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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, July 28, 1947-August 6, 1947

 
Accession number B:BF 1947.07.28
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, July 28, 1947-August 6, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Unassigned
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter written between July 28, 1947-August 6, 1947 apologizes to Mildred Bliss for not answering her two letters sooner; reports on meeting with Anne Sweeney about books and future direction for acquiring them for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library; reports on her health and commenting on that of Mildred Bliss; and responds to questions asked in previous letters.

Beatrix Farrand suggests the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Library should acquire first, books that will be useful for horticulturalists, arboriculturists, and garden designers; second, will be a representation of old books on garden design; and include a good collection of garden design prints. It should have an "ordinary" reading room where current books, magazines, catalogues, card indexes of plants, and sectional plans can be consulted, and a rare book room for properly accredited students to work.

On Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead; includes handwritten signature and postscript in ink.

Carbon copy of letter also in collection.

Marked as received, Aug 8/[1947] in pencil.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

travel
Fatigue
floods (natural events)
Mississippi River
Walter, Clementine
Chicago (Ill.)
Kansas City (Kan.)
letters (correspondence)
Sweeney, Anne
libraries (institutions)
Dumbarton Oaks
books
rare books
bibliographies
copies (derivative objects)
carbon copies
checks (bank checks)
Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Library
prices
Horticulturists
Arborists
Clarke, Gilmore D., 1892-1982
Garden Club of America
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
Morrison, B.Y. (Benjamin Yoe), 1891-1966
Gerard, John, 1545-1612. Herball
National Arboretum (U.S.)
New York Botanical Garden
Parkinson, John, 1567-1650. Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris
prints
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
Library of Congress
Army Medical Library (U.S.)
Yale Medical Library
reading rooms
health
illness
Kip, Johannes, 1653-1722
Redouté, Pierre-Joseph
Berkshire Garden Center (Stockbridge, Mass.)
Vaccination
Cholera
American Horticultural Society
Dumbarton Oaks. Garden Advisory Committee
Clark, Ethel Burnet
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:BF 1947.07.28
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, July 28, 1947-August 6, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Unassigned
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

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