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Dumbarton Oaks

 
 
Dumbarton Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 11, 2017
1. Dumbarton Oaks Marker
Inscription. In 1702 The Rock of Dumbarton was granted by Queen Anne to Colonel Ninian Beall — In 1717 Colonel George Beall - his son - added to his lands - In 1780 Thomas Beall - his son - sold the property to William Dorsey and in 1801 William Hammond Dorsey built this house in 1805 - He sold it to Robert Beverly who named it Acrolophos House - In 1822 he bequeathed it to James Bradshaw Beverley. James Edward Calhoun bought the property in 1823

In 1820 Brook Mackall Purchased the land and sold it in 1846 to Edward Magruder Linthicum - He enlarged the house and garden - changed the name to Monterey and bequeathed it in 1869 to Edward Linthicum Dent - In 1891 Henry Fitch Blount bought the property and named it the Oaks - His widow sold it to Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss who remodelled the house - added to the grounds - enlarged the gardens and rechristened the whole Dumbarton Oaks in 1920.


The Dumbarton Oaks
Research Library and Collection
And its gardens
were conveyed to
Harvard University
In 1940 by
Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss

 
Location. 38° 54.806′ N, 77° 3.8′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on R Street Northwest. Click for map. Marker
Dumbarton Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 11, 2017
2. Dumbarton Oaks Marker
Left Panel
is at or near this postal address: 3101 R Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watching the Flames (about 700 feet away); The Georgetown Heights (about 700 feet away); Parrott Ropewalk (about 700 feet away); South Lawn (about 800 feet away); The Original Georgetown Reservoir (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilleary's Smiling Corner (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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By Allen C. Browne, February 11, 2017
3. Dumbarton Oaks Marker
Right Panel
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By Allen C. Browne, February 11, 2017
4. Dumbarton Oaks Marker
Middle Panel
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5. Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 11, 2017
6. Dumbarton Oaks
Quiescit Anima Libris<br>(The Soul finds Respite in Books) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 11, 2017
7. Quiescit Anima Libris
(The Soul finds Respite in Books)

Those responsible for scholarship
should remember that Humanities
cannot be fostered by confusing
instruction and education
that was my husband's
as well as my with that the
Mediterranean interpretation
of Humanities disciplines
shall predominate, that gardens
have their place in the humanitist
order of life and that trees
are noble elements to be protected
by successive generations
and not to be neglected
or lightly destroyed  —  Mildred Bliss

The
Dumbarton Oaks
Garden Library
Quod Severis Metes<br>(As you Sow, so shall you Reap) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 11, 2017
8. Quod Severis Metes
(As you Sow, so shall you Reap)

The Dumbarton Oakes
Research Library and Collection
has been assembled and conveyed to
Harvard University
By Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss
That the continuity of scholarship in
the Byzantine and
Mediaeval Humanities
may remain unbroken
to clarify an everchanging present
and to
inform the future with wisdom
MCMXL
The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections<br>and the Gardens image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 11, 2017
9. The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections
and the Gardens
— are the property of
The Trustees for Harvard University — MCMXII
 
 
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