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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, August 8, 1945

 
Accession number B:BF 1945.08.08
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Unassigned
Date
1945
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter thanking Mildred Bliss for the gift of $250 sent by Robert and Mildred Bliss to Max Farrand's memorial fund for the benefit of Reef Point Gardens, Bar Harbor, Maine. Beatrix Farrand intends to buy useful garden books for the Reef Point library with gift funds and wants to place a bookplate in each book in memory of Max Farrand. She is considering books like Mrs. Loudon's bulb or perennial, the Dykes book on tulip species, and on roses or rhododendrons. Beatrix Farrand reports over 500 visitors to Reef Point Gardens in the last 5-6 weeks, and her principle job is to prepare the place for when she is gone.

Handwritten signature in black ink.

Written in Mildred Bliss's handwriting in the upper right corner: "Keep for me."

Letter marked as received: "[August] 10, [1945].

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

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

gifts
Russell, Ellis
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
libraries (institutions)
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
visitors
Dumbarton Oaks
books
bookplates
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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