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  • Ernest W. Wiggin — Dumbarton Oaks
    as a Bridge Engineer At Dumbarton Oaks Wiggin consulted on retaining walls and landscape grading for the terraces Beatrix Farrand built east of the mansion References 1930 United States Census Population Schedule New Haven New Haven Connecticut p 13A Line 1 Ernest W Wiggin household digital images Ancestry com http ancestry com accessed August 6 2014 citing NARA microfilm publication T626 roll 278 Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Twenty Eighth

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/garden-archives/biographies/ernest-w-wiggin (2016-02-18)
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  • Ernesta Barlow — Dumbarton Oaks
    Biographies Ernesta Barlow Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Ernesta Barlow Info Ernesta Barlow Barlow Ernesta Drinker Bullitt 1892 1981 Document Actions Print this Share Previous Ernest W Wiggin Next Ethel Burnet Clark 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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  • Ethel Burnet Clark — Dumbarton Oaks
    the small bindery operation meant to publish on campus the works of Dumbarton Oaks scholars During her tenure at the bindery which lasted until 1942 they bound 388 volumes Otto Zahn took over in 1942 allowing Clark to focus on her duties as curator of rare books At the time Mildred Bliss was avidly seeking to expand the collection with the help of Beatrix Farrand A number of book lists from the 1940s record the acquisitions that fell under Ethel Clark s care During the war years Clark returned temporarily to bookbinding In 1943 44 she supervised a volunteer group that took equipment and supplies to Walter Reed Hospital where they taught convalescing soldiers the art of bookbinding During this time Clark also gave a number of informal talks to Dumbarton Oaks staff scholars and fellows on the topics of rare books In 1944 she reached retirement age and at this time her salary was reduced and her title was changed to Honorary Keeper of Rare Books Clark lived in the Acorn Cottage for free for a time and continued supervising volunteers Even after she stopped working regularly at Dumbarton Oaks in 1948 she retained Emerita status until 1965 References

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  • Etheldreda S. Reid — Dumbarton Oaks
    of the Mt Desert Garden Club Bar Harbor Maine discussing the future of the Reef Point Gardens References Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives F13 Crowninsheild 1956 02 16 Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Rare Book Collection Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University Washington D C Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives F13 RP 1956 03 01 Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Rare Book Collection Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University Washington D C Document Actions

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  • F. F. Gillen — Dumbarton Oaks
    F F He was Acting Superintendent of the National Capital Parks National Park Service Department of the Interior Washington D C References Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives D FFG 1941 06 26 Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Rare Book Collection Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University Washington D C Document Actions Print this Share Previous Etheldreda S Reid Next F G Staack Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW

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  • F. & G. Staack — Dumbarton Oaks
    in New York City list F G Staack as vendor in the documentation of provenance References F and G Staack as Vendor Cooper Hewitt Accessed August 1 2014 https collection cooperhewitt org people 18058441 objects vendor Myers Mary L French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century New Haven CT Yale University Press 1991 http www metmuseum org research metpublications French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century

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  • Fred S. Gichner Iron Works — Dumbarton Oaks
    shop Fred S Gichner Ironworks expanded to seventy employees in 1929 In 1930 the company incorporated In the 1950s Gichner Ironworks provided estimates on projects in the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Washington D C By the 1960s Gichner Ironworks had expanded from a focus on ornamental metalwork to construction steel manufacture and metal fabricating In addition to his thriving ironwork business Fred S Gichner was known for his efforts to extricate Jewish friends and family members from Europe in the late 1930s and early 1940s Fred S Gichner died on September 15 1956 His son Henry became president of Gichner Ironworks and moved the operations to Beltsville MD in 1965 Henry sold the company in 1982 to Jack Benson and Lennie Umbaugh of J M Benson and JMB Corp and the company remained an active business until at least 1989 Henry Gichner died on December 29 1994 References F S Gichner Iron Works Inc Washington D C 1941 Iron and steel work graphic Finding aid at the Library of Congress Research and Reference Services Archivegrid Accessed August 18 2014 http beta worldcat org archivegrid collection data 55077922 Fred S Gichner correspondence 1938 1949 Finding aid at the United States Holocaust Memorial

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  • Frederick H. Brooke — Dumbarton Oaks
    Paris before opening his own architectural firm in Washington D C Beginning in 1906 and continuing for forty years Brooke s firm successfully built and renovated many homes for clients in Georgetown and Sheridan Kalorama earning a favorable reputation among the elite His other well known commissions included the District of Columbia War Memorial constructed in 1931 the Virginia Episcopal School and the ambassador s residence at the British Embassy in D C At Dumbarton Oaks Brooke worked directly with Mildred Bliss She tasked him to return the neglected mansion to its original Georgian appearance strip it of Second Empire and Victorian architectural accretions and update the interiors Inside the house he remodeled the Oval Salon and Living Room but his designs did not ultimately satisfy Mildred Bliss Certain details such as his choice of varied moldings arranged at the same height displeased her In 1923 she let him go and hired the architectural firm of McKim Mead White in his place Between 1926 and 1929 Armand Albert Rateau redesigned and renovated the Frederick H Brooke rooms so that none of his interiors remain References A Home of the Humanities The Collecting and Patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss Edited by James N Carder Washington DC Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 2010 Brooke Frederick H 1879 1961 Progressive Architecture 42 February 1961 60 Carder James Frederick H Brooke Architectural Plans and Drawings Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection Dumbarton Oaks Archives Accessed February 10 2014 http www doaks org library archives dumbarton oaks archives architectural plans and drawings frederick h brooke architectural plans and drawings Tamulevich Susan Dumbarton Oaks Garden Into Art New York The Monacelli Press 2001 Karson Robin S A Genius for Place American Landscapes of the Country Place Era Amherst MA University of Massachusetts Press

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