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FILE — Box: D: 2, Folder: 19 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.03.10B

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, Post Office Box 1140, Santa Barbara, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1942 Digital

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, Post Office Box 1140, Santa Barbara, California  to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1942
Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Valley Club of Montecito, Post Office Box 1140, Santa Barbara, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1942

Scope and Contents

Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher tells him of her plans to visit Dumbarton Oaks, during which time her assistant Ruth Havey will meet her so that together they may review the levels and possible designs for the North Vista and walls along the Herbaceous Border. Beatrix Farrand tells him that she is writing Irving Root to arrange a meeting with him or Mr. Kline, landscape architect of the Capital Parks, to address questions about the Clifton Hill walk positions, the gift of the stone seats and their placings, and the widening of the stream walk. She is sending letters to James Bryce, Anne Sweeney, and G. Frederick Coles on details for seed orders, necessary supplies, the Garden Guide Service, and planting changes. She asks him to let her know if the salary check has been sent from Casa Dorinda [Mildred Bliss] for the Catalogue House lady [Anne Sweeney]. She asks him questions about the grounds budget and the Garden Guide salary for next year.

Dates

  • March 10, 1942

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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