Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., May 13, 1941 Digital
Scope and Contents
Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher discusses the follow through on garden-related issues mentioned during the previous Dumbarton Oaks meeting between the two of them. They are waiting for the Committee to have the final say on the employment of previously-held gardeners and the garden guide, Anne Sweeney. Beatrix Farrand mentions Anne Sweeney's future position be official guide for the schoolchildren who visit the gardens. She ends the letter approving of John Thacher's decision to stay at Dumbarton Oaks and asks in a postscript for the 'name and titles' of Irving C. Root so that she may "prod" him for answers. Written on Beatrix Farrand letterhead with 124 East O Street, New York address canceled with typescript 'x's.
- May 13, 1941
- Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959 (Correspondent, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials chiefly in English with a few items in Greek, Latin, French, Italian, or Spanish.
Conditions Governing Access
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Extent23 boxes (approximately 2632 items including correspondence, expense reports, invoices, estimates, deposit records, book lists, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and plant lists.)
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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