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FILE — Box: B: 2, Folder: 29 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.06.15

Memorandum to Mrs. Farrand, June 15, 1938

Scope and Contents

Typescript memorandum created by Mildred Bliss and sent to Beatrix Farrand based on Beatrix Farrand response letter of June 18, 1938. Mildred Bliss listed the progress for projects Dumbarton Oaks Garden for [William Gray's] memorial tablet, the finalities, metal frames in the Catalogue House, a full size detail of the garage lantern, the bases for the terracotta urns, the prospective trellis, stepping stones for the Lilac Circle, finials on the south wall and polychroming of the floors of the finials and the quatrefoil gate in Terrace D (Fountain Terrace), and planting at the northeast corner of the Music Room Terrace.

Mildred reports having difficulty mending the Rangoon umbrellas and not being able to find the Tezzerini which Caroline [Phillips] gave them. She needs to give G. Frederick Coles the words to dummy for the two Forsythia seats.


  • June 15, 1938


Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English with a few items in Greek, Latin, French, Italian, or Spanish.

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23 boxes (approximately 2632 items including correspondence, expense reports, invoices, estimates, deposit records, book lists, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and plant lists.)


Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

With more than a million unique and historical items, archival collections in ICFA represent the three areas of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks: Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape. Collections are generally comprised of administrative records, fieldwork papers, photographic prints, negatives, slides, oversize drawings, and moving images. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 9:30am-12pm and 1-4:40pm (excpet Federal Holidays).

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