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FILE — Box: B: 1, Folder: 116 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1937.11.17

Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Philadelphia, Penn. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Bar Harbor, ME, Nov. 17, 1937 Digital

Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Philadelphia, Penn. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Bar Harbor, ME, Nov. 17, 1937
Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Philadelphia, Penn. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Bar Harbor, ME, Nov. 17, 1937

Scope and Contents

Western Union telegram from Mildred Bliss informing Beatrix Farrand of Ernest's [Schelling] operation postponement due to Lucie's [Howe Draper Schelling] sudden illness relapse. Lucie's condition is grave and Ernest's potentially disasterous therefore, Mildred says that she probably will sail Saturday on the Conte Di Savoia landing in VilleFrance [France] and reaching Lausanne the twenty-ninth [of November]. She asks when Beatrix Farrand and Max reach New York and reports [the progress on] Dumbarton is going steadily. She is undecided if Robert remains or goes [with her?].

Dates

  • Nov. 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_MB_1937_11_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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