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Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, March 21, 1947

 
Accession number D:BF 1947.03.21
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, March 21, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Unassigned
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter informs John Thacher of Beatrix Farrand's resignation as Consulting Landscape Gardener at Dumbarton Oaks due to the strain of conflicting personalities, complications, delays and details on the gardening side and the physical inability to walk the grounds. She asks for honorary or emeritus status status with the intention of standing behind Robert Patterson. Beatrix Farrand communicates the decision is difficult as the work done at Dumbarton Oaks was the "best of a fifty year practice." She makes a plea for Anne Sweeney as an important member of the garden side of Dumbarton Oaks.

Handwritten signature, perhaps not that of Beatrix Farrand, but her secretary, Isabelle M. Stover, on her behalf.

Title created by cataloger. 

Subjects

letters (correspondence)
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
retirement
resignation
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
consultants
consulting
Dumbarton Oaks
resignation letters
notes
illness
health
travel
Harvard University
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Fatigue
Honor
Sweeney, Anne
salaries
work
Ability. Influence of age on
Age and employment
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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