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FILE — Box: D: 2, Folder: 50 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:ER 1942.05.25

Letter from Ellis Russell, Tenth Floor, 67 Wall Street, New York to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 25, 1942 Digital

Letter from Ellis Russell, Tenth Floor, 67 Wall Street, New York to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 25, 1942
Letter from Ellis Russell, Tenth Floor, 67 Wall Street, New York to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 25, 1942

Scope and Contents

Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Ellis Russell to Beatrix Farrand discusses the amount requested in the budget by the National Park Service for the Dumbarton Oaks Park and offered guidance on the distribution of the money under the direction of a committee appointed of the deed of trust. He has consulted with Mr. Delefield on the matter who thinks that even if a trust was created by the Blisses for Dumbarton Oaks Park, it would probably result in the reduction of the public appropriation. The income of the trust would probably have to be suffiecient to cover the entire cost of maintenance of Dumbarton Oaks Park.

Dates

  • May 25, 1942

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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