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John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, June 27, 1944

 
Accession number D:JT 1944.06.27
Alternative title Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, June 27, 1944
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Green Garden
Fellows' Quarters and Yard
Kitchen Gardens
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Herbaceous Border
Acorn House
Ellipse
Date
1944
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter summarizes garden and staff matters discussed in meeting with Beatrix Farrand on her recent visit to Dumbarton Oaks. Items discussed included the Herbaceous Border plantings and walls; re-designs for the Ellipse; the ending of vegetable growing in the Kitchen Gardens after this year; no planting in the dump area; greenhouses to end flower raising in favor of propagation; the possibility of a nursery on adjoining property; the planting of oaks and possible paving of the Green Garden; printing of postcards; purchase of garden books; approval for both Anne Sweeney (to work on record planting book) and James Bryce to visit Reef Point Bar Harbor, Maine; the loss of the tree man, Francis Baker and replacing with Bartlett Tree Company; John Thacher will try and secure Matthew Kearney's release from the U.S. Army; Edith B. Clark will remain in the cottage, but an extra cottage for garden staff will be considered an option; vacations for gardeners; and a donation by Beatrix Farrand to Dumbarton Oaks.

Copy of original letter, unsigned.

Probably sent by John Thacher based on a letter to John Thacher from Beatrix Farrand mentioning the positive decisions from the meeting, D:BF 1944.06.28.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

herbaceous plants
yew
hedges
walls
secretaries (clerical workers)
Sweeney, Anne
vacations
designs (concepts)
vegetables
gardeners
greenhouses
trees
budgets
books
gifts
donations
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Plant book for Dumbarton Oaks.
summer (season)
winter
Chrysanthemum (genus)
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
plans (orthographic projections)
drawings (visual works)
costs
design drawings
construction (assembling)
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Dumbarton Oaks
plantings
Flowers
oaks
Magnolia (genus)
paving
postcards
acquisition
purchasing
Reef Point Gardens (Bar Harbor, Me.)
F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company (Stamford, Conn.)
Kearney, Matthew
Clark, Ethel Burnet
houses
Bryce, James
salaries
labor
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number D:JT 1944.06.27
Alternative title Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, June 27, 1944
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Green Garden
Fellows' Quarters and Yard
Kitchen Gardens
Garden Library and Ribbon Walk
Herbaceous Border
Acorn House
Ellipse
Date
1944
Work types
correspondence

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