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[stationary: F.L. Olmsted
[postmark: BROOKLINE STA. MASS AUG 14 530 PM 86]
Miss Anne Whitney;
Shelburne, N. H.
[written vertically at left in pencil: Olmstead - 86 1886 Leif Eriksen]
[stationary: F.L. OLMSTED, BROOKLINE, MASS.]
14th Aug, 1806,
My Dear Miss Whitney;
Is not something to be said for bushes, that is to say, a long, low hefty thicket of foliage, forming a sort of alcove half about the standing plan of a statue bordering its flanks and rear? I seem to have seen a good effect so gained. And in this
case it would serve to tie the plantation of the informal ground on the west to more of the formal ground on the east.
But if you think the norseman will be seen to better advantage thiswise, I shall not advise any bushes. I do not think any appear as yet in any drawing of mine.
Fred.k Law Olmsted.
Olmsted, Frederick Law and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Frederick Law Olmsted, Brookline, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Shelburne, New Hampshire, 1886 August 14" (1886). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 862.