Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks to Trix, March 5, 1939
Scope and Contents
Typescript letter with signature by Anne Sweeney on behalf of Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand reponds to Farrand letters. Pages 2 and 3 appear to be lacking. Mildred tells Beatrix to acknowledge the Alliums from Harry Du Pont (Henry Francis Du Pont). She remarks on the tragedy of losing Mr. Yew, but hoping a fragment of his can be grown in the nursery. Mildred thanks Beatrix for her assistance with Santa Barbara Botanic Garden matters. She congratulates Max on the launching of the Friends of the Huntington Library. Mildred comments on Byzantine lectures and music concerts at Dumbarton Oaks. She mentions Nadia Boulanger, Igor Stravinsky, and Ernest Schelling, and Ignacy Paderewski. Mildred thought that the Chief Justice [Charles Evans Hughes?] gave a great speech.
- March 5, 1939
- Bliss, Mildred Barnes, 1879-1969 (Correspondent, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials chiefly in English with a few items in Greek, Latin, French, Italian, or Spanish.
Conditions Governing Access
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Extent23 boxes (approximately 2632 items including correspondence, expense reports, invoices, estimates, deposit records, book lists, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and plant lists.)
- Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
- Boulanger, Nadia, 1887-1979.
- Der Nersessian, Sirarpie, 1896-1989
- Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969
- Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959 (Recipient)
- Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
- Fulkerson, Mary F.
- Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948.
- Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Schelling, Ernest, 1876-1939.
- Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.
- Sweeney, Anne, 1887-1954
- Walter, Clementine Maria, 1881-1967
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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