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Title
Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, October 28, 1946
Alternate Title
Letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand, October 28, 1946
Sender
Mildred Barnes Bliss
Recipient
Beatrix Farrand
Date Written
1946
Garden Area
Dumbarton Oaks Park
Herbaceous Border
Description

Letter responding to a letter sent to her by Beatrix Farrand and discusses Dumbarton Oaks garden matters; Anne Sweeney's position; feelings on the Odilon Redon painting; upcoming meeting between Beatrix Farrand and John Thacher in Boston; Santa Barbara Botanic Garden director's house; and Dumbarton Oaks Park matters. She reports on the health of Annie Louise Bliss Warren, sister of Robert Bliss.

Mildred Bliss suggests the name "Dumbarton Brook" instead of "D.O. Park" as it maintains the Dumbarton, yet eliminates the confusion with the name Dumbarton Oaks Gardens.

Title created by cataloger.

Accession No.
B:MB 1946.10.28
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Work Types
correspondence
Subjects
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
funding
Secrets
Thacher, John
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
consulting
cost
expenses
Bryce, James
communication (function)
Sweeney, Anne
payrolls
Boston (Mass.)
meetings
Redon, Odilon (French painter and printmaker, 1840-1916)
paintings (visual works)
oil paintings (visual works)
gifts
Colony Club (New York, N.Y.)
Railroad travel
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
houses
Lancaster, Louis
Van Rensselaer, Maunsell, 1897-
Warren, Annie Louise
health
illness
Lilies
Magnolia (genus)
Flowers
Warren, Charles, 1868-1954
Chrysanthemum (genus)
Dumbarton Oaks Park (Washington, D.C.)
Rivers
Walter, Clementine
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
letters (correspondence)
Collection
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
Repository
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Location
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Index Terms
Bryce, James → communications with → through RP?
budget for landscape work at DO → post-World War II → extra fund for buildings maintenance and
Dumbarton Brook → as potential name for Dumbarton Oaks Park
Dumbarton Oaks Park → name of → MB's ideas for changing
Dumbarton Oaks Park → name of → potential, Dumbarton Brook as
Farrand, Beatrix, scheduling → 1946, Nov. in Boston with JT → only two hours for!
gardens, Dumbarton Oaks → protection for present and future of
herbaceous border or herbaceous garden → shrubs for → JT needing pricing for
Patterson, Robert W. → Bryce communications with → plan for
Redon, Odilon → MB on pleasure of oil painting by
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden → Director's house → siting for, if BF has thoughts, send to Lancaster on
Sweeney, Anne → future at DO for → MB asking JT about
Thacher, John S. → heavy responsibilities of
Van Rensselaer, Maunsell → house for, as SBBG director → excitement on plans for

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