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Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, April 23, 1947

 
Accession number D:BF 1947.04.23
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, April 23, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Service Court
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter discusses the balances of the expense accounts for Dumbarton Oaks and the cost of Anne Sweeney's upcoming travel to Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine. Given the current and possible remaining expenses, Beatrix Farrand does not think any funds will remain to paint the greenhouse.

Submitted were records for the Beatrix Farrand account with $600 in fees for professional services and $250 allotted for Anne Sweeney's travel, and the Beatrix Farrand, Agent account showing an overdraft of $8.86. She reports the book account has a balance of $34.07 which she wonders if she should continue this as a reserve fund between herself and Anne Sweeney.

Postscript asking John Thacher if he and Robert Patterson found time to review the Dumbarton Oaks notes (possibly the notes for Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks) approved by Mildred Bliss.

On Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead.

Handwritten signature in ink.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

expense accounts
fees (compensation)
expenses
estimates
Stover, Isabelle M.
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
books
accounts
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
Sweeney, Anne
travel
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Arnold Arboretum
Railroad travel
notes
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Plant book for Dumbarton Oaks.
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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