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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 11, 1946

 
Accession number B:BF 1946.06.11
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 11, 1946 includes enclosed Beatrix Farrand notes and annotations and drawings by Mildred Bliss
Creator
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Herbaceous Border
Orchard
Star Garden
Orangery
Box Walk
Rose Garden
Lovers' Lane Pool
Crabapple Hill
East Lawn
South Side of House
Fountain Terrace
Herb Garden
Tennis Court
Forsythia Dell
Box Terrace
House Exteriors
Date
1946
Work types
correspondence
notes
drawings

Description

Typewritten letter reporting projects discussed with Robert Patterson to thin and replant garden areas, and to improve paths throughout the garden.

Letter written on Beatrix Farrand's, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead. Handwritten annotations perhaps added by Mildred Bliss.

Enclosed with letter was a typewritten three page copy of a list of suggestions discussed with Mr. Patterson with regard to his first visit to Dumbarton Oaks, May 27-28-29, 1946 created by Beatrix Farrand with Mrs. Bliss written in the upper right hand corner to indicate her copy. Suggestions include paving areas around the garden; trimming, thinning, planting, and replacing plants; and planning a parking lot. Handwritten annotations appear to be added later in Mildred Bliss' hand. These same notes were sent by Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher on the same day D:BF 1946.06.11. 

Also included are 2 note-sized papers with sketches on both sides with notes and appear to be in Mildred Bliss' hand. First drawing refers to the Goat Trail; second drawing perhaps to the Herbaceous Border; third drawing refers to Star Garden; and the fourth drawing perhaps refers to the Swimming Pool.

Letter marked as received [June] 13 [1946].

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

plants
trees
vines
flowers (plants)
Ficus (genus)
steps (stair units)
paths
brick (clay product)
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965
Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927
Arnold Arboretum
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
pavements (surface elements)
parking (area)
hedges
gates
walls
terraces (landscaped-site elements)
consoles (brackets)
finials
Thacher, John
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
bricks
walkways
walks
stone (worked rock)
letters (correspondence)
notes
sketches
drawings (visual works)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:BF 1946.06.11
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 11, 1946 includes enclosed Beatrix Farrand notes and annotations and drawings by Mildred Bliss
Creator
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Herbaceous Border
Orchard
Star Garden
Orangery
Box Walk
Rose Garden
Lovers' Lane Pool
Crabapple Hill
East Lawn
South Side of House
Fountain Terrace
Herb Garden
Tennis Court
Forsythia Dell
Box Terrace
House Exteriors
Date
1946
Work types
correspondence
notes
drawings

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