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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, August 23, 1944

 
Accession number B:BF 1944.08.23
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Fellows' Quarters and Yard
North Vista
Date
1944
Work types
correspondence

Description

Expresses gratitude for the financial gift Mrs. Bliss gave to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and relief felt by Mr. Van Rensselear and General Lassiter. Beatrix Farrand responds to content included in Mildred Bliss' letter B:MB 1944.08.19 and telegram of B:MB 1944.08.22. Mentions agreement in pushing up the scale for the North Vista, inscriptions, and working with Thomas Waterman on additions to living quarters on "S" Street. Beatrix Farrand comments: "... the liberation of Paris makes life look entirely differently from even a few days ago" referring to Allied movement in World War II.

Handwritten signature and postscript in black ink.

Correspondence received at Dumbarton Oaks August 25, 1944.

Written on Beatrix Farrand's letterhead.

Carbon copy of letter is also in Collection; first and second page of carbon correspondence appear back to back on single leaf.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Van Rensselaer, Maunsell, 1897-
Lassiter, William, 1867-1959
Beverly Hills Recreation & Parks Commission
gifts
donations
funding
pamphlets
telegrams
Harvard University
gardens (open spaces)
deaths
Waterman, Thomas Tileston, 1900-1951
Dumbarton Oaks
Thacher, John
sketches
plants
Duane, William North, 1869-1944
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
phlebitis
World War, 1939-1945
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
France
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C)
Accession number B:BF 1944.08.23
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Fellows' Quarters and Yard
North Vista
Date
1944
Work types
correspondence

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