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Title
Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, April 4, 1947
Alternate Title
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, April 4, 1947
Sender
Beatrix Farrand
Recipient
John Thacher
Date Written
1947
Garden Area
Unassigned
Description

Typewritten letter discusses John Thacher's appreciation of Beatrix Farrand's circumstances leading to retirement and her resignation as Consulting Landscape Gardener at Dumbarton Oaks. She asks to delay the business end of the retirement agreement. Beatrix Farrand mentions the inability to travel to Dumbarton Oaks this Spring and explains why she continues as Consulting Landscape Gardener at the Arnold Arboretum. Lastly she offers support for Anne Sweeney in her position at Dumbarton Oaks.

On Beatrix Farrand's Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead with the address crossed through and replaced with the Valley Club of Monecito, Santa Barbara, California.

Handwritten signature, perhaps not that of Beatrix Farrand, but her secretary, Isabelle M. Stover, who typed and signed letter on her behalf. Isabelle M. Stover is at Reef Point.

Postscript indicates a letter is being sent to Mildred Bliss tomorrow.

Title created by cataloger.

Accession No.
D:BF 1947.04.04
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Details
Work Types
correspondence
Subjects
retirement
resignation
letters (correspondence)
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Dumbarton Oaks
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
Washington (D.C.)
Boston (Mass.)
Arnold Arboretum
consulting
consultants
Walter, Clementine
spring (season)
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Sweeney, Anne
salaries
Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Boston, Massachusetts)
Ability. Influence of age on
Collection
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
Repository
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Location
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Index Terms
Arnold Arboretum → BF consulting for → physical energy requirements for
Farrand, Beatrix → retirement of → reasons for
Farrand, Beatrix, scheduling → 1947, Boston meeting with RP
Farrand, Beatrix, scheduling → 1947, spring at DO → unable to travel to DO
Patterson, Robert W., scheduling → 1947, Boston meeting with BF
Sweeney, Anne → Reef Point visit 1947 by → BF on funding for
Sweeney, Anne → Reef Point visit 1947 by → BF suggesting