Papers of Beatrix Jones Farrand, 1938-1953 (inclusive).
- 1938-1953 (inclusive).
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Conditions Governing Use
Photocopies may be made at the discretion of the Arnold Arboretum Archives staff. Permission to make photocopies does not constitute permission to reproduce or publish materials outside the bounds of the fair use guidelines.
Biographical / Historical
Farrand was born into a distinguished New York family that included her aunt, the writer Edith Wharton. Her early years included extensive European travel, experiences she drew upon in her later professional life. She married Max Farrand, the distinguished Yale historian in 1913. Farrand specialized in private gardens and estates. Her best known and most widely admired design is for the garden of Dumbarton Oaks, the Washington D.C. estate of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, now a museum and study center affiliated with Harvard University. Another well preserved Farrand design is The Eyrie, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller garden in Seal Harbor, Maine. She also did extensive college and university campus designs including work at Yale University, Vassar, and the University of Chicago. Her extensive experimental gardens at Reef Point, her summer home in Bar Harbor, Maine, are unfortunately lost. Farrand's papers and private library are now in the Library of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Papers of Beatrix Jones Farrand, 1938-1953 (inclusive): A Finding Aid.
- Archives of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- EAD ID
Part of the Arnold Arboretum Archives Repository
The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library is a specialized collection devoted to the study of temperate woody plants. We collect works on botany, horticulture, floras, urban forestry and taxonomy. The library contains more than 25,000 volumes and 40,000 photographs, and includes an archive that both documents the Arboretum's history and is a repository for 19th, 20th, and 21st century horticultural and botanical collections.
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