15, California and paid receipts from the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California, March 16 - May 9, 1949 Digital
Copies of typescript book orders from Rose A. Willgoose, Mildred Bliss's secretary to the Office of Publications, Huntington Library and paid receipts for books sent.
Books at Reef Point suggested for Dumbarton Oaks and List of foreign booksellers Mrs. Farrand has used, 1947-1949 Digital
Typescript list of books at Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point marked XXX and suggested for Dumbarton Oaks. Beatrix Farrand probably created the list and was typed by her secretary. A copy of the list is included. Also included is a list of "Foreign books shops which Mrs. Farrand has used". The book shops are located in Paris, France; Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England; and Toronto, Canada.
Books formerly in Rare Book Room and latterly in Miss Sweeney's office to be removed and placed in the Founders' Room, April 1949 Digital
Typescript list of garden books in the Rare Book Room and later in Anne Sweeney's office that to be removed and placed in the Founders' Room. Mildred Bliss selected book in April 1949.
Correspondence, photographs and a drawing sent to Mildred Bliss or Robert Woods Bliss from individuals with a last name beginning with "C".
Calling card and letter from Elizabeth Curtis, 160 East 72nd Street, New York, N.Y. to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, between November 1937-1946
Signed handwritten letter from Elizabeth Curtis to Mildred Bliss thanks her for the tour of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, but also Mildred Bliss' offer to help Mrs. Sheldon get back to England. Included with this correspondence is a calling card with a handwritten plea from Elizabeth Curtis to Mildred Bliss asking for her help. Letter dated November 13 probably written between 1937 and 1946 the year Elizabeth Curtis died.
Sketch of a Byzantine garden plan likely created by Mildred Bliss while traveling in Constantinople.
Confidential letter from Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, P.O. Box 1140, Santa Barbara, California to Mr. Thacher, January 10, 1946
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.
Contract for ironwork between Lothar A. Freund and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss for Dumbarton Oaks, July 17, 1953 Digital
Signed contract for fabricating, finishing and erecting two pairs of wrought iron entrance gates on R Street for the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection at Washington, D.C. Contract prepared by Ruth M. Havey, landscape architect and signed by her on behalf of Mildred Bliss. Drawings referred to in contract are: DO-26 3.01 (C-38A, a revised 3.01 and dated 7/16/53) and DO-26 3.02a (C-3-39A).