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FILE — Box: B: 1, Folder: 51 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:Kingsford 1933.12.16

Letter from Dorothy Kingsford to Miss Ruth Havey, c/o Mrs. Farrand, 123, East 40th Street, New York City, December 16, 1933 Digital

Letter from Dorothy Kingsford to Miss Ruth Havey, c/o Mrs. Farrand, 123, East 40th Street, New York City, December 16, 1933
Letter from Dorothy Kingsford to Miss Ruth Havey, c/o Mrs. Farrand, 123, East 40th Street, New York City, December 16, 1933

Scope and Contents

Copy of unsigned typescript letter attributed to Dorothy Kingsford, secretary to Mildred Bliss, telling Ruth Havey, assistant to Beatrix Farrand, she is returning the Greek inscription with revised lettering and asking for two sample designs for the date from which Mildred Bliss can choose. The inscription is for the Beatrix Farrand dedication panel in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Green Garden.

A letter was enclosed that Mildred Bliss wants Ruth Havey to read and return. Enclosed letter not with this typewritten letter.

The corrected designs for the consoles in the gallery will hopefully be sent in the next few days. Mildred Bliss wants Ruth Havey to thank Anne Baker for her kind letter on December 7.

Dates

  • December 16, 1933

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English with a few items in Greek, Latin, French, Italian, or Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

An appointment is required to consult the collection. Please submit appointment requests here: http://www.doaks.org/research/library-archives/access-and-hours/schedule-an-appointment For research queries, contact the staff of Rare Book Collection (RareBooksLib@doaks.org).

Extent

23 boxes (approximately 2632 items including correspondence, expense reports, invoices, estimates, deposit records, book lists, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and plant lists.)

General note

DO digital accession number is: B_Kingsford_1933_12_16.

Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

Dumbarton Oaks holds archival collections in its Rare Book Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, and the Dumbarton Oaks Archives. The collections include: the papers of noteworthy scholars in the three fields that Dumbarton Oaks supports (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape); image collections depicting objects or sites of topical interest to scholars in the three fields; Beatrix Farrand’s personal archive of letters and original drawings that document the development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden; and institutional records and architectural plans and drawings documenting the history of Dumbarton Oaks. For more information about hours and to make an appointment to consult any of the collections listed here, please fill out the request form: https://www.doaks.org/research/library-archives/schedule-an-appointment

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