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John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, March, 4, 1941

 
Accession number D:JT 1941.03.04
Alternative title Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, March, 4, 1941
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Service Court
Entrance Drive
Orangery
Box Walk
Kitchen Gardens
Catalogue House
East Lawn
South Side of House
Fountain Terrace
Herb Garden
Green Garden
Forsythia Dell
Date
1941
Work types
correspondence

Description

Typewritten letter discussing ongoing garden projects and suggested planting simplifications, especially in the vegetable gardens, greenhouses, and orangery.

Refers to the Fountain Terrace as "the flower garden" on page 1.

Copy of original letter; original lacking in collection.

Enclosed with this letter was a copy of a letter Beatrix Farrand wrote to Paul J. Sachs, February 18, 1941. Enclosed copy lacking in collection, but includes original, D:BF 1941.02.18.

Unsigned, probably written by John Thacher.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

plants
trees
groundcover
vines
flowers (plants)
grass (plant material)
vegetables
Magnolia (genus)
beds (site elements)
chairs (furniture forms)
finials
walls
inscriptions
lettering (layout features)
gates
lanterns (lighting devices)
greenhouses
tablets
painting (coating)
expenses
salaries
storage
orangeries
consulting
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965
Bryce, James
Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969
Coles, Frederick, 1875-
Havey, Ruth, 1899-1980
Levi, Doro, 1898-1991
Sweeney, Anne
San Marino (Calif.)
Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
Mount Vernon (historic site)
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number D:JT 1941.03.04
Alternative title Letter from John Thacher to Beatrix Farrand, March, 4, 1941
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
Service Court
Entrance Drive
Orangery
Box Walk
Kitchen Gardens
Catalogue House
East Lawn
South Side of House
Fountain Terrace
Herb Garden
Green Garden
Forsythia Dell
Date
1941
Work types
correspondence

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