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Box D: 1

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Contains 28 Results:

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut, January 2, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 8Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.01.02
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand acknowledges receipt of her telegram (D:BF 1941.01.01) extending New Year's greetings, and acknowledges Beatrix Farrand's plans to visit Dumbarton Oaks on Friday January 17, 1941. John Thacher also mentions Beatrix Farrand meeting with David Finley of the National Gallery [of Art] to discuss their planting while she is in town.

Telegram from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut, January 6, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 10Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.01.06
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Text for possibly a telegram from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand acknowledges Beatrix Farrand's expected arrival in Washington, D.C. on January 16, 1941. John Thacher also requests Beatrix Farrand's next address. Includes penciled note, "Straight Win" and "Mich 3101 Nat' 6600."

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street, New York, New York, January 13, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 13Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.01.13
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand responds to her letter of January 10 (D:BF 1941.01.10). John Thacher emphasizes Beatrix Farrand's usefulness to the "new [Harvard] order" at Dumbarton Oaks and how the focus of Dumbarton Oaks, and consequently the gardens, will have to change.; he responds to her earlier suggestion of preparing material for their meeting by stressing that the general problem of how the gardens can be changed should be their main concern.

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, March, 4, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 24Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.03.04
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand discusses ongoing garden projects and suggests planting simplifications, especially in the vegetable gardens, greenhouses, and orangery. He refers to the Fountain Terrace as "the flower garden" on page 1. He mentions an upcoming lecture by Professor Doro Levi and the gardens opening for the Home for Incurables, but feels there will be plenty of time to meeting with Mildred Bliss and discuss Harvard [University's] problems between...

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, June 19, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 48Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.06.19
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand responds to her letters of June 12 (D:BF 1941.06.12) and June 17 (D:BF 1941.06.17) regarding various garden-related matters, such as Dumbarton Oaks' expense report, signage in the garden as the current ones are horrible, Beatrix Farrand's salary, Barbara Sessions recovering in Rockville, and John Thacher's travel plans to Cambridge and the Fogg Museum, Camden, and Bar Harbor. He reports having dinner on the train with Lawrence...

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, June 25, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 53Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.06.25
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand responds to her two letters of June 23 (D:BF 1941.06.23 and D:BF 1941.06.23B) regarding Beatrix Farrand's financial arrangements which are entirely clear in his mind. John Thacher also answers her earlier questions regarding the budget, his address while he's away, the use of the gardens for schoolchildren to be on hold until September, and work being done by John W. Davis, architect in the library at Dumbarton Oaks. Includes...

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, July 16, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 60Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.07.16
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand acknowledges her letter and memoranda of July 12 and encloses a check addressed to Beatrix Farrand and another check addressed to her agent account. John Thacher references his upcoming visit to Beatrix Farrand in Bar Harbor, Maine during which he plans to update her on Dumbarton Oaks matters. Ethel Burnet Clark received a satisfactory letter from Mildred Bliss and Ellis Russell is coming to Dumbarton Oaks. He says he looks...

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 4, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 63Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.08.04
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand responds to Isabelle Stover's letter of July 22, 1941 (D:IMS 1941.07.22) confirming that Anne Sweeney's salary would be paid with contributions from Beatrix Farrand, Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, and the balance paid from savings of James Bryce's garden budget. He sends to her a check for the Beatrix Farrand, Agent account. He is assuming that Anne Sweeney's railway fair will be taken out of it.

Letter from John S. Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, Beatrix Farrand, Agent, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, December 6, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 81Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.12.06
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand encloses a $250.00 check for the Beatrix Farrand's Agent account for seed and bulb purchases made for Dumbarton Oaks.

Beatrix Farrand's itinerary, November 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 75Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:Mrs. Farrand's itinerary 1941.11.xx
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Typescript itinerary for Beatrix Farrand details her November 1941 journey from Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Valley Club of Montecito, Santa Barbara, California. Her itinerary includes a stop in Washington, DC from Friday, November 21 to Tuesday, November 25 for consulting work at Dumbarton Oaks.

Letter from Ruth M. Havey, Twenty-five Fifth Avenue, New York to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, D.C., December 6, 1940 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 3Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:RH 1940.12.06
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Handsigned typescript letter from from Ruth M. Havey to Mildred Bliss encloses a report on the status of various Dumbarton Oaks garden project problems. The report is no longer with the letter. The report may be accession number: D:RH 1940.12.03.

Letter from John S. Thacher to Ruth M. Havey, 25 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, February 14, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 17Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.02.14
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Ruth Havey asks her to send him a list of unfinished matters relating to the Dumbarton Oaks garden finials, lanterns, statues, tablets, inscription, etc. He wants to concentrate on finishing them up within the next month.

Letter from John Thacher to Ruth M. Havey, 25, Fifth Avenue, New York City, February 21, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 22Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.02.21
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Ruth Havey tells her that he looks forward to receiving the sketch for the stone bench in the loggia and for the lantern in the Service Court. He is going to give the inscriptions for the Forsythia gate to G. Frederick Coles and arrange painting of the gate. Coles is working on the finials at the service entrance. Beatrix Farrand will consult with Mildred Bliss about the inscription tablet. Farrand's desire is to eliminate the chronological...

Letter from John Thacher to Ruth M. Havey, 25, Fifth Avenue, New York City, March 6, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 25Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.03.06
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Ruth Havey asks about the decision for the final position of the Service Court lantern. Beatrix Farrand wrote inquiring about it.

Letter from John Thacher to Ruth M. Havey, 25, Fifth Avenue, New York City, March 24, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 35Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:JT 1941.03.24
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Copy of typescript letter from John Thacher to Ruth Havey tells her the Service Court lantern has been built and estimates for the support to hold it have already been made. The cost for the estimates was $65.00. Beatrix Farrand and Mildred Bliss will likely settle the matter of cost. He doesn't think any more designs are needed, but he may be mistaken. Beatrix Farrand will be at Dumbarton Oaks the third week in April and it is best to wait to settle all matters then.

Letter from Nettie N. Benson, National Park Service, Washington to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, October 23, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 72Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:Benson 1941.10.23
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Nettie Benson on behalf of Newton B. Drury to Beatrix Farrand responds to Farrand's letter of October 20, 1941 regarding the November availability of Newton B. Drury, Director of the National Park Service.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Paul J. Sachs, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 21, 1940 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 5Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1940.12.21
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Paul Sachs discusses Beatrix Farrand's continued involvement in Dumbarton Oaks Gardens after the transfer of Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University. Beatrix specifically mentions the [Dumbarton Oaks] Administrative Committee formed by Harvard for Dumbarton Oaks and is seemingly pleased with its composition to encompass all of Dumbarton Oaks' activities. Beatrix is interested in meeting with John Thacher when she travels...

Telegram from Beatrix Farrand, New Haven, Connecticut to John S. Thacher, 3101 R Street, January 1, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.01.01
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Western Union telegram from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher discusses dates for Beatrix Farrand's upcoming trip to Dumbarton Oaks, which will also include a trip to Princeton and to Chicago. Beatrix will plan to spend part of Friday, January 17, 1941 meeting with John Thacher unless it is impossible due to his prior engagements.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Director's House, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, January 29, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 14Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.01.29
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Handwritten letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher declines an invitation to listen to lectures by Henri Focillon, Senior Research Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks and asks John Thacher to convey her regrets. She ends the letter with a report of a telephone conversation with Mr. and Mrs. Bliss, and mentions Mr. Bliss' slow recovery from a cold.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Director's House, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Paul J. Sachs, February 9, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 16Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.02.09
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Handwritten letter from Beatrix Farrand to Paul Sachs in response to his letter (D:PJS 1941.02.03) discusses Beatrix Farrand's continued work as a consultant for Dumbarton Oaks, specifically regarding payment, expenses, and the possibility of a trial period. She concludes with a promise to send notes to Paul Sachs and to John Thacher on subjects discussed during on an earlier trip to Dumbarton Oaks. "Jack" heavily penciled by hand in top right corner probably refers to John Thacher.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., February 18, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 19Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.02.18
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher requests updates on ongoing garden projects such as removing Herb Garden beds, completing furniture for the Museum Courtyard, and inscribing the Forsythia gate. Enclosed was a carbon copy of the letter to Paul J. Sachs informing the Administrative Board of Dumbarton Oaks about the same ongoing projects. "Mr. Thacher" typed at the top of the first page of the carbon copy.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Paul J. Sachs, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., February 18, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 20Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.02.18B
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Paul Sachs discusses Farrand's continued employment at Dumbarton Oaks after the gift to Harvard, including a numbered list of unfinished garden projects requested by Mildred Bliss. Handwritten notation in pencil on first page, "Jack. So as not to cross lines with you, please draft an answer for me. p." Implies Paul J. Sach's copy of Beatrix Farrand's letter was forwarded to John Thacher and he asks Thacher to draft a...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to John S. Thacher, Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University, 3101 R Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., March 8, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 26Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.03.08
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher in response to his letter (D:JT 1941.03.04). Beatrix Farrand elaborates on garden projects enumerated in an earlier letter attempting to answer or express her opinion regarding each. Includes a copy of Beatrix Farrand's letter to Paul Sachs regarding dates for her next visit to Dumbarton Oaks (D:BF 1941.03.08B). She mentions her husband, Max Farrand's is resigning from the Huntington Library which is occupying...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Paul J. Sachs, Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University, 3101 R Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., March 8, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 27Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.03.08B
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Paul Sachs in response to his letter (D:PJS 1941.02.20). Beatrix Farrand explains a delay in sending notes for their next meeting as her husband, Max Farrand, had recently retired. She suggests tentative dates for her next visit to Dumbarton Oaks. Heavily penciled "Jack" in the top left corner indicates that Paul Sachs may have wanted John Thacher to provide a response.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to John S. Thacher, Eastward Cottage, Camden, Maine, August 7, 1941 Digital

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 64Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:BF 1941.08.07
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher in response to his letter of August 4 (D:JT 1941.08.04) confirms financial details regarding Beatrix Farrand's Agent account and the contributions from Mildred Bliss, Beatrix Farrand, savings form James Bryce's garden budget, and Dumbarton Oaks as coverage for Anne Sweeney's salary. Beatrix Farrand suggests that the ill health of her husband, Max Farrand, could delay a planned visit from Anne Sweeney to Bar...