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Mildred Bliss to Robert Patterson, March 1, 1952

 
Accession number F13:MB 1952.03.01
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Tennis Court
32nd Street
Cool House
Date
1952
Work types
correspondence

Description

Mildred Bliss apologizes for not answering his letter sooner, but she had an official guest and the Harvard University provost, Paul H. Buck, visiting as well as dealing with Robert Bliss being in the hospital. Robert Bliss is now back home following his hospitalization and doing satisfactorily. She mentions that Ellis Russell, Mr. Bliss' assistant will send him a check for the work he has done on changing the Cool House (greenhouse) into a Garden Center. Mildred Bliss is going to visit with John Thacher and will recommend a "mechanism for the activities to be undertaken once the Garden Endowment Fund is officially established." She thanks him for sending the new sketches to John Thacher for a proposed Garden Center in the locations of the Tennis Court, south of the service court on 32nd Street, and for the area north of the museum. These drawings are titled "Garden Library, Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard Univ., Washington, D.C." dated, August, 1951. The drawings can be found in the Dumbarton Oaks Archives, with accession numbers: AR.AP.MW.GL.001a, AR.AP.MW.GL.001b, AR.AP.MW.GL.001c. 

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Subjects

Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Thacher, John
Russell, Ellis
payment
sketches
Buck, Paul Herman, 1899-1978
visitors
libraries (buildings)
greenhouses
letters (correspondence)
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Endowment Fund
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number F13:MB 1952.03.01
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Tennis Court
32nd Street
Cool House
Date
1952
Work types
correspondence