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Title
Agenda for M.B.B. for Dumbarton Oaks meeting October 30-31, 1944 by Beatrix Farrand, October 1944
Alternate Title
Agenda for meeting October 30-31, 1944 with Mildred Barnes Bliss for Dumbarton Oaks by Beatrix Farrand, October 1944
Sender
Beatrix Farrand
Recipient
Mildred Barnes Bliss
Date Written
1944
Garden Area
North Vista
Mélisande's Allée
Green Garden
32nd Street
House Exteriors
Catalogue House
Bowling Green
Ellipse
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Fountain Terrace
Rose Garden
Herbaceous Border
Music Room Terrace
Crabapple Hill
28th Street House
Description

Agenda created for a meeting with Mildred Bliss October 30-31, 1944 discussing many projects involving sketches, walls, inscriptions, gardens, entrances, enlargements of existing structures, plantings and repairs in the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens.

First page handwritten in pencil; second page typewritten, both unsigned. Probably created by Beatrix Farrand for a scheduled visit and meeting with Mildred Bliss based on the signed correspondence B:BF 1944.10.16 discussing the some of the same agenda items.

Agenda marked as received at Dumbarton Oaks, October 18.

Title created by cataloger.

Accession No.
B:BF 1944.10.18
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Work Types
correspondence
notes
Subjects
agendas (administrative records)
notes
walls
sketches
inscriptions
gardens (open spaces)
libraries (buildings)
garden structures
trees
vegetables
postcards
picture postcards
paving
flagstone
gravel
concrete
Magnolia (genus)
oak
Quercus (genus)
planting plans
gates
roses
benches (furniture)
birds in art
repairing
hedges
bulbs (plants)
nurseries (horticulture)
Chrysanthemum (genus)
Ilex (genus)
tiger in art
sculpture (visual work)
architectural ornament
azaleas
budgets
meetings
Seeds
Flowers
Collection
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
Repository
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Location
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C)
Index Terms
28th Street house, Blisses' → garden for → to be discussed at DO visit with MB
32nd Street → entrance → new, sketches for, to be discussed with MB
azaleas → for Green Garden?
benches and seats → Terrior Column → brace at, and roughening of roof
birds → lead, repair of, to be discussed
Bowling Green or Bowling Alley → gravel, to be discussed at DO visit with MB
budget for landscape work at DO → during World War II for 1944-45 → overrun in last years, need breakdown of what included
bulbs → for Crabapple Hill/Knoll → to be discussed
Chrysanthemum → to be discussed at DO visit with MB
Crabapple Hill or Knoll → bulbs needed for → more, to be discussed
Ellipse → walls for → sketches to be discussed with MB
Farrand, Beatrix, scheduling → 1944, Oct. at DO → agenda for
finalities [frieze] → inscription for → to be discussed at DO visit with MB
gravel → for Bowling Green/Alley, to be discussed with MB
Green Garden → paving → considerations to be discussed
herbaceous border or herbaceous garden → walls → to be discussed at DO visit with MB
holly → south side D. really neat
Jasminum (jasmine) → at Dumbarton Oaks → for Green Garden?
Library → additions to → sketches for, to be discussed with MB
magnolias → for the Green Garden → or what to plant?
Mélisande's Allée → wall for → at north end, to be discussed with MB
Music Room → tiger (stone) could be placed on flat rock outside of
new building → at DO, sketches for, to be discussed with MB
North Vista → planting changes in → to be discussed with MB
nursery → for Dumbarton Oaks → at Mass. Ave.
oaks → at Dumbarton Oaks → South Lawn, replanting of
paving → in Green Garden, combined with ground cover → considerations to be discussed
postcards, picture → discussions about → quality of and list chosen
Rose Terrace or Garden → replanting, replacements, or replenishments to → or new beds in, to be discussed with MB
south front → wall vs. hedge at
tiger, stone, Chinese → flat rock north of Music Room for
vegetable gardens → to be omitted for 1945 → as an unresolved question
walls → herbaceous border → to be discussed at DO visit with MB
walls → Mélisande's Allée → at north end, to be discussed with MB

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