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FILE — Box: B: 1, Folder: 114 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1937.11.05

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, 3101 R. Street, Washington, D.C., November 5, 1937 Digital

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, 3101 R. Street, Washington, D.C., November 5, 1937
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Miss Dorothy Kingsford, 3101 R. Street, Washington, D.C., November 5, 1937

Scope and Contents

Unsigned copy of typescript letter most likely from Beatrix Farrand as she was planning to be at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. from October 26 to at least October 31 based on correspondence from Mildred Bliss dated October 25, 1937. Dorothy Kingsford works as a Secretary to Mildred Bliss.

Beatrix Farrand feels distinctly deprived at having to bid Dorothy Kingsford farewell in a mechanized note. She also hated leaving without another word to Miss Bean and to tell her so and say goodbye for Beatrix. She says she left as usual in a whirlwind.

Dates

  • November 5, 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_11_05.

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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