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Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, August 19, 1944

 
Accession number B:MB 1944.08.19
Alternative title Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, August 19, 1944
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Fellows’ Quarters and Yard
Green Garden
South Lawn
Date
1944
Work types
correspondence

Description

Discusses the draft report of the Dumbarton Oaks Plant Book for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens and Mildred Bliss' gratitude for the creation of it and responses to letters that Beatrix Farrand had written to Mildred Bliss from May 26-August 14, 1944. Mentions receiving a delightful letter from Mr. Van Rensselaer of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and request for Mildred Bliss to provide suggestions and revisions for his proposed draft pamphlet.

Enclosed with letter was a copy of the acknowledgment of Mildred Bliss' gift to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden by General Lassiter and the Board of Trustees which is no longer with this letter. Also mentioned is an enclosed letter from Radcliffe which is no longer with this letter. Beatrix Farrand was asked to return the Radcliffe letter along with her advice.

Mildred Bliss expresses the desire to talk over ideas she has for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's future development.

In the letter, Mildred Bliss mentions that the Four Power Conference (known as the Dumbarton Oaks Conversations or the Conversations on International Organization, 1944, Washington, D.C.) will complicate the scholastic year at Dumbarton Oaks. An exhibition catalog was produced from the exhibit that commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Dumbarton Oaks Conversations titled, Dumbarton Oaks Conversations, 1944-1994.

In Mrs. Bliss' hand: "... American troops are in Paris!!!" referring to Allied movement in World War II.

Handwritten signature and postscript in black ink.

Corrections to the letter by Mildred Bliss made in black ink.

Carbon copy of letter in collection.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

books
walls
sketches
paving
Thacher, John
illness
deaths
Casa Dorinda
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
Waterman, Thomas Tileston, 1900-1951
Van Rensselaer, Maunsell, 1897-
Columbia University Libraries
notes
postcards
picture postcards
Bryce, James
photographs
inscriptions
health
telegrams
tiger in art
sculpture (visual work)
Dumbarton Oaks
Conversations on International Organization (1944 : Washington, D.C.)
symposia (conferences)
spring (season)
autumn
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
trustees
plants
fences
trees
Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
weather
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
travel
communication (function)
Boyle, Irene
Phillips, William, 1878-1968
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955
Clark, Ethel Burnet
Reber, Samuel, 1903-1971
Duane, William North, 1869-1944
Lassiter, William, 1867-1959
Sweeney, Anne
World War, 1939-1945
France
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:MB 1944.08.19
Alternative title Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, August 19, 1944
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Fellows’ Quarters and Yard
Green Garden
South Lawn
Date
1944
Work types
correspondence

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