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Bliss, Mildred Barnes, 1879-1969

 Person

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

File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Box: F, Folder: 3a, item: 31Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, F3a:BulbOrder 1965.06.11
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Typescript garden bulb order for 1964 with note added to return to Matthew Kearney's file. Order originally made attention to Mr. Ralph Cook.

Alden Hopkins, 1957-1959

Sub-Group — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Box: F, Folder: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
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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,...

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

File — Box: H, Folder: 7a, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H7a:Two Gem Carvings
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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

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 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 16, item: 4Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E16:Hummingbirds
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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.

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,...

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....

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

File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Box: F, Folder: 2, item: 9Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, F2:MB 1949.03.16
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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

File — Box: G, Folder: 1f, item: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, G1f:BL Reef Point-03
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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

File — Box: G, Folder: 1f, item: 5Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, G1f:BL Founders Room-01
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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.

"C" Miscellaneous, 1938-1957

Sub-Group — Box: E, Folder: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
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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

File — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 33Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Curtis 194x.11.13
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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.

Colored pencil sketch of a Byzantine garden plan, approximately 1951 Digital

File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Box: F, Folder: 3a, item: 13Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, F3a:ByzantineGardenPlan
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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

File — Box: D: 4, Folder: 3Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1946.01.10
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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

File — Box: L, Folder: 5Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, L:RH 1953.07.17
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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).

Contract for ironwork between Philip Finelli, District Ornamental Iron Works and Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks and Specifications for wrought iron rail in North Vista by Ruth M. Havey, December 7, 1951 Digital

File — Box: K, Folder: 25Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, K:RH 1951.12.07
Scope and Contents: Contract for ironwork between District Ornamental Iron Works, Philip Finelli owner and Mildred Bliss, December 7, 1951 for work to be done on the wrought iron rail for the North Vista. Ruth Havey provided the contract documents for the wrought iron rail for the North Vista at Dumbarton Oaks. The specifications for fabrication, finishing and setting the rail were included as well as drawings: plans and south elevation 11/7/51 (GD G-3-42A); F.S.D. scroll panel 6/11/51 (GD G-3-42B); F.S....

Correspondence, June 1922 to December 1937

Sub-Group — Box: B: 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,...

Correspondence, January 1938 to December 1940

Sub-Group — Box: B: 2Identifier: 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,...

Correspondence, January 1941 to December 1941

Sub-Group — Box: B: 3Identifier: 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,...

Correspondence, January 1942 to June 1943

Sub-Group — Box: B: 4Identifier: 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,...

Correspondence, July 1943 to December 1944

Sub-Group — Box: B: 5Identifier: 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,...

Correspondence, January 1945 to December 1946

Sub-Group — Box: B: 6Identifier: 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,...

Correspondence, January 1947 to June 1948

Sub-Group — Box: B: 7Identifier: 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,...

Correspondence, July 1948 to June 1949

Sub-Group — Box: B: 8Identifier: 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,...