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Title Dr. Rodney H True Correspondence On Arboretum Employees, 1919-1997
Object ID 2011.3.3
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content Letters and Documents Regarding Arboretum Employees, 1910-2000

1919
Copy of document
Specifications for superintendent, "gardiner". Describes responsibilities of the position under Lydia Morris and type of person wanted. Handwritten: "Arnold Arboretum, Specs for Supt 1919"

01/25/1932
Copy of letter
Letter from Russell [?] to Maurice Saul, attorney. Re steps taken to reduce activities. "I have notified Tonkin" …dismantle the Farm, dispose of stock, discontinue all activities of Compton centering on Miss Morris' personal pleasure-greenhouse, gardens. Preference in reconstructing force to man residing on property. Notice given to Adolph (carpenter) and Caie, his employee. 500 chicks ordered for Spring delivery cancelled.

10/31/1938
Copy of letter
Letter from Mrs. William Morrow, thanks for expression of sympathy on death of William Morrow. William Morrow was an employee.

11/03/1938
Copy of letter
Letter from Rodney H. True, Director to Mrs. William Morrow. Condolences on death of Mr. Morrow. William Morrow was an employee [who apparently lived on the premises].

12/03/1938
Copy of letter
Letter from Rodney H. True, Director to Mrs. William Morrow, widow of former employee, William Morrow. Offers to extend occupancy to April 1, [1939]; "you must assume all costs of occupancy".

12/06/1938
Copy of letter
Letter from Mrs. William Morrow to Dr. Rodney H. True. Thanks for extension of time and terms in letter of Dec. 3; Morrow's son to live with her during the winter. William Morrow was an employee.

12/07/1938
Copy of letter
Letter from Rodney H. True, Director to Mrs. William Morrow, acknowledges receipt of her letter agreeing to terms of extended occupancy of house at the Arboretum.

06/1946
Copy of article
Partial article from Morris Arboretum Newsletter, page 41. Staff items: Percy W. Adams, George Campbell, Marion Code, Nathaniel Watkins, William Streeper, Andrew Falkenhagen, Joseph Costanzo, James Gillette, John Tonkin, James O'Neill, James Lambert, Gerald Buckler (neighbor).

12/1949
Copy of article
Notes and Personals from Morris Arboretum Bulletin, page 96. Mentions William H. Erb, Frederic R. Kirkland, Francis Schumann, Evan Randolph, James Lambert (retirement), Charles Gordon Tyrrell. 1 p.

1956
Copy of article
Item on staff and personnel changes. Page 42 of Morris Arboretum Bulletin. Martha H. Starr, Mary O. Milton, John Dourley, Henry J. Burns, P.D. Varadarajan, P.V. Rajappan, George H. Campbell.

1991.09.20 approx.
Original and one copy
Handwritten notes from Bob Gutowski about visit of two sons of William Martin Carlin, Sr. who was chauffeur to Lydia Morris during World War I. Sons are William Carlin, Jr. and Gilbert W. Carlin. 1 p.

1991.10.01
Copy of letter
Letter from Gilbert W. Carlin to Bob Gutowski, thanking for meeting, enclosing photos from the family's time at Morris Arboretum. His father, William Martin Carlin, Sr., was chauffeur to Lydia Morris around 1919-1920. Photocopies of pictures attached. Also 4 pages of typewritten reminiscences from Gilbert about the Carlin family's time at Bloomfield Farm. Mentions Hysore, the grocer, Mrs. Bruce Ford (Sophie DuPont)

12/24/1997
Copy of document
Printout of email from S. Tyrrell to Bob Gutowski. Thanks for tour of Miller's cottage. Her father, C. Gordon Tyrrell, was propagator at Morris Arboretum around 1948. 2 pp.
Date 1919-1997
People Adams, Percy
Carlin Jr, William Martin
Carlin Sr, William Martin
Carlin, Gilbert W
Costanzo, Joe
Costanzo, Joseph
Dourley, John
duPont Ford, Sophie
Erb, William H
Falkenhagen, Andrew
Lambert, James
Milton, Mary O
Morrow, William
O'Neil, James
Russell, William H.
Saul, Maurice Bower
Streeper, William
Tonkin, John
True, Rodney H
Tyrrell, C Gordon
Zoellin, Adolf
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 2000
Dates of Creation 1910-2000