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FILE — Box: B: 2, Folder: 76 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.02.13

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 3101 "R" Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., February 13, 1940 Digital

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 3101 "R" Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., February 13, 1940
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 3101 "R" Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., February 13, 1940

Scope and Contents

Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to "Blessed One" [Mildred Bliss] advises Robert Woods Bliss not to join the Torrey Botanical Club. She updates Mildred on a conversation she had with Claude Kennerly about the tree cutting by the California State Relief Administration. Beatrix will take a stab at drafting an agreement which she will pass by Ellis Russell and Lewis Delafield. Max Farrand thanks Mildred for her commendation on the Friends of the Huntington Library report. She comments on the report of an "epidemic of quails at Dumbarton" and Agnes Milliken's report of bluebirds as a sign of the birds coming back. She offers her thoughts on James Bryce holding off on replacing the Ellipse boxwood until after the winter; the Yew hedge replacements; and the willow on the Box Walk. It appears that the flowering plant she sent Mildred froze during transporation. Max Farrand is off to golf with Tom Farnam from Yale and then he will tackle the budget reductions. Beatrix is helping the Huntington Library with the garden book exhibition.

Dates

  • February 13, 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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