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Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney, April 28, 1948

 
Accession number B:BF 1948.04.28
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney, April 28, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Unassigned
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence
book lists

Description

Letter mentions there is a Harvard Corporation meeting at Dumbarton Oaks soon; therefore, Beatrix Farrand does not want to write Mildred Bliss directly regarding book purchases. Beatrix Farrand mentions three recommended books that are available from Charles W. Traylen (Firm), No. 338, Mrs. (Jane) Loudon's, The Ladies Flower Garden, a 5 volume set selling for 80 pounds; No. 347, J.G. Millais, Rhododendrons ... etc." at 35 pounds; and No. 284, Reginald Farrer's, My Rock Garden at 35 pounds. Beatrix Farrand would like to get approval from Mildred Bliss before purchasing the first two books because of the high cost. Also includes a list of other books available for purchase and cost for each from William Helburn, Inc.

A card from the Harvard Library that Beatrix Farrand received was enclosed with letter and asked for it to be returned.

On Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead.

Handwritten signature and postscript in ink.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

rare books
books
bibliographies
letters (correspondence)
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
purchasing
prices
acquisitions
Charles W. Traylen (Firm)
Loudon, Mrs. (Jane), 1807-1858
Farrer, Reginald, 1880-1929. My rock-garden
William Helburn, Inc.
Dumbarton Oaks
book catalogs
Cloth bindings (Bookbinding)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:BF 1948.04.28
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney, April 28, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Unassigned
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence
book lists

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