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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 28, 1941

 
Accession number B:BF 1941.06.28
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 28, 1941
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Herbaceous Border
Cherry Hill
Ellipse
Lovers' Lane Pool
South Lawn
Catalogue House
Entrance Drive
Green Garden
South Side of House
Fountain Terrace
Rose Garden
Service Court
Forsythia Dell
Crabapple Hill
Date
1941
Work types
correspondence
notes

Description

Letter asking for Beatrix Farrand's review and comments on an attached report on the Dumbarton Oaks grounds policy. In the report, Beatrix Farrand provides her insight as to how Harvard could adapt the Dumbarton Oaks gardens over time to better fit the institution's educational purposes. The report suggests the creation of a plant record book for Dumbarton Oaks [Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks] to provide guidance on "the types of planting that have seemed to be fitting and effective."

Typewritten letter on Beatrix Farrand's San Marino, California letterhead. Address crossed out and "Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine" typed beside it. Signed "Trix" in black ink.

Marked as received, [June] 30 [1941]. Handwritten check marks noted in margins, perhaps by Mildred Bliss.

Carbon copy of letter in collection, but not digitized.

Typewritten report entitled, "Report Submitted for Criticism and Suggestion." Dated June 28, 1941 and signed, "Respectfully submitted, Beatrix Farrand" in black ink.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Bar Harbor (Me.)
Casa Dorinda
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Dumbarton Oaks
reports
Harvard University
planting
Princeton University
Bryce, James
Russell, Ellis
Thacher, John
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
health
illness
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Dumbarton Oaks Park (Washington, D.C.)
Byzantine Collection (Dumbarton Oaks)
Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art
planting plans
designs (concepts)
lawns (landscaped grass)
flower gardens
terraces (landscaped-site elements)
reflecting pools
evergreens
plants
trees
shrubs
forsythia
hedges
crabapple (plant)
cherry (plant)
azaleas
Flowers
roses
nurseries (horticulture)
Buxus (genus)
yew
Hollies
oaks
greenhouses
costs
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Plant book for Dumbarton Oaks.
University of Chicago
Yale University
Outdoor education
School children
School field trips
Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of America
botanical illustrations
birds
letters (correspondence)
administrative reports
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:BF 1941.06.28
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, June 28, 1941
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Herbaceous Border
Cherry Hill
Ellipse
Lovers' Lane Pool
South Lawn
Catalogue House
Entrance Drive
Green Garden
South Side of House
Fountain Terrace
Rose Garden
Service Court
Forsythia Dell
Crabapple Hill
Date
1941
Work types
correspondence
notes

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