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Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, February 22, 1947

 
Accession number B:MB 1947.02.22
Alternative title Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, February 22, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Herbaceous Border
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter responds to matters expressed in letters dated November 5, 1946 to January 10, 1947. Mildred Bliss does not feel the yew hedges should be removed in the Herbaceous Border because she does not "see" an alternative design. Mildred Bliss reports John Thacher is doing well and the morale, scholarship, public relations and collection are all moving in the right direction at Dumbarton Oaks and asks about the well being of Maunsell Van Rensselaer at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Mildred Bliss reports on the health of a number of friends. She will send Beatrix Farrand additional funds for the expense account for prints.

Mildred Bliss has relied upon Beatrix Farrand's plan for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden B:BF 1946.11.23 and her article, Contemplated landscape changes at the Arnold Arboretum, published in Arnoldia, November 1, 1946 when talking with the Dean of the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. on work for the grounds. The Dean in 1947 was John Wallace Suter.

Copy of letter with corrections in ink and pencil. Original lacking in collection.

Unsigned, probably sent by Mildred Bliss responding to letters from Beatrix Farrand.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

hedges
yew
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
houses
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Bullard, Sellar, 1886-1964
health
illness
Fatigue
plan (formal concept)
boards of directors
Arnold Arboretum
journals (periodicals)
Arnoldia
publications
serials (publications)
Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
Suter, John Wallace, Jr., 1890-1977
Van Rensselaer, Maunsell, 1897-
Tucker, John M.
Gould, Josephine
trails (recreation areas)
Coolidge, Lawrence, 1905-1950
Coolidge, Victoria, 1909-
Lindsay, Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt, 1885-1954
Boyle, Irene
notes
money
funding
expense accounts
letters (correspondence)
Fithian, Anne
Thorne, Helen
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:MB 1947.02.22
Alternative title Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, February 22, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Herbaceous Border
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

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