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FILE — Box: B: 2, Folder: 71 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.01.30

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., January 30, 1940 Digital

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., January 30, 1940
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., January 30, 1940

Scope and Contents

Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to "Dearest One" [Mildred Bliss] answers the Dumbarton Oaks planting questions of a Willow tree on the Northwest side of the Box Walk; smallish oak trees on the West side of the East entrance drive; replacements in the Yew hedge ordered; more masonry on the North Vista; and the replacement plants in the Ellipse ordered. She mentions Claude Kennerly and the tree cutting agreement by the California State Relief Agreement for trees at Casa Dorinda. Farrand says the trees need to be marked before cutting is done which she can do the next time she is in Santa Barbara. She has counseled G. Frederick Coles and written to Bryce on garden matters. She says it was nice to see the [Henry] Focillon lecture in the recent Magazine of Art along with the Blisses Dumbarton Oaks museum possessions.

Dates

  • January 30, 1940

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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