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FILE — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 64 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:Hooper

Letter from Loulie Hooper Thoron, 253 Marborough Street, Boston to Mildred Bliss, approximately 1930-1960 Digital

Letter from Loulie Hooper Thoron, 253 Marborough Street, Boston to Mildred Bliss, approximately 1930-1960
Letter from Loulie Hooper Thoron, 253 Marborough Street, Boston to Mildred Bliss, approximately 1930-1960

Scope and Contents

Signed handwritten letter from Loulie Hooper Thoron to Mildred Bliss telling her she wandered the Dumbarton Oaks Garden going from "one beautiful terrace to another drinking in the taste and knowledge of the artist planner and artist owners who had put together such gardens for the delight of birds and men. She reports it was a divine hour of the day and one of Spring's loveliest moments. Loulie wishes that Uncle Henry [Adams] were here to see what Mildred Bliss and Beatrix Farrand have created not far from his door.

Correspondence undated, but received on 18/4 [April 18]. Year unknown, but probably sent between 1930-1960.

Dates

  • approximately 1930-1960

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.)

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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