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  • Beatrice Ashley Chanler — Dumbarton Oaks
    Info Beatrice Ashley Chanler Chanler Beatrice Beatrice Minnie Ashley Chanler was born in 1878 and became an stage actress singer and dancer In 1902 she married William Astor Chanler a grandson of John Jacob Astor Following her marriage she left the stage because the stage lights were affecting her eyesight but soon was raising her two sons William Astor Chanler 1904 2002 and Sidney Ashley Chanler 1907 1994 After 7 years together Beatrice separated with her husband in 1909 In December 1916 a group of philanthropists including her ex husband purchased Château de Chavaniac the home of General Lafayette for the French Heroes Lafayette Memorial Fund Beatrice Ashley managed the memorial fund and wanted to transform it into a philanthropic center for those affected by World War I She died June 19 1946 References Americans buy Lafayette s home The Sacred Heart Review v 57 n 4 6 January 1917 p 3 http newspapers bc edu cgi bin bostonsh a d d BOSTONSH19170106 01 2 14 Accessed 3 27 2015 Document Actions Print this Share Previous Bar Harbor Times Publishing Company Next Beatrix Farrand Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web

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  • Beatrix Farrand — Dumbarton Oaks
    own firm which operated from a room in her mother s house By 1899 she was well established as a self titled landscape gardener designing private gardens for fashionable residences including those of John D Rockefeller and Henry Cabot Lodge That same year Beatrix served as the only female founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects Years later Beatrix told a vocational conference at Bryn Mawr College that landscape gardening was a difficult profession for women to break into because it was physically mentally and emotionally taxing Although Beatrix did not receive the grand scale public projects of her male contemporaries like Frederick Law Olmstead she thrived in her chosen field At the height of her career she worked out of offices in New York California and Maine She designed over 200 gardens for clients both public and private Her well known campus work began with a commission from Princeton in 1913 and led to eventual projects for Yale Harvard Oberlin College and the University of Chicago Her designs filled private gardens across the country even to the White House where Beatrix worked for Mrs Theodore Roosevelt and Mrs Woodrow Wilson Many of Beatrix s private gardens no longer exist One notable exception is Dumbarton Oaks considered to be her most complex and complete garden Mildred Bliss hired her in 1921 to design a mix of formal and informal terraced garden rooms on steeply graded farmland From 1921 to her retirement in the late 1940s Beatrix worked hand in hand with Mildred Bliss to plan build and maintain an intricate landscape that interwove American Arts and Crafts sensibility with Italian and English garden elements The garden rooms they created at Dumbarton Oaks blended timeless elements with dynamic flexible design that allowed the garden to evolve and change over time with new plantings ornaments and renovation Even as she scaled back her work at Dumbarton Oaks she continued to advise and oversee her successors Robert Patterson and Ruth Havey To help preserve her vision for the gardens Beatrix wrote down her planting plans and rationale in The Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks which was completed in the mid 1940s The Plant Book remains an unprecedented resource for the maintenance of the gardens in the spirit of Mildred Bliss and Beatrix Farrand Beatrix intended to leave more than her Plant Book behind as a guide for landscape gardeners to come As early as the 1920s she began crafting plans to establish her home at Reef Point as an educational center and reference library with a photograph and print collection and learning gardens It was in many ways conceptually similar to Dumbarton Oaks In 1939 together with her husband historian and author Max Farrand Beatrix created the Reef Point Corporation The Reef Point Gardens Bulletin began publication in 1946 and continued for ten years Unfortunately after many years of difficulty with funding and taxes Beatrix decided that the future of Reef Point was too uncertain At the age of 82 she

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  • Bernard M. Rosenthal — Dumbarton Oaks
    Germany into a family of antiqutarian booksellers He immigrated to the United States in 1939 He enrolled in the University of California at Berkeley in 1941 and graduated with a degree in chemistry Deciding to follow in the family business he established a bookshop in New York in 1953 He was president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Document Actions Print this Share Previous Beatrix Farrand Next Bernard Quaritch

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  • Bernard Quaritch (Firm) — Dumbarton Oaks
    Biographies Bernard Quaritch Firm Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Bernard Quaritch Firm Info Bernard Quaritch Firm Bernard Quaritch Firm Document Actions Print this Share Previous Bernard M Rosenthal Next Blackmore Langdon Firm 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 Service Desk

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  • Blackmore & Langdon (Firm) — Dumbarton Oaks
    1868 met while exhibiting their prize begonias at the Bath Flower Show A friendship led to a business partnership in 1901 when they opened the horticultural firm of Blackmore Langdon The men first specialized in breeding begonias and delphiniums then expanded to include aquilegia canna lilies carnations cyclamen gloxinias lilies of the valley michaelmas daisies pholyanthus phlox roses and violets Over the years the firm has exhibited their plants at major flower shows and has received many awards The family of James Blackmore continued to be involved in the business for two generations but the family of Charles Langdon continues four generations later As of 2015 the great grandsons of Charles Langdon Simon Stephen and Nicholas Langdon continue to manage the business for John and Rosemary Langdon who are retired In 1943 Beatrix Farrand ordered Delphinium seed from Blackmore Langdon to be sent to James Bryce the Superintendent of Gardens for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Washington D C C3 Blackmore Langdon 1943 11 08 References Blackmore Langdon s http www blackmore langdon com page history Accessed February 25 2015 Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives Correspondence C3 Blackmore Langdon 1943 11 08 Document Actions Print this Share Previous Bernard Quaritch Firm Next

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  • Bobbink & Atkins (Nursery) — Dumbarton Oaks
    Bobbink and F L Atkins in 1898 Bobbink launched the business using his connections to Dutch nurseries which provided the first stock that Bobbink Atkins sold from their warehouse The nursery continued importing plants as well as growing on site In 1911 Bobbink Atkins successfully grew the first crop of budded Hybrid Tea Roses in the United States From there they became well known for their rose offerings which included many rare and old fashioned varieties Bobbink Atkins also prided themselves on the style of their plant and seed catalogs which began printing in 1900 with woodcut illustrations At the time of their fiftieth anniversary in 1948 they celebrated the addition of fine colored illustrations in the modern catalogs References Bobbink Atkins American Grown Roses Mertz Digital Collections at the New York Botanical Garden Accessed August 4 2014 http mertzdigital nybg org cdm ref collection p15121coll8 id 48179 Bobbink Atkins Bobbink Atkins Fiftieth Anniversary 1948 Oregon State Special Collections Archives Research Center Accessed August 4 2014 http scarc library oregonstate edu omeka items show 696 Bobbink Atkins Bobbink Atkins 1938 Internet Archive Accessed August 4 2014 http archive org details BobbinkAtkinscatalog Document Actions Print this Share Previous Blackmore Langdon Firm

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  • Bradford Williams — Dumbarton Oaks
    served as editor for Landscape Architecture Quarterly which is now published as Landscape Architecture magazine ASLA created an award in his honor the Bradford Williams Medal which is bestowed annually on writers who contribute excellent articles to landscape architecture periodicals References Garden Archives Correspondence American Society of Landscape Architects Honors The Bradford Williams Medal ALSA org Last modified 2013 http www asla org individualaward aspx id 3840 Document Actions Print

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  • Caroline D. Phillips — Dumbarton Oaks
    married diplomat William Phillips on February 2 1910 The well traveled well read Caroline supported her husband s career and raised their six children She kept diaries her whole life and there she expressed her interest in politics art history diplomacy and religion The family lived abroad in the Netherlands Canada and Italy but they kept a house at Highover their estate in North Beverly Massachusetts Their Italianate home at Highover was constructed from remains of a farmhouse built on land designed by Frederick Law Olmstead Caroline and William Phillips were close friends with influential members of high society including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and Robert and Mildred Bliss The Garden Archives collection contains correspondence from Caroline to Mildred Bliss that records her enjoyment of multiple visits to Dumbarton Oaks Caroline Phillips is also responsible for suggesting the Dante inscription that was eventually placed under the Wisteria Arbor in the Arbor Terrace An Armand Albert Rateau limestone bench near the Forsythia Dell is dedicated to Caroline and William Phillips References Moraine Farm History Friends of the Olmstead Landscape at Moraine Farm Last modified 2012 http morainefarmbeverly org index history William and Caroline Phillips Garden Bench Fairview Hill Dumbarton Oaks Research

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