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FILE — Box: B: 1, Folder: 100 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1937.08.17

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., August 17, 1937 Digital

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., August 17, 1937
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., August 17, 1937

Scope and Contents

Unsigned copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Dorothy Kingsford, secretary to Mildred Bliss. Beatrix Farrand likely dictated letter to Miss [Mary] Fulkerson, her typist. She thanks Dorothy Kingsford for the affectionate and understanding letter. She tells her that although her aunt [Edith Wharton] was not well but not suffering Beatrix Farrand's weeks at St. Brice will always be a happy memory for her. Edith Wharton said to her faithful butler that she had really a happy summer and had never more enjoyed the garden. Wharton had arranged that Pavillon Colombe should be sold for the benefit of her French charities. Beatrix Farrand mentions that Mrs. [Elisina] Tyler had been devoted to Edith Wharton for years and the intimacy was so close and deep that it gave her aunt great happiness. Beatrix Farrand will remain in France for another week or more to see if she can be of help to Mrs. Tyler with her aunt's affairs as her aunt wished her to do.

Dates

  • August 17, 1937

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_BF_1937_08_17.

Creator

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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