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Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, June 11, 1946

 
Accession number D:BF 1946.06.11
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, June 11, 1946 with enclosed Beatrix Farrand notes and copy of letter sent to Mildred Bliss
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Herbaceous Border
Orchard
Star Garden
Orangery
House Exteriors
Rose Garden
Herb Garden
East Lawn
South Side of House
Beech Terrace
Lovers’ Lane Pool
Tennis Court
Box Terrace
Date
1946
Work types
correspondence
notes

Description

Typewritten letter reporting projects discussed with Robert Patterson to thin and replant garden areas, and to improve paths throughout the garden.

Letter written on Beatrix Farrand's, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine letterhead with handwritten corrections in ink.

Handwritten signature in ink.

Enclosed with letter was a typewritten three page copy of a list of suggestions discussed with Mr. Patterson with regard to his first visit to Dumbarton Oaks, May 27-28-29, 1946 created by Beatrix Farrand with Mr. Thacher written in the upper right hand corner to indicate his copy. Suggestions include paving areas around the garden; trimming, thinning, planting, and replacing plants; and planning a parking lot. Handwritten annotations appear to be added later perhaps in John Thacher's hand. These same notes were sent by Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss on the same day B:BF 1946.06.11. A copy of the letter sent to Mildred Bliss is included.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

paving
paving stone
visitors
walks
walkways
paths
Pruning
Ficus (genus)
garden structures
Patterson, Robert W. (1905-1988)
steps (stair units)
walls
shrubs
hedges
yew
stone (worked rock)
fences
ivy
azaleas
Ilex (genus)
Plants
parking (area)
Arnold Arboretum
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Thompson, Harry T.
notes
carbon copies
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number D:BF 1946.06.11
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, June 11, 1946 with enclosed Beatrix Farrand notes and copy of letter sent to Mildred Bliss
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Herbaceous Border
Orchard
Star Garden
Orangery
House Exteriors
Rose Garden
Herb Garden
East Lawn
South Side of House
Beech Terrace
Lovers’ Lane Pool
Tennis Court
Box Terrace
Date
1946
Work types
correspondence
notes

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