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FILE — Box: B: 2, Folder: 84 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.07.22

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Mrs. Robert Wood Bliss, 3101 R Street, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1940 Digital

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Mrs. Robert Wood Bliss, 3101 R Street, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1940
Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Mrs. Robert Wood Bliss, 3101 R Street, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1940

Scope and Contents

Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss tells her she heard Mildred is staying in Washington, D.C. to finish the finisl work on the museum rather than go to California with Robert Woods Bliss. Max Farrand is improving after his surgery on the infetion, but it is slow. She asks if Mildred has heard anything from Royall and Elisina [Tyler]. Farrand thinks their home, Antigny, must be in the occupied zone and now abandoned. She wonders if Elisina will return to Italy or come with "Bill" and his family to the United States.

Dates

  • July 22, 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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