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  • Marvin C. Ross — Dumbarton Oaks
    Marvin C Ross Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Marvin C Ross Info Marvin C Ross Ross Marvin C Marvin Chauncey 1904 1977 Document Actions Print this Share Previous Macmillan Company Next Mary F Fulkerson Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit Us Staff Directory Employment Rights and Reproductions Staff Login Newsletter Webmail

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  • Mary F. Fulkerson — Dumbarton Oaks
    visit Dartington Hall one of Farrand s garden projects in England References McGuire Diane Kostial and Lois Fern eds Beatrix Jones Farrand 1872 1959 Fifty Years of American Landscape Architecture Washington DC Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University 1982 UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1820 1957 digital images Ancestry com http ancestry com accessed August 5 2014 Manifest Samaria Boston Massachusetts to Liverpool England arriving October 11 1937 Names and Descriptions

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  • Mary W. Winslow — Dumbarton Oaks
    Mary W Winslow Winslow Mary W Mary Stedman Williams was born in Buffalo New York in 1875 She received training at St Margaret s School in Buffalo Boi de Fey School in Switzerland and finished her schooling in England and France In 1902 she married Frederick Bradlee Winslow 1873 1937 a prominent Boston physician Winslow was known for her expertise in classical Greek Mildred Bliss consulted with Winslow in 1933 about the Greek inscription for the Green Garden tablet Also known as Mary Williams Winslow Mary Stedman Williams Winslow Mrs Frederick Bradlee Winslow M W Winslow References Adams Hunter Stephanie A Guide to the Williams Family Papers 1819 1993 March 20 2011 Finding aid at the Thomas Balch Library Leesburg VA Accessed August 6 2014 http ead lib virginia edu vivaxtf view docId tbl viletbl00109 xml Salt Bonnie B Winslow Mary Stedman Williams Mary Stedman Williams Winslow correspondence 1901 1940 Guide June 11 2012 Finding aid at Houghton Library Harvard University Accessed August 6 2014 http oasis lib harvard edu oasis deliver hou02256 Document Actions Print this Share Previous Mary L Wilkens Next Matthew Kearney Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map

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  • Matthew Kearney — Dumbarton Oaks
    Matthew Kearney Info Matthew Kearney Kearney Matthew Matthew Kearney was born in Ireland in 1909 After immigrating to the United States he made a career for himself as a gardener Robert and Mildred Bliss hired Kearney in 1930 when their estate was still known as The Oaks He worked under first superintendent William Gray and then beginning in 1937 James Bryce Around 1940 when Dumbarton Oaks transitioned to Harvard University Kearney left briefly to work for Gude s Nursery in Rockville MD Kearney returned and in 1948 he took over as Superintendent of Gardens He remained in charge of the gardens until his death in 1973 He is honored with a memorial plaque under a lead canopy on the stair landing between the Rose Garden and Fountain Terrace References 1940 United States Census Population Schedule Prince George s County Maryland p 33B Line 79 Matthew Kearney household digital images Ancestry com http www ancestry com accessed August 5 2014 citing NARA microfilm publication T627 roll 1557 Garden Archives Correspondence Document Actions Print this Share Previous Mary W Winslow Next Max Farrand Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us

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  • Max Farrand — Dumbarton Oaks
    the Federal Convention of 1787 1911 as well as several other books on the development of the United States and the drafting of the Constitution He began his career teaching first at Princeton then Wesleyan University Cornell and Stanford He left Stanford in 1908 to begin tenure as chair of Yale s History Department where in 1913 he met the university s landscape gardener Beatrix Jones The two fell in love and married later that year Max and Beatrix Farrand lived together on the East Coast until 1926 when Henry E Huntington died and Farrand received the position of Director of the Huntington Library in San Marino California He worked there until his retirement in 1941 During those years Farrand also served as the President of the American Historical Association Upon retiring from the Huntington Library Max and Beatrix Farrand returned to the family home Reef Point in Bar Harbor Maine His health began to fail in 1943 and after a long period of illness he passed away at Reef Point on June 17 1945 To commemorate her husband Beatrix named the library at their home the Max Farrand Memorial Library References Carder James N Editor A Home of the Humanities The Collecting and Patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss Washington DC Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 2010 Dr Max Farrand Called to Yale Head of History Department at Stanford University to Go East San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco CA February 28 1908 LoBiondo Maria Beatrix Farrand Landscape Architect In Princeton With One Accord Princeton NJ Princeton University s Office of Development Communications 1998 http www princeton edu gradcol perm farrand htm Max Farrand American Historical Association Accessed August 8 2014 http www historians org about aha and membership aha history and archives presidential addresses max farrand Special

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  • McKim, Mead & White — Dumbarton Oaks
    and urban planning concepts The firm received commissions for residential institutional industrial and commercial construction Their iconic buildings included the New York Public Library the Walker Art Gallery and the original Penn Station and Madison Square Garden in New York McKim Mead White took over renovations at Dumbarton Oaks in 1923 Dissatisfied with their previous architect Robert and Mildred Bliss hired the New York based firm to carry out a number of projects on the property Lawrence Grant White son of founding member Stanford White took the job The firm s location in New York made it easy for White to collaborate with Dumbarton Oaks landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand Together they planned harmonious architectural and landscape details for the Music Room Pool House Loggia Service Court and Superintendent s Cottage References Carder James N Editor A Home of the Humanities The Collecting and Patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss Washington DC Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 2010 A Monograph of the Works of McKim Mead White 1879 1915 With an essay by Leland Roth 1915 repr New York Benjamin Blom Inc 1973 Karson Robin S A Genius for Place American Landscapes of the Country Place Era Amherst MA

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  • McLeod and Romberg Stone Co. — Dumbarton Oaks
    Info McLeod and Romberg Stone Co McLeod and Romberg Stone Co In 1929 brothers David Hazen Reese and George McLeod joined their friend Carl O Romberg in establishing a stone masonry business They operated out of Bladensburg Maryland and their work was sought after up and down the east coast McLeod Romberg worked on a number of government contracts including many post office buildings In 1961 they constructed additions for the World War I Second Division Memorial on the National Mall At Dumbarton Oaks the firm took on several projects in the gardens during the 1950s and 1960s Their contributions included curbs steps inscription panels and scrollwork for the Pebble Garden parterre Resources HWA David Hazen McLeod Find a Grave October 16 2012 http www findagrave com cgi bin fg cgi page gr GRid 99046832 HWA Irene McLeod Thomas Find a Grave October 16 2012 http www findagrave com cgi bin fg cgi page gr GRid 99050039 White Gwendolyn K President s Park Notes Memorials National Park Service February 2005 https archive org details presidentsparkno02nati Document Actions Print this Share Previous McKim Mead White Next Mildred Barnes Bliss Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC

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  • Mildred Barnes Bliss — Dumbarton Oaks
    as they built their collection When World War I broke out in Europe the Blisses focus turned from supporting the arts to the war effort In 1914 Mildred and Robert helped found the American Ambulance Field Service donating a fleet of 26 fully stocked ambulances Mildred also opened and equipped a distribution service for medical and surgical supplies and clothing When America entered the war in 1917 she served as chairman for the American Red Cross Woman s War Relief Corps in France After the war France thanked Mildred for her extensive service by making her a Chevalier of the French Legion of honor Robert s career took the Blisses from Paris to Washington D C in 1919 After years of what Robert called professional nomadism they used their return to the United States as an opportunity to establish a home In 1920 Robert purchased 54 acres of rolling hills in Georgetown They named the property Dumbarton Oaks a reference to the original name for the land the Rock of Dunbarton given by Ninian Beall in 1703 The Blisses immediately set about renovating the neglected Georgian mansion and grounds Mildred particularly embraced the challenge of transforming the farmland into a classical European inspired garden landscape Soon after the Blisses purchased Dumbarton Oaks the State Department sent Robert to Sweden and then Buenos Aires Although they arranged visits to their Washington D C home the Blisses did not move to the property until Robert retired in 1933 Undaunted by distance Mildred oversaw the house renovations construction projects and garden design through constant correspondence with her landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand and architect Lawrence Grant White Descriptions blueprints mock ups photographs and drawings traveled back and forth between Mildred and her designers She consulted on every detail By the time the Blisses took up residence at Dumbarton Oaks the former farm was transformed into a Georgian Revival mansion surrounded by a series of terraced garden rooms a suitable framework for the garden that Mildred Bliss envisioned The Blisses only lived at Dumbarton Oaks for seven years but the time was well spent Under Mildred s exacting eye the garden design continued to grow mature and evolve She commissioned a number of plaques and inscriptions to be placed around the property One of the first a Greek inscription in the Green Garden was dedicated to Beatrix Farrand In her newly renovated home Mildred resumed the musical and cultural evenings she began in Paris For their thirtieth wedding anniversary the Blisses celebrated with the performance of a concerto by Igor Stravinsky commissioned for them All the while the Blisses continued adding to their Byzantine and Pre Columbian collections and libraries Change came to Dumbarton Oaks in 1940 For years Mildred and Robert had discussed donating their gardens collections and library to Harvard University as a cultural and educational institution They intended to make the gift after their deaths but with World War II looming on the horizon they decided to establish their legacy immediately Late

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