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Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney, August 4, 1949

 
Accession number B:BF 1949.08.04
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Unassigned
Date
1949
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter discusses a package of books (Architectura ,,, by [Georg Andreas] Böckler, Les délices de la rivière Le Vecht ...; Recueil de dessins [d'une execution peu dispendieuse] by [J.G. (Johann Gottfried)] Grohmann; and Observations on modern gardening by [Horace] Walpole-[Thomas] Whately) being sent to Dumbarton Oaks and asks Anne Sweeney to arrange for their care upon arrival.

Beatrix Farrand mentions she would rather not keep them at Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine as there has been a fire in the neighborhood, and she doesn't want "Dumbarton Oaks books burned in a second one." Beatrix Farrand is looking forward to Anne Sweeney's visit after Labor Day and thank's Anne Sweeney for the photograph of Heracleum Mantegazzianum.

On Beatrix Farrand's letterhead and hand signed in ink by her.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

books
rare books
mailing
fires (events)
burning
Böckler, Georg Andreas
Grohmann, J. G., (Johann Gottfried), 1763-1805
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Giant hogweed
photographs
letters (correspondence)
Whately, Thomas, -1772
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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