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John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, December 9, 1941

 
Accession number D:JT 1941.12.09
Alternative title Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, December 9, 1941
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
House Interiors
Orangery
Service Court
Date
1941
Work types
correspondence

Description

Letter asking for Beatrix Farrand's opinion on how Dumbarton Oaks and the gardens should adapt for World War II, specifically if they could close the greenhouses and build an air raid shelter underneath it at the west end.

Typewritten copy of letter; unsigned. Original not held in collection. Penciled at the top of first page, "add."

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Gardens and war
Radio broadcasting and war
World War, 1939-1945
radio (telecommunication system)
Peace
greenhouses
Bryce, James
orchids
orangeries
Ficus (genus)
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
spring (season)
Draft
Dumbarton Oaks
Byzantine Collection (Dumbarton Oaks)
Packing for shipment
art collections
Air raid shelters
excavation (process)
expenses
travel
California
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
Valley Club of Montecito (Montecito, Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

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