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Ruth Havey to Mildred Bliss, August 4, 1949

 
Accession number K:RH 1949.08.04
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Mélisande's Allée
Director's House and Terrace
Terrior Column and Enclosure
Cool House
Rose Garden
Arbor Terrace
Date
1949
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter briefly discussing work to be done in various garden areas. This work is included in the Dumbarton Oaks Agenda, August 2, 1949Specific 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.

Sketches were included in Agenda for the Arbor Garden or Terrace paving and wall panels; Founders' Room wall fabric; Mr. Steinbraker's plan of the Garden Center or Cool House; and other estimates for work by Mr. Steinbraker. Outlines which construction projects should proceed at once.

Originally included bills for work in June and July, and a sample of Pink Tennessee Marble for the Finalities.

Originally included Dumbarton Oaks Agenda, August 2, 1949 (K:RH 1949.08.02).

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

In heading: care of Mr. Ellis Russell.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

estimates
marble (rock)
agendas (administrative records)
finials
niches
garden furniture
garden structures
benches (furniture)
steps (stair units)
inscriptions
sketches
cloth
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number K:RH 1949.08.04
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Mélisande's Allée
Director's House and Terrace
Terrior Column and Enclosure
Cool House
Rose Garden
Arbor Terrace
Date
1949
Work types
correspondence

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