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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, May 21, 1948

 
Accession number B:BF 1948.05.21
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, May 21, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter acknowledges receipt of a telegram from Mildred Bliss and discusses a time they can talk by telephone the weekend of May 28, 1948.

Beatrix Farrand reports the purchase of a collection of plans, working drawings and accompanying letters on gardens designed by the English landscape architect, Gertrude Jekyll from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society which Jekyll's nephew gave to the Royal Horticultural Society as his contribution toward their Red Cross sale fund. The collection is "practically the entire inventory of her work" and will be housed, indexed, and cared for at Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine.

Mentions the continued buying of books for Dumbarton Oaks unless asked to halt.

Beatrix Farrand warns Mildred Bliss that a request for donation to the Friends of the Arnold Arboretum will be forthcoming.

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

Marked as received, [May] 24/[1948].

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

telegrams
communication (function)
Telephone
Jekyll, Gertrude, 1843-1932
architectural drawings (visual works)
drawings (visual works)
letters (correspondence)
Landscape architects
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
manuscripts (document genre)
Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)
Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Library
cataloging
Dumbarton Oaks
books
rare books
purchasing
acquisitions
Arnold Arboretum
donations
funding
azaleas
planting
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:BF 1948.05.21
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, May 21, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence