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Helen Van Pelt Wilson to Mildred Bliss, August 19

 
Accession number E4:Wilson 19xx.08.19
Recipient
Garden Area
Lovers' Lane Pool
Date
1959 - 1969
Work types
correspondence
notes

Description

Note thanking Mildred Bliss for the garden visit and the opportunity to speak with her about her gardens. Helen Van Pelt Wilson mentions missing the outdoor theater, probably referring to the Lovers' Lane Pool outdoor theater and that Margaret Henderson Bailie, one of Beatrix Farrand's design assistants, is going to advise her on her own gardens.

At top of note, Sunday, August 19. Correspondence written no earlier than 1959, based on a letter, Alden Hopkins sent to Mildred Bliss about Helen Van Pelt Wilson, F1:Hopkins 1959.03.31. In that letter, he introduced Helen Van Pelt Wilson as an author desiring to write an article on the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens for Flower Grower magazine. Correspondence written no later than 1969, the year of Mildred Bliss' death. The year may be 1962 as August 19 falls on a Sunday in that year.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
gardens (open spaces)
Thank-you notes
Bailie, Margaret Henderson
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.),
Accession number E4:Wilson 19xx.08.19
Recipient
Garden Area
Lovers' Lane Pool
Date
1959 - 1969
Work types
correspondence
notes