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Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, October 22, 1945

 
Accession number B:AS 1945.10.22
Alternative title Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, October 22, 1945
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Orangery
East Lawn
Entrance Drive
South Lawn
Date
1945
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand responding to a letter sent to her by Beatrix Farrand, October 12, 1945. Anne Sweeney mentions that John Thacher is not very favorable towards selling anything else even kodachrome photographs of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens and visitors to Dumbarton Oaks Gardens totaled 4,898 for one day in October [1945] which made the grass looks as though a regiment of soldiers had camped on it.

Anne Sweeney is uncertain how to proceed with creating a leaflet for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. She feels the books, The New Book of Trees by Marcus Woodward and a book by Matthews on trees would be useful. She suggests that Beatrix Farrand should talk with John Thacher about the Orangery being made into a Garden Gallery, but a new approach or walkway will probably be needed to keep people off the South Lawn. It may be difficult to select the photographs for the planting record (Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks).

Carbon copy of original correspondence. Original letter lacking in collection.

Unsigned, but probably created by Anne Sweeney based letter sent to her from Beatrix Farrand discussing the same topics, B:BF 1945.10.12.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

postcards
photographs
lawns (landscaped grass)
grass (plant material)
books
botany
trees
reference libraries (institutions)
prints (visual works)
gates
flowers (plants)
Woodward, Marcus. New book of trees
Mathews, F. Schuyler (Ferdinand Schuyler), 1854-1938. Fieldbook of American trees and shrubs
Bell, Ninian
Thacher, John
Carpenter, Alberta S.
Twentieth Century Club (Washington, D.C.)
Evening star (Washington, D.C.)
visitors
leaflets (printed works)
reference books
walkways
walks
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Plant book for Dumbarton Oaks.
Chrysanthemum (genus)
rain
weather
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number B:AS 1945.10.22
Alternative title Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, October 22, 1945
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Orangery
East Lawn
Entrance Drive
South Lawn
Date
1945
Work types
correspondence

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