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Beatrix Farrand to Harvard University, November 24, 1941

 
Accession number B:BF 1941.11.24
Alternative title Report from Beatrix Farrand to Harvard University, November 24, 1941
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Herbaceous Border
Cherry Hill
Ellipse
Lovers' Lane Pool
South Lawn
Catalogue House
Entrance Drive
Green Garden
South Side of House
Fountain Terrace
Rose Garden
Service Court
Forsythia Dell
Crabapple Hill
Date
1941
Work types
correspondence

Description

Beatrix Farrand provides her insight as to how Harvard could adapt the Dumbarton Oaks gardens over time to better fit the institution's educational purposes. The report suggests the creation of a plant record book for Dumbarton Oaks [Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks] to provide guidance on "the types of planting that have seemed to be fitting and effective."

Typewritten report entitled, "Report Submitted to the Chairman of the Dumbarton Oaks Administrative Board, On the Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection." Dated November 24, 1941 and signed in black ink.

"Mrs. Bliss" penciled lightly on top of first page.

Typewritten copy of report included in collection. Typed separately on larger paper, 8.5" x 11"; unsigned.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Harvard University
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Byzantine Collection (Dumbarton Oaks)
Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art
designs (concepts)
lawns (landscaped grass)
flower gardens
terraces (landscaped-site elements)
reflecting pools
planting
evergreens
plants
trees
shrubs
forsythia
hedges
crabapple (plant)
cherry (plant)
azaleas
flowers
roses
nurseries (horticulture)
Buxus (genus)
yew
Hollies
oaks
greenhouses
costs
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Plant book for Dumbarton Oaks.
University of Chicago
Princeton University
Yale University
Outdoor education
Garden tours
guides (people)
School children
School field trips
Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of America
botanical illustrations
birds
reports
administrative reports
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:BF 1941.11.24
Alternative title Report from Beatrix Farrand to Harvard University, November 24, 1941
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Herbaceous Border
Cherry Hill
Ellipse
Lovers' Lane Pool
South Lawn
Catalogue House
Entrance Drive
Green Garden
South Side of House
Fountain Terrace
Rose Garden
Service Court
Forsythia Dell
Crabapple Hill
Date
1941
Work types
correspondence

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