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FILE — Box: E, Folder: 4, item: 95 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E4:AS 1944.12.29

Exchange of letters between Arline B. Newcomb, 800 Academy Street, Kelso, Washington and Anne Sweeney, December 9- 29, 1944 Digital

Exchange of letters  between Arline B. Newcomb, 800 Academy Street, Kelso, Washington and Anne Sweeney, December 9- 29, 1944
Exchange of letters between Arline B. Newcomb, 800 Academy Street, Kelso, Washington and Anne Sweeney, December 9- 29, 1944

Scope and Contents

Handsigned letter from Arline B. Newcomb to Anne Sweeney remarking on the Dumbarton Oaks garden and if any material on it could be sent to her to share with a friend. A copy of typescript letter from Anne Sweeney, Dumbarton Oaks Garden Guide to Arline B. Newcomb offers a response to an unanswered letter received December 9th. Sweeney thinks it is very kind for Newcomb to speak so well of Dumbarton Oaks to friends in the far west. "Naturally, the Peace Conferences held here this summer have aroused much interest and so many people who never heard of the place before are anxious to pay us a visit. We hope the work done this summer by the various delegates will have the hoped-for results to enable the various nations to live in peace and harmony." Sweeney is mailing to her under separate cover a copy of the Museum Bulletin which includes a short description of the house and grounds. This booklet was prepared at the time Mr. and Mrs. [Robert Woods] Bliss made their gift of the Museum to Harvard [University]. Also enclosed in the letter is a reprint of an article by Beatrix Farrand, the landscape architect who designed the gardens and which was published in the Landscape Architects Quarterly Magazine. Sweeney hopes Newcomb's friend will find pleasure in reading these two booklets and offers good wishes of much joy in her new home and garden and for the future. Included is the handwritten letter from Newcomb to Anne Sweeney recounting and earlier visit and requesting information on Dumbarton Oaks to share with a friend.

Dates

  • December 9- 29, 1944

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.)

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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