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Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, March 22, 1947

 
Accession number B:MB 1947.03.22
Alternative title Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, March 22, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Herbaceous Border
Orangery
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter responds to Beatrix Farrand's letter of February 28, 1947 on which Beatrix Farrand states she is no longer feels able to consult on the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C. Mildred Bliss acknowledges Robert Patterson's report is detailed and tiring, but she feels Beatrix Farrand has misread the part concerning the Orangery. She reminisces on the time they worked together on creating the grounds at Dumbarton Oaks, but understands Beatrix Farrand's need to retire. Mildred Bliss urges Beatrix Farrand to follow through with advising, counseling, visits, and obligations such as the "record notes" [Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks] to Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University before bringing the professional relationship to a graceful close.

Mildred Bliss replies to the topics of the Washington National Cathedral and Elizabeth Lindsay's illness.

Copy of letter with handwritten corrections in ink. Unsigned, probably created by Mildred Bliss.

Typewritten date: March 24, 1947 then day crossed through and replaced with handwritten 22.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Thacher, John
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
condition reports
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Dumbarton Oaks
consulting
consultants
retirement
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Bryce, James
Sweeney, Anne
Fatigue
Rest
American Association of Museums. Meeting
Canada
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Legislation
White, Wallace H. (Wallace Humphrey), 1877-1952
Maine
walls
hedges
yew
libraries (institutions)
libraries (buildings)
Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
Lindsay, Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt, 1885-1954
illness
King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953
New York (N.Y.)
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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