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Ruth Havey to Mildred Bliss, August 2, 1949

 
Accession number K:RH 1949.08.02
Alternative title Dumbarton Oaks Agenda, August 2, 1949
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Mélisande's Allée
Director's House and Terrace
Kitchen Gardens
Lovers' Lane Pool
House Interiors
Terrior Column and Enclosure
Cool House
Rose Garden
Arbor Terrace
Date
1949
Work types
correspondence
drawings

Description

Typewritten Dumbarton Oaks Agenda discussing work to be done in various garden areas and estimated cost for projects approved for immediate construction.

Specific agenda items included: for the Arbor Garden or Arbor Terrace: wall panels, paving plan, and a possible solution for the lead cabinet or bookcase missing handle; for Mélisande's Allée: steps, inner ramp, outer ramp, present stone wall, seat, and drainage; for Rose Garden: finalities shield and arms materials, Quod Severis Metes inscription design and material of Tennessee marble; for the Terrior Column and Enclosure: the seat and support materials, graveling walkway, shifting of small shrubs, thinning bamboo, and removing large hemlocks suggesting possible plant replacement near walkway; for the Founders' Room: wall fabric; for the Greenhouse or Cool House conversion to a Garden Center suggesting replacement roof materials and other alterations.

Last two pages are detailed sketches for the fountain and bookcase wall panels in the Arbor Terrace.

On Havey's professional letterhead with handwritten notes and sketches.

Originally enclosed with K:RH 1949.08.04.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

sketches
arbors
lead (metal)
lotus (motif)
sundials
stairs
columns (architectural elements)
wood (plant material)
concrete
pebble (rock)
snails
limestone
estimates
inscriptions
tablets
oak leaf (motif)
marble (rock)
samples
garden furniture
benches (furniture)
clay
bamboo (plant)
trees
cloth
sconces
photographs
greenhouses
wheat
panels (ornament areas)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number K:RH 1949.08.02
Alternative title Dumbarton Oaks Agenda, August 2, 1949
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Mélisande's Allée
Director's House and Terrace
Kitchen Gardens
Lovers' Lane Pool
House Interiors
Terrior Column and Enclosure
Cool House
Rose Garden
Arbor Terrace
Date
1949
Work types
correspondence
drawings

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