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Isabelle Stover to Anne Sweeney, June 28, 1948

 
Accession number B:IMS 1948.06.28
Alternative title Letter from Isabelle Stover to Anne Sweeney, June 28, 1948 with enclosed book order from Beatrix Farrand to Dulau's Department, B.H. Blackwell, Ltd., June 28, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter discusses book purchases for Dumbarton Oaks and the Garden Library. Isabelle M. Stover is sorry the Monograph of azaleas by Ernest Wilson and Alfred Rehder is a duplicate purchase. She mentions more books were ordered from Dulau's Department, B.H. Blackwell, Ltd. and encloses book order. Beatrix Farrand may want to keep the book, Essay on the picturesque, as compared to the sublime and the beautiful by Uvedale Price for the Reef Point Garden library.

In handwritten postscript, Isabelle M. Stover wants to make sure the Horticultural Colour Chart [The Wilson color chart] by Robert Francis Wilson has not already been purchased before ordering for Dumbarton Oaks.

Explains the book, The works of verse and prose by William Shenstone, was meant for Dumbarton Oaks and Beatrix Farrand will likely explain when Anne Sweeney travels to Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine.

First page: On Beatrix Farrand's, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead with handwritten signature and postscript in ink by Isabelle M. Stover.

Second page: Copy of original order with typewritten signature: Beatrix Farrand.

Date of letter and book order identical.

In left margin: "Shenstone" in pencil by unknown hand.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1876-1930. Monograph of azaleas
Rehder, Alfred, 1863-1949. Monograph of azaleas
Price, Uvedale, Sir, 1747-1829. Essay on the picturesque, as compared to th=e sublime and the beautiful
Shenstone, William, 1714-1763. The works in verse and prose
books
rare books
purchasing
acquisitions
Chronica Botanica Co.
Henry G. Fiedler (Firm)
Dumbarton Oaks
libraries (institutions)
Farrand, Beatrix (1872-1959)
Lockwood, Alice G.B. (Alice Gardner Burnell), 1874-. Gardens of colony and =state
Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
H.W. Edwards, Bookseller, Ltd.
booksellers
book dealers
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:IMS 1948.06.28
Alternative title Letter from Isabelle Stover to Anne Sweeney, June 28, 1948 with enclosed book order from Beatrix Farrand to Dulau's Department, B.H. Blackwell, Ltd., June 28, 1948
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Date
1948
Work types
correspondence

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