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Title
Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, March 21, 1947
Alternate Title
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, March 21, 1947
Sender
Beatrix Farrand
Recipient
John Thacher
Date Written
1947
Garden Area
Unassigned
Description

Typewritten letter informs John Thacher of Beatrix Farrand's resignation as Consulting Landscape Gardener at Dumbarton Oaks due to the strain of conflicting personalities, complications, delays and details on the gardening side and the physical inability to walk the grounds. She asks for honorary or emeritus status status with the intention of standing behind Robert Patterson. Beatrix Farrand communicates the decision is difficult as the work done at Dumbarton Oaks was the "best of a fifty year practice." She makes a plea for Anne Sweeney as an important member of the garden side of Dumbarton Oaks.

Handwritten signature, perhaps not that of Beatrix Farrand, but her secretary, Isabelle M. Stover, on her behalf.

Title created by cataloger. 

Accession No.
D:BF 1947.03.21
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Work Types
correspondence
Subjects
letters (correspondence)
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
retirement
resignation
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
consultants
consulting
Dumbarton Oaks
resignation letters
notes
illness
health
travel
Harvard University
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Fatigue
Honor
Sweeney, Anne
salaries
work
Ability. Influence of age on
Age and employment
Collection
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
Repository
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Location
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Index Terms
Farrand, Beatrix → retirement of → BF letter to JT on
planting record book (Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks) → BF on finishing of
Sweeney, Anne → future at DO for → BF to JT on importance of