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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 23, 1948

 
Accession number B:BF 1948.06.23
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 23, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter offers Beatrix Farrand's thoughts on the purchase of the books, Phytanthoza iconographia by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann and North American wild flowers by Mary Vaux Walcott for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library. Beatrix Farrand includes Report from Miss Caroline Shillaber of the Robinson Hall library of Harvard University regarding the Phytanthoza iconographia. Further inspection of the book for condition and comparison to recent sales is needed before purchasing.

Beatrix Farrand suggests Mildred Bliss visit Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine when the azaleas are blooming and comments on their recent telephone conversation.

On Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead with handwritten signature and postscript in ink.

Marked as received, [June] 25, [1948].

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

books
rare books
Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm, 1683-1741. Phytanthoza iconographia
Dumbarton Oaks
libraries (institutions)
prices
purchasing
acquisitions
Sweeney, Anne
reports
condition reports
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940. North American wild flowers
summer (season)
azaleas
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Shillaber, Caroline, 1908-
Harvard University. Library
Telephone
Conversation
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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