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Beatrix Farrand to Paul J. Sachs, December 21, 1940

Accession number D:BF 1940.12.21
Alternative title Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Paul J. Sachs, December 21, 1940
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Letter regarding Beatrix Farrand's continued involvement in Dumbarton Oaks Gardens after the transfer of Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University. Farrand specifically mentions the [Dumbarton Oaks] Administrative Committee formed by Harvard for Dumbarton Oaks and is seemingly pleased with its composition to encompass all of Dumbarton Oaks' activities. Beatrix Farrand is interested in meeting with John Thacher when she travels through Washington, D.C.

Added pencil notations at top of first page: "Jack, garden, please handle this from now on [signed] P; say I am sick at present - as I am & have been for a while  - in bed. [signed] P; Please thank Mrs. [Barbara] Sessions for her nice letter of the 21st, [signed] P." It appears Paul Sachs has instructed Jack [John Thacher] to respond to this letter as he is ill and in bed and to also thank Barbara Sessions for her letter.

Typewritten letter with handwritten signature in ink. Includes copy of letter.

Title created by cataloger.


New York (N.Y.)
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Harvard University
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Thacher, John
Bar Harbor (Me.)
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945
New Haven Lawn Club Association
Sessions, Barbara
Hotel Pennsylvania (New York, N.Y.)
Yale University
Universities and colleges
American Historical Association
letters (correspondence)


Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives


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