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FILE — Box: B: 2, Folder: 33 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.07.12

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Dorothy Kingsford, c/o Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 12, 1938 Digital

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Dorothy Kingsford, c/o Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 12, 1938
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Dorothy Kingsford, c/o Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 12, 1938

Scope and Contents

Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Dorothy Kingsford. Beatrix Farrand and her secretary's initials are in lower left corner. Beatrix Farrand kept copies of Mrs. Ogdan Reid's correspondence to Mildred Bliss but is returning the originals. Farrand comments on Reid's gardener, Edwin Beckett. Beatrix Farrand asks Dorothy Kingsford if Mrs. Reid has a price for the bulbs she is offering. If the price of the bulbs is not too great, buying 6 or 8 pots may be of interest to Mildred Bliss and the Dumbarton Oaks Garden. She reports [Robert] Millikan's illness is affecting their plans. She sends fond messages to Mildred and Robert Bliss.

Dates

  • July 12, 1938

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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