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Title
Robert Patterson to Mildred Bliss, February 5, 1952
Sender
Robert W. Patterson
Recipient
Mildred Barnes Bliss
Date Written
1952
Garden Area
Tennis Court
32nd Street
Cool House
Description

Discusses the bill for the work and plans for the proposed alterations for the Cool House (greenhouse) or Garden Center. Robert Patterson expresses disappointment for sending a bill for work that will not be carried out, but admits that there is now a clearer idea of what "we are aiming for." He contacted Matthew Kearney for measurements which he has received. He has a couple of rough "sketches showing the possibilities for floor plans for a new Garden Library on the Tennis Court and one south of the service entrance on thirty-second street. He will work on a sketch for the area north of the museum and send copies to John Thacher once completed. The 3 sketches Robert Patterson is going send are drawings are titled "Garden Library, Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard Univ., Washington, D.C." dated, August, 1951. The drawings can be found in the Dumbarton Oaks Archives, with accession numbers: AR.AP.MW.GL.001a, AR.AP.MW.GL.001b, AR.AP.MW.GL.001c. 

Robert Patterson sends his wishes that Robert Bliss' operation was successful.

Typewritten on Robert W. Patterson's letterhead.

Received at Dumbarton Oaks on February 7, 1952.

Title created by cataloger.

Accession No.
F13:RP 1952.02.05
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Details
Work Types
correspondence
Subjects
plans (orthographic projections)
architectural drawings (visual works)
alterations (object components)
billing
greenhouses
letters (correspondence)
Thacher, John
Kearney, Matthew
libraries (buildings)
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Collection
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
Repository
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Location
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Index Terms
cool house at west side of service court → conversion into Garden Center → RP's bill sent to MB for time spent on
Garden Center → cool house conversion for → RP's bill sent to MB for time spent on
tennis court → RP rough sketches for Garden Library at
service entrance (1701 32nd Street) → RP rough sketches for Garden Library at
Garden Library (Garden Center) → placement of → at tennis court or 32nd St. service entrance, RP rough sketches for
Thacher, John S. → RP rough sketches for Garden Library at tennis court or 32nd St. entrance and
service court → cool house at west side of, as potential Garden Center → RP's bill sent to MB for time spent on