Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Irving C. Root, Superintendent National Capital Parks, Washington, D.C., May 20, 1941 Digital
Scope and Contents
Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Irving C. Root acknowledges the creation of a Dumbarton Oak Park Committee. She informs Mr. Root, a fellow member of the committee, of Mildred Bliss' desire that a walk-widening or path construction be done hand in hand with other committee members. The committee members are: 1 Bliss member, 1 Harvard member, 1 Farrand member, 1 Superintendent of the National Capital Parks (Irving Root), and a fifth member to be settled upon later. Beatrix Farrand closes the letter by proposing a meeting during her next visit to Dumbarton Oaks to discuss the path construction and the filling of the fifth seat on the committee. This copy was likely sent to Alberta Carpenter to give to John Thacher.
- May 20, 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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