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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, April 17, 1945

 
Accession number B:BF 1945.04.17
Garden Area
Herbaceous Border
Fountain Terrace
Rose Garden
Work types
correspondence
clippings

Description

Discusses the firm foundation that the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden now stands on because of Mildred Bliss' recent endowment; Max Farrand's continued illness delaying travel; and that John Thacher has reported an overwhelming number of visitors to Dumbarton Oaks Gardens suggesting the need for paving to offset the wear on the grass walks of the Rose Garden, Herbaceous Border and Fountain Terrace.

Beatrix Farrand mentions saying a prayer of "thanks and gratitude" for Mildred Bliss each night.

Includes newspaper clipping from the Santa Barbara News-Press (Society Section), Sunday Morning, April 15, 1945 of a party held at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and mentioned in letter.

Typewritten on Beatrix Farrand's, Valley Club of Montecito letterhead.

Handwritten signature by Beatrix Farrand in black ink.

Letter received at Dumbarton Oaks, April 23, 1945 or April 24, 1945.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Van Rensselaer, Maunsell, 1897-
parties (events)
visitors
attendance records
flowers (plants)
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
health
illness
Thacher, John
paving
walkways
travel delays
trees
letters (correspondence)
clippings (information artifacts)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C),