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FILE — Box: D: 2, Folder: 76 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:IR 1942.09.09

Letter and enclosure from Irving C. Root, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Capital Parks, Washington to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, September 9, 1942 Digital

Letter and enclosure from Irving C. Root, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Capital Parks, Washington to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, September 9, 1942
Letter and enclosure from Irving C. Root, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Capital Parks, Washington to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, September 9, 1942

Scope and Contents

Typescript letter with handwritten signature and enclosure from Irving Root, Superintendent, National Park Service, National Capital Parks to Beatrix Farrand tells her their engineering department is proposing a storm water sewer through the Dumbarton Oaks Park to handle the excess water run-off from Wisconsin Avenue and other adjacent property. An enclosure indicates that James Bryce had approved a similar solution to the problem earlier. He sends her the engineering proposal and asks her for approval of it. A copy of this letter was also sent to John Thacher.

Dates

  • September 9, 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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