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FILE — Box: D: 1, Folder: 49 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.06.23

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1941 Digital

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1941
Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1941

Scope and Contents

Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher clarifies Beatrix Farrand's salary and how she is to be paid. Beatrix Farrand also discusses other budget matters, such as maintenance costs for the gardens that should be accounted for in the budget and making the garden grounds available for school field trips to maintain Dumbarton Oaks' tax exemption for educational purposes. She asks for Alberta Carpenter to send her the expenses for heat, repairs, and incidental expenses for the garden and to James Bryce. She is relieve to hear the favorable news about Barbara Sessions.

Dates

  • June 23, 1941

Creator

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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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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