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Alden Hopkins to John Thacher, May 19, 1959

 
Accession number F1:Hopkins 1959.05.19
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Ellipse
Date
1959
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter discusses an enclosed blackline print, #96-08 showing the proposed scheme for the projecting seat at the north side of the Ellipse. It is proposed that a dummy be created so that it can be viewed by both Mildred Bliss and the Garden Advisory Committee. Alden Hopkins suggests that the Ellipse remain as is through the summer. In the meantime, he will keep an eye out for colored pebbles, pebble patterns and designs on walls in connection with water and fountains, masks, etc.

Alden Hopkins thanks John Thacher for the letter with an enclosure.

Copies also sent to Mildred Bliss and Michael Rapuano.

Handsigned initials in ink.

 

Subjects

benches (furniture)
garden furniture
mock-ups
gardens (open spaces)
pebble (rock)
patterns (design elements)
Dumbarton Oaks. Garden Advisory Committee
Rapuano, Michael
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
blackline prints
Thacher, John
meetings
walls
designs (concepts)
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)