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Ruth Havey to Mildred Bliss, February 4, 1954

 
Accession number L:RH 1954.02.04
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Unassigned
Date
1954
Work types
correspondence
drawings

Description

Discusses marble and granite samples for Mildred Bliss to review and select for a bird bath fountain. Marble samples include one, "Verde Antique" from the Vermont Marble Company and three, Black Serpentine, Porforio Bruno and porphyry, a dark green granite should arrive from Tomkins Kiel. A request was made for two granite samples and a book of colored plates from the Cold Spring Granite Company to consider instead of marble.

Small sketch of fountain included and may relate to brief note included in correspondence L:RH 1953.07.31.

Handwritten signature in black ink.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

marble (rock)
granite (rock)
samples
sample books
Vermont Marble Company
Tompkins-Kiel Marble Company
Cold Spring Granite Company
fountains
birdbaths
drawings (visual works)
Phelps, Richard B.
R.B. Phelps Stone Co.
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)