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Title
Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, March 22, 1947
Alternate Title
Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, March 22, 1947
Sender
Mildred Barnes Bliss
Recipient
Beatrix Farrand
Date Written
1947
Garden Area
North Vista
Herbaceous Border
Orangery
Description

Typewritten letter responds to Beatrix Farrand's letter of February 28, 1947 on which Beatrix Farrand states she is no longer feels able to consult on the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C. Mildred Bliss acknowledges Robert Patterson's report is detailed and tiring, but she feels Beatrix Farrand has misread the part concerning the Orangery. She reminisces on the time they worked together on creating the grounds at Dumbarton Oaks, but understands Beatrix Farrand's need to retire. Mildred Bliss urges Beatrix Farrand to follow through with advising, counseling, visits, and obligations such as the "record notes" [Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks] to Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University before bringing the professional relationship to a graceful close.

Mildred Bliss replies to the topics of the Washington National Cathedral and Elizabeth Lindsay's illness.

Copy of letter with handwritten corrections in ink. Unsigned, probably created by Mildred Bliss.

Typewritten date: March 24, 1947 then day crossed through and replaced with handwritten 22.

Title created by cataloger.

Accession No.
B:MB 1947.03.22
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Details
Work Types
correspondence
Subjects
Thacher, John
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
condition reports
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Dumbarton Oaks
consulting
consultants
retirement
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Bryce, James
Sweeney, Anne
Fatigue
Rest
American Association of Museums. Meeting
Canada
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Legislation
White, Wallace H. (Wallace Humphrey), 1877-1952
Maine
walls
hedges
yew
libraries (institutions)
libraries (buildings)
Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
Lindsay, Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt, 1885-1954
illness
King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953
New York (N.Y.)
letters (correspondence)
Collection
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
Repository
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Location
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Index Terms
King, Isabella Greenway → Elizabeth Lindsay's illness and
Bliss, Mildred and Robert (Milrob) → BF's thoughts of retirement and
Farrand, Beatrix → retirement of → MB openness to BF's decision on
Farrand, Beatrix, scheduling → 1947, spring at DO → MB sends potential dates for
Lindsay, Elizabeth → MB visit to sickbed of
Orangery → replacing with a library → BF misunderstanding discussions regarding
planting record book (Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks) → MB comments on → importance as model
Reef Point (Gardens) → Maine legislature bill on → Blisses offer support for
Washington National Cathedral → landscaping for → MB on BF's early thoughts on