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Godshalk, Clarence E.

1959/08/24: C. E. Godshalk to Sterling Morton

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3 sheets
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August 24 1959
Letter from C. E. Godshalk to Sterling Morton saying he is sorry Mrs. Morton's digestive upset makes it impossible for them to go on their Africa trip. He sympathizes as he has digestive issue of his own. He discusses using crushed stone as a solid base, the size of the remodeled Thornhill terrace, the wooden treads on the rotunda terrace steps, and the replacement of Thornhill's revolving door. He has a traffic pattern worked out for the fall. The contractors are trying to get steel to finish the bridge. He updated Morton on the Route 53 project. He related that Tribune writers (Mr. Orr and Miss Knock) are not doing write-ups about the Arboretum since Mr. Spencer began handling the publicity. Families have enjoyed swimming in Arbor Lake this summer. Godshalk has been asked by the president of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboretums to chair a committee to prepare an exhibit for the the AABGA at the International Horticultural Exhibit at Rotterdam, March 25-September 25, 1960. Would the trustees like to contribute?