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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, September 28, 1937

 
Accession number B:BF 1937.09.28
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, September 28, 1937
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Green Garden
32nd Street
Star Garden
Orangery
Service Court
Rose Garden
Entrance Drive
Music Room Terrace
Forsythia Dell
Date
1937
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter listing garden issues to discuss at an upcoming meeting with Mildred Bliss. Also mentions Beatrix Farrand purchasing two Odilon Redon flower paintings from Edith Wharton's estate at Pavillon Colombe. Pavillon Colombe, Edith Wharton's home, was sold to Arthur Sachs, a financier and the brother of Paul J. Sachs, Director of the Fogg Museum. Paul Sachs plays an important part in the future transition of Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University and development of the scholarly programs and home for the humanities.

This is an unsigned copy of original. Original letter lacking in collection. Copy includes a typewritten note: "Mrs. Farrand has asked me to sign this letter for her" suggesting that Beatrix Farrand's secretary signed her name on the original letter. Secretary possibly, Isabelle M. Stover

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

vines
tablets
inscriptions
lanterns (lighting devices)
walls
arches
lettering
paint (coating)
terracotta (clay material)
urns
paintings (visual works)
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
Redon, Odilon (French painter and printmaker, 1840-1916)
Gray, William J.
Davis, John
Havey, Ruth, 1899-1980
Sessions, Barbara
dogwoods
trees
planting
Sachs, Arthur
Pavillon Colombe
Tyler, Elisina
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:BF 1937.09.28
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, September 28, 1937
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Green Garden
32nd Street
Star Garden
Orangery
Service Court
Rose Garden
Entrance Drive
Music Room Terrace
Forsythia Dell
Date
1937
Work types
correspondence

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