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Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, October 16, 1944

 
Accession number B:BF 1944.10.16
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Catalogue House
North Vista
Mélisande's Allée
Herbaceous Border
Ellipse
Date
1944
Work types
correspondence

Description

Discusses Beatrix Farrand's upcoming visit to Dumbarton Oaks to talk with Mildred Bliss about studies for new buildings, revised drawings for the Ellipse, revised planting plans for the North Vista, the possibility of raising the North Vista walls, the question of walls for the Herbaceous Border, the enlargement of the Catalogue House, and the wall at the north end of Melisande's Allee.

Mentions the State Department is still moving material out of Dumbarton Oaks and Beatrix will be staying at the Mayflower Hotel.

An "appeal" letter for funding was probably enclosed and is no longer with letter.

Handwritten signature and postscript in black ink.

Typewritten with handwritten postscript on Beatrix Farrand's letterhead.

Received at Dumbarton Oaks, October 18, 1944.

Carbon copy of letter also in Collection.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

travel
Mayflower Hotel (Washington, D.C.)
United States. Department of State
Dumbarton Oaks
building (structures)
architectural drawings (visual works)
planting plans
walls
California
Thacher, John
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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