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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 17, 1947

 
Accession number B:BF 1947.06.17
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 17, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Orangery
Beech Terrace
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter responds to Mildred Bliss' letter and rejoices that she supports a scholarly Garden Library at Dumbarton Oaks. Beatrix Farrand expresses her continued interest and enthusiasm for Dumbarton Oaks and moans the loss of branches and trees in the gardens from the hail storms and twisters with specific reference to a maple and the Copper Beech in the Beech Terrace. She mentions it was good the grading of the Beech Terrace was not altered.

Beatrix Farrand will look over the book lists sent to her, but mentions the Harvard [Department of Landscape Architecture] list and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society list offer only commonplace books. The library needs to include rare books by [Johannes] Kip, [Georges-Louis] LeRouge, and [John Claudius?] Loudon, and the Great Iris book [William Rickatson Dykes?].

Postscript and signature in ink.

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

Marked as received [June] 18 [1947].

Title created by cataloger.

 

Subjects

California
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
happiness
libraries (institutions)
Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Library
Harvard University. Department of Landscape Architecture
books
rare books
lists (document genres)
bibliographies
Kip, Johannes, 1653-1722
Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
Loudon, J.C. (John Claudius), 1783-1843
Dykes, William Rickatson, 1877-1925. Genus Iris
Thacher, John
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
trees
branches (plant components)
grading
weather
hailstorms
tornadoes
Maple
Beech
Lindsay, Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt, 1885-1954
health
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
travel
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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