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Box D: 2

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Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine , August 12, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 69Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.08.12
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand tells her that due to governement red tape providing bulbs to the National Gallery [of Art] is impossible. He reports Robert and Mildred Bliss will be returning to Washington, D.C. in the autumn. He outlines the needs for flowers in the house and surrounding buildings. Mr. Baker is not likely to resume his former work after his accident. He asks if another tree man should be hired or if an outside person/company should be hired....

Correspondence, January 1942 to October 1943

Sub-Group — Box: D: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: The Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives is a collection of over 6278 individual items of textual materials, drawings, and photographs that document the creation and development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Washington, D.C. between 1920-1979. Robert Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the 53 acre property in 1920 known as "The Oaks" and later as Dumbarton Oaks, and within a year they hired Beatrix Farrand, a landscape gardener, to design a garden for the property that combined French,...

Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 12, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 41Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.05.12
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand tells her it is good news that he will possibly see both Mildred Bliss and Beatrix Farrand soon. He reports that Francis Baker has been moved to a new hosptial and in the hands of the best orthopedic surgeon in Washington, D.C.

Telegram from Beatrix Farrand, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3103 R Street, May 18, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 42Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.05.18
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Western Union telegram from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher thanks him for arranging visit to Dumbarton Oaks and she asked "California" (Mildred Bliss) if dates are convenient. If dates are favorable to Mildred Bliss, she asks if she should stay at the Mayflower or Dumbarton Oaks.

Telegram from Beatrix Farrand, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., May 19, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 43Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.05.19
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Western Union telegram from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher tells him of her changed travel dates to afternoon of June 1st to 5th or 6th. She asks about lodging at Dumbarton Oaks or the Mayflower during her visit.

Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 19, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 44Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.05.19
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Copy of letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand tells her a room will be available for her stay while she visits Dumbarton Oaks. He will also arrange a room for her at The Mayflower or Shoreham in case her exact dates change.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., May 19, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 45Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.05.19B
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher tells him it seems essential to have Mildred Bliss and her together while she is at Dumbarton Oaks. She sent him a telegram with her altered dates. Farrand thinks it will be interesting to hear whether he and James Bryce decided to supply plants to the National Gallery [of Art].

Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 21, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 46Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.05.21
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand tells her there are preparations being made for the Blisses return and Dumbarton Oaks is in a state of jitters. He thinks it would be helpful for Farrand to meet with the Blisses and the National Park personal, Irving Root and Mr. Kline.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., May 21, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 47Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.05.21
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher tells him her travel dates and arrival at Dumbarton Oaks. She asks if he can offer lodging while she is there, if not, she will stay wherever he is able to find place for her.

Letter from Donald L. Kline, Planning Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Capital Parks, Washington to Beatrix Farrand, Landscape Architect, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 21, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 48Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:Kline 1942.05.21
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Donald Kline to Beatrix Farrand. A copy of the letter was sent to John Thacher. Kline tells her that he request $8,600 in the National Captial Parks District of Columbia budget for personnel and materials to properly maintain the area in the present condition. He is uncertain if Congress will pass the budgeted amount of even $4000. Four copies of letter with original.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., May 25, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 49Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.05.25
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature by secretary for Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher send him a carbon copy of a letter being sent to Irving Root, National Park Service telling him to call a meeting of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Advisory Committee and have Donald Kline and Newton Drury attend if possible. This will be the first time one of the Blisses can be in attendence. Secretary likely Isabelle M. Stover.

Letter from Ellis Russell, Tenth Floor, 67 Wall Street, New York to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 25, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 50Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:ER 1942.05.25
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Ellis Russell to Beatrix Farrand discusses the amount requested in the budget by the National Park Service for the Dumbarton Oaks Park and offered guidance on the distribution of the money under the direction of a committee appointed of the deed of trust. He has consulted with Mr. Delefield on the matter who thinks that even if a trust was created by the Blisses for Dumbarton Oaks Park, it would probably result in the reduction of the public...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., May 28, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 51Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.05.28
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Typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher tells him she is sending the agenda for the upcoming meeting with Robert and Mildred Bliss. Copies of the letter are also being sent to G. Frederick Coles, James Bryce, and Anne Sweeney. She is looking forward to the visit.

Telegram from Ruth Havey, New York, N.Y. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Dumbarton Oaks 3101 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., June 3, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 53Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:RH 1942.06.03
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Western Union telegraph from Ruth Havey to Beatrix Farrand tells her the time she is arriving in Washington, D.C.

Letter from Ruth M. Havey, Twenty-five Fifth Avenue, New York to John Thacher, 3101 R Street N.W., Washington, D.C, June 8, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 54Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:RH 1942.06.08
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Ruth Havey to John Thacher sends him the dummy and a small scale sketch for the historical tablet. The dummy for the 32nd Street tablet will follow later. The arrangement for future work at Dumbarton Oaks is heart-warming. She is going to Bar Harbor, Maine and has high hopes that her and Beatrix Farrand will arrive at a work solution.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., June 12, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 55Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.06.12
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher thanks him for his hospitality during her visit to Dumbarton Oaks. She will be meeting with Ruth Havey and review what she discussed with him. She asks about the flower bulbs for the National Gallery [of Art], so they are not paying last minute prices and getting poor quality. Miss Snow reports the Blisses are on their way back to Dumbarton Oaks. Robert and Mildred Bliss will be attending another meeting of the...

Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, June 15, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 56Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.06.15
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand tells her Ruth Havey's visit was successful and she later sent dummies for the 32nd Street tablet and historic tablet on R Street. They were returned to her with suggestions. He reports the trefoil gate drawing is improved, but still needs work. An answer about flowers for the National Gallery [of Art] is still pending. David Finley will go over the question with Bryce this coming week. Finley needs to get three competitive bids...

Telegram from Beatrix Farrand, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, 3101 R Street, June 16, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 57Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.06.16
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Western Union telegram from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher tells him Ruth Havey is at Reef Point and excellent progress is being made. The historic tablet progress is good. She asks him to wire her when Mildred Bliss arrives in Washington, D.C. to discuss historic tablet.

Text for telegram from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbour, Maine, June 16, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 58Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.06.16
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Text for Western Union telegram from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand tells her he is delighted to hear things are progressing well [with Ruth Havey on historic tablet]. Robert and Mildred Bliss return on June 26 for ten days.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., June 18, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 59Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.06.18
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature and postscript from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher discusses her feeling grateful for the help resolving the flower bulb issue with David Finley for the National Gallery [of Art]; need for changes to the trefoil gate, changes on the 32nd Street tablet; the historic tablet; and raising of the North Vista grade after speaking with James Bryce. Farrand and Ruth Havey have made progress on project work and agreed on a "trial marriage" for working...

Letter from John S. Thacher to Ruth Havey, 25, Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y., June 20, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 60Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.06.20
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Ruth Havey tells her he would like to see and review the drawings for the 32nd and historic tablets before Robert and Mildred Bliss return to Dumbarton Oaks. He is glad her visit with Beatrix Farrand is going well.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 61Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.06.22
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher asks the result of the meeting with the Dumbarton Oaks Park Committee Meeting and if any progress was made with Irving Root and Donald L. Kline. She inquires if Robert and Mildred Bliss will return to Washington, D.C. next winter and where they will live. She hopes the scheme for the historic tablet on R Street meets his approval and offers her opinion on it and the construction in the wall.

Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, June 27, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 62Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.06.27
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand tells her Robert and Mildred Bliss were shocked by the condition of the Dumbarton Oaks Park and made their concern clear to Irving Root and Donald Kline from the National Park Service. He reports the Blisses have probably decided to hold off on establishing a trust fund for the park until the Park Commission has taken some action. James Bryce is working with David Finley about bulbs for the National Gallery [of Art]. He is...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., July 24, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 64Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1942.07.24
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher encloses her half yearly statement ending June 30, 1942 for work done at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. The Beatrix Farrand, Agent account has a positive balance. She is covering part of Ruth Havey's time filling in for her and finds it difficult to divide her professional costs between Harvard University and Mildred Bliss on other projects. She will be working with Ruth Havey again in September at Bar...

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, July 31, 1942 Digital

File — Box: D: 2, Folder: 65Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1942.07.31
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand sends her a check for her services from January 1 to June 30, 1942. He asks that she let him know when her account needs to be replenished. Thacher reports on his health screening for entering the Navy Reserves and taking a few enjoyable days away to the Hot Springs where he had good conversations with Lewis Delafield. There is still no final word about the bulbs for the National Gallery [of Art]. He reports on happenings at...