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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, October 1, 1946

 
Accession number B:BF 1946.10.01
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, October 1, 1946
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Mélisande's Allée
Herbaceous Border
Orchard
Star Garden
Orangery
Beech Terrace
Rose Garden
Tennis Court
Plum Walk
South Side of House
Herb Garden
Green Garden
Crabapple Hill
Date
1946
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter discussing plants to be thinned or replaced, new paths and stairs to construct, and a proposed redesign for the Herbaceous Border hedges. Beatrix Farrand offers a suggestion for steps to replace the dangerous Goat Trail. Letter mentions the first publication of the Reef Point Gardens bulletin.

Beatrix Farrand reports that the plant record book [Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks] will be ready soon. The main part of the work is done; it awaits correction. Robert Patterson will bring it to Washington, D.C. when he goes next which is October 15-16, 1946.

Written on Beatrix Farrand's, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead with handwritten corrections in ink. Also includes pencil notations of check marks and question marks perhaps by Mildred Bliss once she received letter. Letter marked as received, [October] 3 [1946].

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

garden furniture
paving
pavements (surface elements)
paving tile
gravel
steps (stair units)
paths
walls
gates
lead (metal)
teak (wood)
rattan
stone (worked rock)
marble (rock)
tablets
sundials
vases
birdbaths
plants
bulbs (plants)
vines
hedges
shrubs
bushes
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Reef Point Gardens Corporation
storms
Thacher, John
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
Garden ornament and furniture
Ficus (genus)
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Plant book for Dumbarton Oaks.
rest rooms
G. Morris Steinbraker & Son, Inc.
Bryce, James
walks
walkways
bathtubs
marble
Buxus (genus)
autumn
Magnolia (genus)
trees
Hollies
Flowering trees
flowering shrubs
yew
maintenance
bulbs
annuals (plants)
vegetable gardens
Chrysanthemum (genus)
ivy
tablets (information artifacts)
limestone
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:BF 1946.10.01
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, October 1, 1946
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Mélisande's Allée
Herbaceous Border
Orchard
Star Garden
Orangery
Beech Terrace
Rose Garden
Tennis Court
Plum Walk
South Side of House
Herb Garden
Green Garden
Crabapple Hill
Date
1946
Work types
correspondence

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