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FILE — Box: D: 1, Folder: 29 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.03.18

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks Research Collection, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1941 Digital

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks Research Collection, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1941
Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks Research Collection, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1941

Scope and Contents

Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher details the dates of Beatrix Farrand's next planned trip to Dumbarton Oaks and topics she and John Thacher plan to discuss. Specifically, Mildred Bliss' wishes for the Orangery and the drawing room to be part of the discussion. She also plans to work with James Bryce and Anne Sweeney on the Catalogue House while Thacher is away on Harvard business. Beatrix Farrand discusses the health of Robert Bliss and Henri Focillon and her and Max Farrand's impending move from California to Maine. Handwritten postscript by Beatrix Farrand, "The list of questions to discuss will really arrive before I do, but the hubbub here is considerable!" "Carbon copy sent to Mr. Sachs."

Dates

  • March 18, 1941

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English with a few items in Greek, Latin, French, Italian, or Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

An appointment is required to consult the collection. Please submit appointment requests here: http://www.doaks.org/research/library-archives/access-and-hours/schedule-an-appointment For research queries, contact the staff of Rare Book Collection (RareBooksLib@doaks.org).

Extent

23 boxes (approximately 2632 items including correspondence, expense reports, invoices, estimates, deposit records, book lists, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and plant lists.)

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

Dumbarton Oaks holds archival collections in its Rare Book Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, and the Dumbarton Oaks Archives. The collections include: the papers of noteworthy scholars in the three fields that Dumbarton Oaks supports (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape); image collections depicting objects or sites of topical interest to scholars in the three fields; Beatrix Farrand’s personal archive of letters and original drawings that document the development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden; and institutional records and architectural plans and drawings documenting the history of Dumbarton Oaks. For more information about hours and to make an appointment to consult any of the collections listed here, please fill out the request form: https://www.doaks.org/research/library-archives/schedule-an-appointment

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