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Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, May 20, 1941
Alternate Title
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, May 20, 1941
Beatrix Farrand
John Thacher
Date Written
Garden Area
Dumbarton Oaks Park
Green Garden

Letter regarding the widening and construction of paths for Dumbarton Oaks Park, Beatrix Farrand's next planned trip to Dumbarton Oaks, and how to cover Anne Sweeney's salary.

Typewritten letter on Beatrix Farrand's San Marino, California letterhead. Address crossed out and "Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine" typed beside it. Signed in black ink. Penciled question mark besides paragraph discussing Anne Sweeney's salary.

Includes carbon copy of a letter from Beatrix Farrand to James Bryce, discussing the logistics involved in widening and constructing a path in Dumbarton Oaks Park, the budget for Anne Sweeney's salary, and various garden-related matters.

Enclosed typewritten carbon copy; unsigned. Penciled note at the top, "For Mr. Thacher."

Title created by cataloger.

Accession No.
D:BF 1941.05.20B
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Index Terms
budget for landscape work at DO → Harvard transition and → what is allocated?
Clark, Ethel Burnet → on Dumbarton Rock location as DO boundary
Dumbarton, Rock of → Clark on location of, as boundary for DO
Dumbarton Oaks → boundaries of → Dumbarton Rock and
Dumbarton Oaks Park → path widening in → clarifying for MB to JT on reasons for
Dumbarton Oaks Park → Whitehaven Street entrance to → Blisses on design and construction of
Farrand, Beatrix, scheduling → 1941, June at DO
Green Garden → (great) white oak in → pruning of
oaks → at Dumbarton Oaks → great white, pruning of
paths → in DO Park, widening of → clarifying for MB to JT on reasons for
R Street → Dumbarton Rock location as DO boundary and
Rock of Dumbarton → Clark on location of, as boundary for DO
Russell, Ellis → Sweeney job tenure and
Sweeney, Anne → continued work at DO of, after transfer to Harvard → discussion with JT on