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Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, June 12, 1947

 
Accession number B:MB 1947.06.12
Alternative title Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, June 12, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Orangery
Forsythia Dell
Crabapple Hill
Beech Terrace
Rose Garden
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

Description

Mildred Bliss explains that she is unable to meet Beatrix Farrand in Bar Harbor due to a busy schedule of meetings and travel. She mentions the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's acquisition of a director's house; communicates happiness that the legislation for Reef Point Gardens has been passed; and inquires on the date of publication for Max Farrand's book on Benjamin Franklin. Mildred Bliss encloses four book lists (titles from Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard, Anne Sweeney, and Reef Point Gardens) and asks Beatrix Farrand to mark items with *** as important, ** as wished for, and * as least important books for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library.

Mildred Bliss reports the death of the "big copper beech" in the Dumbarton Oaks, Beech Terrace and feels she "simply cannot imagine the terrace without it." The Japanese maple east of the Dumbarton Oaks, Orangery lost a big branch due to an electrical storm. She wants to continue the blue and white theme in the Mélisande's Allée and bulbs in Crabapple Hill.

She provides an update on Elizabeth Lindsay's improved health and states an opinion on the United States Congress' support of General George Marshall, Secretary of State.

The Dumbarton Oaks faculty members, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich VasilʹevAndré Grabar, Sirarpie Der Nersessian, and Carl H. Kraeling, are "breaking up."

A copy of "Ten centuries of flowers" [Flowers of ten centuries] an exhibition catalog has been ordered for Beatrix Farrand. 

Typewritten letter with handwritten signature and postscript in blue ink.

Copy of letter also included in collection with typewritten postscript.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

meetings
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Canadian Museums Association. Annual Meeting
symposia (conferences)
Saint Lawrence River
Mauretania (Ship)
travel
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978
Harvard University
Boston (Mass.)
Istanbul (Turkey)
Air travel
London (England)
Stockholm (Sweden)
Hannover (Germany)
Paris (France)
Brussels (Belgium)
Geneva (Switzerland)
Cairo (Egypt)
Baṣrah (Iraq)
Ankara (Turkey)
Rome (Italy)
Florence (Italy)
Ravenna (Italy)
postcards
azaleas
spring (season)
Pierpont Morgan Library. Flowers of ten centuries
Greene, Belle da Costa
exhibition catalogs
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Bullard, Sellar, 1886-1964
houses
Legislation
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945. Benjamin Franklin's memoirs
bibliographies
Harvard University. Department of Landscape Architecture
Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Library
Pierpont Morgan Library
lists (document genres)
books
Valley Club of Montecito (Montecito, Calif.)
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
Maple
cherry (plant)
Wisteria
dogwoods
Magnolia (genus)
trees
Flowering trees
forsythia
roses
Thacher, John
Vasilʹev, A. A. (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich), 1867-1953
Grabar, André, 1896-1990
Der Nersessian, Sirarpie, 1896-1989
Kraeling, Carl H. (Carl Herman), 1897-1966
storms
weather
Bryce, James
Beech
Lindsay, Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt, 1885-1954
India
United States. Congress
Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959
Walter, Clementine
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Mount Desert Island (Me.)
Great Britain
Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-1986
Armour, Norman, 1887-1982
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005
Marshall Plan
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:MB 1947.06.12
Alternative title Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, June 12, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Orangery
Forsythia Dell
Crabapple Hill
Beech Terrace
Rose Garden
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

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