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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, April 7, 1947

 
Accession number B:BF 1947.04.07B
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, April 7, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Unassigned
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter answers Mildred Bliss' letters of March 22 and 25, 1947. Beatrix Farrand explains her lack of strength will prevent a visit to Dumbarton Oaks this spring and mentions a letter was sent to John Thacher about resigning as Consulting Landscape Gardener at Dumbarton Oaks. She understands the importance of writing the plant record notes for Dumbarton Oaks but it will be slow and reports success by Robert Patterson in having the Maine legislature pass the Reef Point Gardens bill. The bill awaits the Governor's signature.

Beatrix Farrand mentions she was tasked by Bishop Henry Yates Satterlee to get stones from the Glastonbury Abbey for the Washington National Cathedral for which she was successful, and Max Farrand's book on Benjamin Franklin's Memoirs may be published soon.

On Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead, with address crossed out and replaced with Santa Barbara, California.

Handwritten signature in ink, perhaps not that of Beatrix Farrand, but her secretary in Reef Point, Isabelle M. Stover.

Marked as received [April] 12 [1947].

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

letters (correspondence)
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
health
Fatigue
Ability. Influence of age on
work
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
Thacher, John
consulting
consultants
Honor
libraries (institutions)
museums (institutions)
books
gardens (open spaces)
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Plant book for Dumbarton Oaks.
Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
Satterlee, Henry Yates, Bishop, 1843-1908
Glastonbury Abbey
Wells (England)
Easter
Legislation
Maine
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945. Benjamin Franklin's memoirs
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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