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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, July 23, 1948

 
Accession number B:BF 1948.07.23B
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Unassigned
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence

Description

Beatrix Farrand mentions that the Wilton Gardens rare book by Isaac de Caus has been reviewed by her and Caroline Shillaber, librarian of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and feels the price is too high. The book has "a good deal" of "tipping in" and a duplicate impression of a plate, "not good" impressions of the plates, and ragged pages. The book is not in "first-class" condition, but if less expensive or in better condition would be a worthwhile purchase for the Garden Library at Dumbarton Oaks.

It is suggested that the Roses or Lilies titles by Redoute would be a better purchase. She asks Mildred Bliss if she should look for either of these titles.

Anne Sweeney has spent 10 days at Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine and understands what is good cataloging and what is needed to create "record cards." Another letter will be coming with more detail of the visit and request for supplies.

Written on Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead and signed "Trix."

Letter marked as received July 25, 1948.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

rare books
books
Rosenbach Company
purchasing
acquisition (collections management)
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Sweeney, Anne
Shillaber, Caroline, 1908-
catalog cards
librarians
Harvard University. Graduate School of Design
Caus, Isaac de, 1590-1648. Wilton gardens
Redouté, Pierre Joseph, 1759-1840. Les Roses
cataloging
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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