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Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, January 13, 1942

 
Accession number D:BF 1942.01.13
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, January 13, 1942
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Orangery
Service Court
Date
1942
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter in which Beatrix Farrand elaborates on her thoughts regarding closing the greenhouses and moving flowers into the Orangery. She quotes a portion of a letter from Paul J. Sachs that gave her and Mildred Bliss the impression that the Harvard University Board wishes for Dumbarton Oaks to cut down on their outdoor work and plantings in the gardens. Beatrix Farrand ends the letter by reporting to John Thacher on the physical and mental well-being of Robert and Mildred Bliss.

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 black ink.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Valley Club of Montecito (Montecito, Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Dumbarton Oaks
orangeries
Harvard University
planting
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965
flowers (plants)
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
trees
shrubs
World War, 1939-1945
plants
Sweeney, Anne
guides (people)
botany
Schools
Outdoor education
orchids
Bryce, James
Gardens and war
greenhouses
Patriotism
costs
winter
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Telephone
Air raid wardens
Air raid warning systems United States
travel
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
health
illness
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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