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Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, May 13, 1941

Accession number D:BF 1941.05.13
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to John Thacher, May 13, 1941
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Letter following through on garden-related issues mentioned during the previous Dumbarton Oaks meeting between Beatrix Farrand and John Thacher.  They are waiting for the Committee to have the final say on the employment of previously-held gardeners and the garden guide, Anne Sweeney. Beatrix Farrand mentions Anne Sweeney's future position be official guide for the schoolchildren who visit the gardens. She ends the letter approving of John Thacher's decision to stay at Dumbarton Oaks and asks in a postscript for the 'name and titles' of Irving C. Root so that she may "prod" him for answers.

Typewritten letter on Beatrix Farrand's New York letterhead. The address is crossed out and "Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine" typed beside it. Faint signature in black ink.

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Bar Harbor (Me.)
Root, Irving C.
Harvard University
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Park (Washington, D.C.)
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Age and employment
School children
guides (people)
School field trips
Outdoor education
Sweeney, Anne
Moving, Household
letters (correspondence)


Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives


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