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FILE — Box: B: 2, Folder: 70 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1940.01.23

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, January 23, 1940 Digital

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, January 23, 1940
Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, January 23, 1940

Scope and Contents

Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand (Trix) thanks her for coming to Dumbarton Oaks. She offers the latest news of James Bryce and plantings regarding a willow on the northwest side of the Box Walk, two small oaks on the South Lawn, replacements in the yew hedge, and replacements in the North Vista rejected and replacement in the Ellipse ordered. The Service gate wall and wall north of the Institute will begin and lowering of the architrave in loggia in the Swimming pool area. She reports attending a moving and touching Children's Concert Memorial at Carnegie Hall [Carnegie Hall's Young People's Series, Second Concert of the 17th Season]. The program titled as "Spoken Notes with slide illustrations delivered by Rudolph Ganz at the concert in memory of Ernest Schelling" and held Saturday morning, January 20, 1940 at eleven o'clock.

Dates

  • January 23, 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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