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Title
Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, August 8, 1945
Sender
Beatrix Farrand
Recipient
Mildred Barnes Bliss
Date Written
1945
Garden Area
Unassigned
Description

Letter thanking Mildred Bliss for the gift of $250 sent by Robert and Mildred Bliss to Max Farrand's memorial fund for the benefit of Reef Point Gardens, Bar Harbor, Maine. Beatrix Farrand intends to buy useful garden books for the Reef Point library with gift funds and wants to place a bookplate in each book in memory of Max Farrand. She is considering books like Mrs. Loudon's bulb or perennial, the Dykes book on tulip species, and on roses or rhododendrons. Beatrix Farrand reports over 500 visitors to Reef Point Gardens in the last 5-6 weeks, and her principle job is to prepare the place for when she is gone.

Handwritten signature in black ink.

Written in Mildred Bliss's handwriting in the upper right corner: "Keep for me."

Letter marked as received: "[August] 10, [1945].

Written on Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead.

Title created by cataloger.

Accession No.
B:BF 1945.08.08
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Details
Work Types
correspondence
Subjects
gifts
Russell, Ellis
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
libraries (institutions)
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
visitors
Dumbarton Oaks
books
bookplates
letters (correspondence)
Collection
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
Repository
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Location
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.),
Index Terms
Bliss, Mildred and Robert (Milrob) → gifts by → of $250 to MxF's memorial at Reef Point Gardens
Reef Point (Gardens) → MxF memorial library fund at
Reef Point (Gardens) → visitors to → after MxF's death