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Isabelle Stover to Anne Sweeney, May 19, 1948

 
Accession number B:IMS 1948.05.19
Alternative title Letter from Isabelle Stover to Anne Sweeney, May 19, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter reports William Helburn, Inc. has sent the book, by Marcel Fouquier,  De l'art des jardins du XVe au XXe siècleto Dumbarton Oaks. Includes a list of books Beatrix Farrand wants to order for the library. A good book on evergreens is one by Liberty Hyde Bailey, The cultivated conifers according to the Arnold Arboretum librarian.

Isabelle Stover mentions the weather is "colder than Greenland" and rainy in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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

Handwritten signature and postscript by Isabelle M. Stover. Letter probably written on behalf of Beatrix Farrand.

Pencilled notations indicating whether the book title was already owned Dumbarton Oaks probably by Anne Sweeney after receiving letter.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

books
rare books
titles (documents)
lists (document genres)
William Helburn, Inc.
H.W. Edwards, Bookseller, Ltd.
Estienne, Charles, 1504-approximately 1564. Maison rustique, or the countrie farme
Rea, John, -1681. Flora
Robinson, W. (William), 1838-1935. Alpine flowers for gardens
Shenstone, William, 1714-1763. The works in verse and prose
Switzer, Stephen, 1682?-1745. The nobleman, gentleman, and gardener's recreation
Watelet, Claude-Henri, 1718-1786. Essai sur les jardins
Worlidge, John, active 1669-1698. Systema agriculturae
cold
weather
rainy
Bar Harbor (Me.)
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Whately, Thomas -1772. Observations on modern gardening
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.)
Accession number B:IMS 1948.05.19
Alternative title Letter from Isabelle Stover to Anne Sweeney, May 19, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence

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