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Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, October 3, 1945

 
Accession number B:AS 1945.10.03
Alternative title Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, October 3, 1945
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Entrance Drive
Star Garden
Orangery
Herb Garden
Catalogue House
Rose Garden
Date
1945
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter from Anne Sweeney responding to a letter and agenda sent to her by Beatrix Farrand, September 26, 1945.  Anne Sweeney looks forward to Beatrix Farrand's upcoming visit and responds to the agenda items addressing book accounts, purchases, postcards, plant record book (Beatrix Farrand's plant book for Dumbarton Oaks) and leaflet. She mentions her discussion with John Thacher and possible future plans for the Orangery.

The gardens will open for the Autumn season on October 10, 1945 and "remain open as long as the weather permits." Anne Sweeney is expecting a "big crowd" as the Chrysanthemums are in full bloom. She mentions it has been very wet which has benefitted the pyracantha, but the dogwoods and the magnolia buds are not as vivid.

Pencilled in upper right corner: October 3/45.

Letter is a copy of original. Original letter and enclosed agenda are lacking in collection.

Copy unsigned, probably created by Anne Sweeney based on letter sent to her by Beatrix Farrand discussing the same topics, B:BF 1945.10.12.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

gardens
postcards
books
maps (documents)
inscriptions
tablets
orangeries
Garden tours
walks
trees
walkways
offices (work spaces)
bulbs (plants)
prints (visual works)
New York Botanical Garden
Thacher, John
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
journals (periodicals)
Carpenter, Alberta S.
leaflets (printed works)
reprints
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
funding
expense accounts
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Plant book for Dumbarton Oaks.
photographs
vines
Magnolia (genus)
dogwoods
botanical gardens
Pyracantha
Fogg, John Milton, 1898-. Weeds of lawn and garden.
Broun, Maurice, 1906-1979. Index to North American ferns.
Wherry, Edgar Theodore, 1885-. Guide to eastern ferns.
Chase, Agnes, 1869-1963. First book of grasses.
Fink, Bruce, 1861-1927. Lichen flora of the United States.
Griscom, Ludlow, 1890-1959. Modern bird study.
rest rooms
Hitchcock, A.S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935. Manual of the grasses of the United States
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:AS 1945.10.03
Alternative title Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, October 3, 1945
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Entrance Drive
Star Garden
Orangery
Herb Garden
Catalogue House
Rose Garden
Date
1945
Work types
correspondence

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