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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, October 23, 1946

 
Accession number B:BF 1946.10.23
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, October 23, 1946
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Herbaceous Border
Date
1946
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter discusses replacements and replanting of areas of the gardens and how it should be funded. Beatrix Farrand is not certain why John Thacher is stalling on work for the Herbaceous Border. She requests Mildred Bliss ask James Bryce to respond to Beatrix Farrand's letters in a timely way, as it would help garden matters. John Thacher might eliminate Anne Sweeney's position which Beatrix Farrand disapproves. She plans on meeting John Thacher in Boston, November 3, 1946.

Postscript asks if Mildred Bliss liked the Odilon Redon oil painting she sent to her that she purchased from Edith Wharton's estate having once hung in Pavillon Colombe.

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

Marked as received [October] 26 [1946].

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Thacher, John
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
funding
shrubs
planting
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
Bryce, James
Sweeney, Anne
meetings
Boston (Mass.)
Redon, Odilon (French painter and printmaker, 1840-1916)
paintings (visual works)
oil paintings (visual works)
autumn
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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