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Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, January 29, 1942

 
Accession number D:BF 1942.01.29
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, January 29, 1942
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Unassigned
Date
1942
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter concluding Beatrix Farrand's thoughts on the confusion regarding the Harvard Board's garden plans during the War. Beatrix Farrand then explains her plans for spring and her next trip to Dumbarton Oaks. She ends the letter mentioning Anne Sweeney's "botanic classes," James Bryce and Ralph securing their positions with Ellis Russell, and lastly the Bliss' health, along with her husband's health. The typed postscript is in regards to Anne Sweeney's salary. Handwritten beneath the typed postscript is another note, So glad you enjoyed my "Mommy's" Lantern Slides [referring to Mary Cadwalader Jones' book, Lantern slides.

Typewritten letter on Beatrix Farrand's New York letterhead. Address crossed out and "Valley Club of Montecito, Santa Barbara, California." typed beneath it. Signed in faint black ink.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Valley Club of Montecito (Montecito, Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Dumbarton Oaks
Harvard University
boards of directors
gardens
planting
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898
Alice (Fictitious character from Carroll)
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965
travel
spring (season)
Washington (D.C.)
Sweeney, Anne
guides (people)
botany
Bryce, James
Russell, Ellis
World War, 1939-1945
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Arizona
rain
Fog
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
health
illness
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
salaries
lantern slides
Jones, Mary Cadwalader
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)