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  • Caroline Shillaber — Dumbarton Oaks
    Shillaber Info Caroline Shillaber Shillaber Caroline Caroline Shillaber was a librarian at MIT s Rotch Library She began as an assistant librarian in 1931 and worked her way up to the post of chief librarian for the Landscape Architecture and City Planning LACP library at Harvard in 1963 She inherited the post from Katherine McNamara Shillaber stayed at the LACP library until 1975 In the 1940s she consulted on the development of the garden library at Dumbarton Oaks According to correspondence by Anne Sweeney Shillaber sent volumes to be added to the collection Shillaber was also the author of several bibliographies and books including References on City and Regional Planning 1959 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning 1861 1961 A Hundred Year Chronicle 1963 References Alofsin Anthony The Struggle for Modernism Architecture Landscape Architecture and City Planning at Harvard New York W W Norton Company 2002 Learning about MIT A Bibliography MIT Libraries Accessed August 1 2014 http libraries mit edu archives bibliographies mithistory sources Document Actions Print this Share Previous Caroline D Phillips Next Caryl Crawford Hickey Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact

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  • Caryl Crawford Hickey — Dumbarton Oaks
    S Naval Observatory in Washington D C in the 1930s The Hickeys were married in Nice France on May 19 1921 According to an appreciation letter Caryl Crawford Hickey sent to Mildred Bliss E4 Hickey 1937 07 18 she and her husband enjoyed a swim in the Dumbarton Oaks pool Like the Blisses the Hickeys were connoisseurs of art In 1957 Captain Hickey purchased an oil painting by Eastman Johnson and gifted it to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in memory of his wife References 1930 United States Census Population Schedule Washington Washington District of Columbia p 10B Line 94 Andrew S Hickey household digital images Ancestry com http ancestry com accessed August 15 2014 citing NARA microfilm publication T626 roll 296 Hickey A S One Hundred Years of the History of the Ulster County Historical Society 1859 1959 Marbletown NY Ulster County Historical Society 1959 Accessed August 15 2014 http www amazon com hundred history Historical Society 1859 1959 dp B0007F2YGG Morlok Becky When are Dog Days Career Chit Chat July 23 2013 https c3connections wordpress com 2013 07 23 when are dog days The Toilet Corcoran Gallery of Art Accessed August 15 2014 http collection corcoran org collection

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  • Charles Simonds — Dumbarton Oaks
    to Newark State College five days a week Soon however he returned full time to his passion for sculpture Simonds career began with his first solo exhibition in Paris in 1975 followed closely by an installation at the Museum of Modern Art New York in 1976 Since then Simonds work has been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 1981 the Guggenheim 1983 Galerie Nationale de Jeu de Paume Paris 1994 and Insitut Valencià d Art Modern Valencia 2003 His sculpture predominately features themes of birth growth death decay and sexuality all rendered in materials as diverse as clay steel cement plaster and porcelain In 2009 Simonds came to Dumbarton Oaks to participate as the first artist in residence His installation took place across the entire institutions uniting gardens library and museum spaces by a common thread With input from Dumbarton Oaks staff Simonds chose sculptures from his oeuvre and placed them in unexpected corners of garden rooms exhibit cases and curiosity cabinets The entire project and its critical reception is documented in the exhibition catalog edited by John Beardsley References Babcock Martha K and Susan Reed The Little People May Live in Charles Simonds Head but Their Homes

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  • Charles W. Traylen (Firm) — Dumbarton Oaks
    bookdealers in Britain Traylen also authored a number of volumes himself including Books Published in England During the Seventeenth Century 1953 and Surrey as it was One Hundred Years Ago 1956 In 1959 Traylen bought the Castle House in Guildford and moved his bookselling business to that site He worked every day until his death in 2002 The business continues under his son Nigel Traylen References Barker Nicolas Obituary Charles

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  • Chase National Bank of the City of New York — Dumbarton Oaks
    Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Chase National Bank of the City of New York Info Chase National Bank of the City of New York Chase National Bank of the City of New York Document Actions Print this Share Previous Charles W Traylen Firm Next City and Kentia Nurseries Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit

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  • City and Kentia Nurseries — Dumbarton Oaks
    lived on an estate near the Bel Air subdivision of Santa Barbara in addition they owned a large stretch of land on Modoc Road In the 1920s the Verhelles planted Kentia palm trees on their Modoc Road land and soon they were exporting the fashionable trees to all parts of the country They also provided plants to nearby residential estates like Casa Dorinda The hey day of City and Kentia Nurseries began to wane by the late 1940s The Verhelles subdivided their land and sold a large portion of it for residential use in 1949 What remained was sold and renamed Kim Nursery Kentia palms still grew in that area By 1977 the nursery business left the property and a small portion of land the last traces of City and Kentia Nurseries was set aside as the Kentia Palm Preserve Park References Smith Homer F Amended Covenant with Sharon and David Landecker to Modify the Kentia Palm Area at 2101 Mountain Avenue City of Santa Barbara Last modified September 26 2006 https services santabarbaraca gov CAP MG51276 AS51280 AS51288 AS51289 AI51753 Documents htm Tompkins Walker A Westside History Santa Barbara Board of Realtors Accessed August 1 2014 http www terryryken

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  • Clarence Elliott — Dumbarton Oaks
    addition to bringing home ornamental plants for Kew and Edinburgh botanic gardens Elliott also collected animals for the London Zoo ranging from pygmy deer to Galapagos turtles When he wasn t traveling the world Elliott spent much of his time running the Six Hills Nursery he founded outside of Stevenage At Six Hills Nursery he grew alpine plants as well as general garden plants that sold well One perennial the Nepeta Six Hills Giant gained immense popularity and became a border planting staple Elliott experimented with plants and a primula and a saxifrage were named after him In the world of publishing Elliott was known for Rock Garden Plants 1935 Flowers of the Field revised edition of the 1907 original and his regular contributions to Illustrated London News from 1951 to 1964 References Aubron Bülles Marcel How to Misappropriate a Gardening Picture Enter Clarence Elliott Exit J R R Tolkien The Tolkienist February 27 2013 http www thetolkienist com 2013 02 27 how to misappropriate a gardening picture enter clarence elliott exit j r r tolkien tthnsdwohatdw part 1 Brittain Julia The Plant Lover s Companion Plants People and Places Cincinnati OH F W Publications Inc 2006 Elliott Clarence 1881

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  • Claude S. Kennerly — Dumbarton Oaks
    her mansion Casa Dorinda in Santa Barbara CA She contacted the Kennerlys and offered to purchase a house for them adjoining her property so that Claude and Edith could winter in California rather than St Louis The family agreed and Bliss purchased a tract of land north of Casa Dorinda called La Casa Bonita The Kennerlys maintained their home at 28 Portland Place in St Louis also constructed in 1918 and spent many years traveling west to La Casa Bonita When Anna Dorinda Bliss died in 1936 the Kennerlys still owned their stretch of property and Claude Kennerly helped to oversee some of the work Mildred Bliss commissioned for Casa Dorinda after her mother s death The Kennerly s daughters each received a 100 000 inheritance from their great aunt s vast estate References 12 386 000 Estate Left by Mrs Bliss Daughter is Named Residuary Legatee of Bulk of Patent Medicine Fortune 4 Bequests of 100 000 Assets Include Trusts Set Up During Her Life for Cultural Groups Friends and Relatives New York Times June 23 1936 1900 United States Census Population Schedule St Louis Ward 21 St Louis Independent City Missouri p 11B Line 73 William Kennerly household digital images Ancestry com http ancestry com accessed August 7 2014 citing NARA microfilm publication T623 roll 898 Hartmann Peter Stacey Wright Casa Dorinda Montecito s Downton Abbey II Edhat Santa Barbara Last modified January 26 2013 http www edhat com site tidbit cfm nid 107736 S Bruce Claude Kennerly House Portland and Westmoreland Places St Louis Missouri NRHP Historic Districts Waymarking com Last modified July 26 2009 http www waymarking com waymarks WM6W42 Claude Kennerly House Portland and Westmoreland Places St Louis Missour i Spraker Hazel Atterbury A Genealogical History of the Descendants of George and Mary Boone Who

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