Exchange of letters between Helen J. Massey, The Garden Club of Winchester and Clarke County and Ruth Farley Massey, 101 North Washington Street, Winchester, Virgina and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss's secretary, October 6-20, 1938 Digital
Scope and Contents
Exchange of handsigned and copy of letters between Helen J. Massey, Ruth Farley Massey, and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss's secretary on Mildred Bliss's behalf. In one letter, Massey as chairman of the Garden Club of Winchester and Clarke County asks if the club might visit the Dumbarton Oaks garden. Mildred Bliss's secretary responds saying Mildred Bliss is glad for the members of the club to visit Dumbarton Oaks. Helen [Judd] Massey [Aitken] sends her personal thanks for the Dumbarton Oaks garden tour led by James Bryce for the Winchester Clarke Garden Club members. She mentions it was gracious and kind of Mildred Bliss to see them and have tea for them. Ruth Farley Massey writes Mildred Bliss with her personal thanks for the garden tour. She lets Mildred Bliss know that Helen (probably her daughter, Helen Judd Massey Aitken) has just written Mildred on behalf of the Garden Club.
- October 6-20, 1938
- Massey, Ruth Farley, 1883-1941 (Correspondent, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials chiefly in English with a few items in Greek, Latin, French, Italian, or Spanish.
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Extent23 boxes (approximately 2632 items including correspondence, expense reports, invoices, estimates, deposit records, book lists, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and plant lists.)
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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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