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Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney, May 14, 1948

 
Accession number B:BF 1948.05.14
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney, May 14, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter informs Anne Sweeney, she will hold off purchasing the 5 volume set of books, Ladies flower garden by Mrs. Jane Loudon until permission is received from Mildred Bliss even though the price is very reasonable. Beatrix Farrand asks Anne Sweeney to follow up on this and the purchase of John Guille Millais' book, Rhododendrons [in which is set forth an account of all species of the genus Rhododendron (including azaleas) and the various hybrids] with Mildred Bliss.

Beatrix Farrand responds to Anne Sweeney's questions about subscribing to Garden Illlustrated and purchasing a book on evergreens. She reports the purchase of Marcel Fouquier's book, De l'art des Jardins du XVe au XXe siècleJohn Evelyn's book, Sylva and The violets of North America [by Ezra Brainard] from Eric Lundgren (bookseller).

A check for $25.00 is being sent to add to petty cash account.

On Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead.

Handwritten signature in ink. Added markings in margin in pencil; one "recd 5/21" next to paragraph discussing the Marcel Fouquier, De l'art des Jardins du XVe au XXe siècle book.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

books
rare books
purchasing
acquisitions
Dumbarton Oaks
libraries (institutions)
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
evergreens
expense accounts
money
funding
checks (bank checks)
Eric Lundberg (Firm)
Loudon, Mrs. (Jane), 1807-1858
Evelyn, John, 1620-1706. Sylva
Millais, John Guille, 1865-1931. Rhododendrons
Brainerd, Ezra, 1844-1924. Violets of North America
subscription
journals (periodicals)
magazines (periodicals)
Arnold Arboretum Library
letters (correspondence)
Fouquier, Marcel, 1866-1961. De l’art des jardins du XVe au XXe siècle
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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