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Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, July 7, 1947

 
Accession number B:MB 1947.07.07
Alternative title Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, July 7, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter responds to the issues Beatrix Farrand mentions in her letters of June 17, 1947 and June 18, 1947. Mildred Bliss mentions getting entangled with Mississippi floods. She suggests creating a list of book that are "indispensable," and "desirable but second-firsts." Costs could be determined and then purchases made. She mentions buying books would be a personal decision and does not involve Dumbarton Oaks which has no acquisition fund for books. Mildred Bliss leaves it up to Beatrix Farrand to decide whether the books, Arboretum et fruticetum britannicum by J.C. Loudon or Notes on tulip species by W.R. Dykes should be purchased based on category. She asks that Beatrix Farrand discuss with Anne Sweeney during her visit to Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine.

Mildred Bliss explains that books for the Garden Library should be two kinds, 1) those consulted by botanists, horticulturalists, arboriculturists, etc. and 2) old books on garden design with the bibliophile items on materia medic, etc.

Enclosed with correspondence but no longer with, was a copy of Mildred Bliss' notes on the mechanics of the U.S. National Arboretum and B.Y. (Benjamin Yoe) Morrison's 5 year dream plan. She asks Beatrix Farrand's advice regarding the U.S. National Arboretum, the Morrison plan and the American Horticultural Society as well as members for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Committee.

Penciled notations in right margin probably made by Beatrix Farrand in response to questions. Ink corrections probably by Mildred Bliss.

Handwritten signature in ink.

Copy of letter on blue typing carbon with corrections in ink included.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Mississippi River
floods (natural events)
travel
Santa Barbara (inhabited place)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Montecito Executive Services
books
rare books
acquisition
libraries (institutions)
Sweeney, Anne
Dumbarton Oaks
funding
purchasing
Loudon, J.C. (John Claudius), 1783-1843. Arboretum et fruticetum britannicum
Dykes, William Rickatson, 1877-1925. Notes on tulip species
autumn
Europe
National Arboretum (U.S.)
Morrison, B.Y. (Benjamin Yoe), 1891-1966
notes
American Horticultural Society
committees
Thacher, John
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Dumbarton Oaks. Garden Advisory Committee
United States. National Park Service
Garden Club of America
Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
Scholars
Flowers
Fithian, Anne
Lassiter, Jeanette
Millikan, Robert Andrews
Millikan, Greta
letters (correspondence)
Clark, Ethel Burnet
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:MB 1947.07.07
Alternative title Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, July 7, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

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