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Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, April 4, 1947

 
Accession number D:BF 1947.04.04
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, April 4, 1947
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Unassigned
Date
1947
Work types
correspondence

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.

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
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)