Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857

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Grandson of Martha Washington.

From the description of ALS : Arlington, Va., to Major Lewis, 1830 Feb. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690100

Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Alexandria, Va., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 June 25. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 78935802

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Alexandria, Va., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 June 25. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822324

George Washington Parke Custis was the son of John Parke Custis who was the stepson of George Washington. Custis' mother was Eleanor Calvert. He grew up at "Mount Vernon" after the death of his father. He married Mary Lee Fitzhugh and lived at "Arlington." His daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis married Robert E. Lee. George Washington Parke Custis was a playwright and agricultural reformer.

From the description of Papers, 1832-1856. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 22999261

From the guide to the George Washington Parke Custis Papers, 1983-1984., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

American playwright; son of John Parke Custis, Martha Washington's son by her first marriage.

From the description of ALS : Arlington, Va., to Anthony Krinnel, 1850 Nov. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591565

From the description of ALS : Arlington, Va., to Charles Carter Lee, Hardy County, Va., 1846 June 29. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145506943

Playwright, step-grandson of George Washington.

From the description of Letter : Arlington House, near Alexandria, D.C., to R.B. Taney, 1834 April 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22341659

Playwright.

From the description of Letter, 1856 Jan 26, Arlington House [Virginia] to G.W. Fords. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 15174932

Jay Winston Johns, Jr. was a coal industrialist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who moved to Virginia and became a leader in preserving homes of renowned Virginians. He married Helen Lambert (1881-1964). Johns became blind in the late 1950's.

He and his wife owned "Ash Lawn," Albemarle County, Virginia which had been the home of James Monroe and designed by Thomas Jefferson. Johns was founder of the Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc., a foundation dedicated to preserving the memory of Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson and the South's part in the Civil War; and a founder of the Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation, an organization whose main purpose was that of purchasing, restoring, and maintaining for the public, homes of renowned men specifically, the Lee-Fendall House in Alexandria, Virginia.

Johns, himself was a strong Democrat and corresponded with and publicly supported all of the prominent Virginia political figures of his time. He was a spirited supporter of the Virginia Military Institute as a member of the Board of Visitors, and as an honorary member of the Alumni Association; a charter member, and later trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; and a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati. He also received an honorary degree from the College of William and Mary in 1967.

From the guide to the Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Custis-Lee-Mason families. Letters, 1756-1863. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948. Papers, 1732-1870 bulk (1824-1868). Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Lee family. Papers, 1824-1918. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Autograph collection containing letters or signatures of James Buchanan, Charles Carroll, Henry Lee, George Washington Parke Custis, William Pitt, John Tyler, and William Wirt: [manuscript], 1757-1859. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bell and Brother. Stereoscopic photograph of Arlington House, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Custis family. Papers, 1683-1858 [microform]. Fred W Smith National Library at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Mount Vernon; Washington Library at Mount Vernon; George Washington Presidential Library
referencedIn Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948,. Papers : of George Bolling Lee, 1841-1868. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Washington family. Papers, 1752-1843. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Custis family. Papers, 1683-1858. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Clinton H. Haskell Civil War collection, Haskell, Clinton H., Civil War collection, 1841-1895 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Letter : Arlington House, to Robert R. Livingston, 1811 May 12. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Letter to William Overton Winston [manuscript], 1856 July 24. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889. Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers, 1842-1882. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Letter : Arlington House, near Alexandria, D.C., to R.B. Taney, 1834 April 17. George Washington University
referencedIn Nelson, Hugh Thomas, 1805-. Papers of the Page and Nelson families [manuscript] 1809-1905. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896,. Joseph Meredith Toner Collection, newspaper clippings, 1816-1895 (bulk 1833-1895). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lee, Mary Custis, 1808-1873. Letter, 1858 February 17. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph letter signed : Mount Vernon, to George Deneale, Clerk of Fairfax County Court, 1799 Feb. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. ALS, [between 1820 and 1857] Nov. 6, Arlington House, to D. Rose. George Washington University
creatorOf Garnett family. Papers of the Garnett family, 1773-1888. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Autograph letter signed : to Col. E. Deneale, 1810 Jan. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Autograph letter signed : Alexandria, Va., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 June 25. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948. Papers, 1813-1924. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Peter, Robert, 1726-1806. Papers of Robert Peter [manuscript], 1696-1897. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Autograph letter signed : Alexandria, Va., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 June 25. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Letter, 1856 Jan 26, Arlington House [Virginia] to G.W. Fords. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Letter, [between 1831 and 1835] Nov. 13, Arlington House, to Directors of the Washington Bridge Company / George WP Custis. George Washington University
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Custis-Lee family papers, 1700-circa 1928 (bulk 1770-1870). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers of Robert E. Lee [manuscript], 1830-1870. n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Henry A. Willard II Collection, 1743-1888, (bulk 1770-1840) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Campbell, John Archibald, 1811-1889. Papers, 1853-1889. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
referencedIn Peale family. Papers, 1705-1898. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Letter to James Anderson [manuscript], 1804 December 25. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Scott, William, b. 1789 or 90. William Scott letter : Scottsburg, to Col. W. H. C. Hosmer, 1871 Apr. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. ALS : Arlington, Va., to Charles Carter Lee, Hardy County, Va., 1846 June 29. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Johns, Jay Winston, 1888-1974. Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Moncure-Lyne family papers, 1640-1943, undated. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Autograph checks signed (2) or Five Dollars and for Sixteen Dollars, 1835 Apr. 2 and 1836 Apr. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers, 1792-1935 [bulk, 1865-1870]. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Papers, 1832-1856. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Battle of Princeton; historical documents. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Custis-Lee Family Papers, 1700-circa 1928, (bulk 1770-1870) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1694-1932. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, papers, 1776-1934. Library of Congress
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
creatorOf George Washington Parke Custis Papers, 1983-1984. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn George Washington papers, 1694-1932 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Papers of the Washington family [manuscript], 1752-1816. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. ALS : Arlington, Va., to Major Lewis, 1830 Feb. 27. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Wright, W. Lloyd (William Lloyd), 1876-1950,. W. Lloyd Wright papers. George Washington University
creatorOf Haskell, Clinton H. Clinton H. Haskell Civil War collection, 1841-1895. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902-. Henry A. Willard II collection, 1743-1888 (bulk 1770-1840). Library of Congress
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, [1837], to Josiah Ogden Hoffman. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Cutts, Mary P. J.,. Papers regarding George Washington and Mt. Vernon [manuscript] 1850-80. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. ALS : Arlington, Va., to Anthony Krinnel, 1850 Nov. 14. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Schnell, Joseph, d. 1914. Papers of Joseph Schnell, 1844-1914. Library of Congress
referencedIn Perske, Martha. Individual manuscripts, 150 AD. - 1998. George Washington University
referencedIn Sartain, John, 1808-1897,. [The Washington family] [graphic] / painted by Edward Savage ; engraved by J. Sartain. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Letter to James Anderson, 1804 December 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Deed [manuscript], 1795 August 3. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Willard, Henry A., 1822-1909,. Collection : of papers relating to George Washington, 1711-1844. Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Letter [manuscript] : Arlington House, to Robert R. Livingston, 1811 May 12. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dandridge family. Dandridge genealogy and family history notes and papers, 1812-1960. Talbot County Free Library
referencedIn Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Papers, 1776-1934 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Leutze, Emanuel, 1816-1868. ALS, 1850 November 10 : Dusseldorf, to George Washington Parke Custis, Arlington House, Virginia. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Lee, Mary Custis, 1835-1918. Papers, 1694-1917. Virginia Historical Society Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Anderson, James, fl. 1804, person
associatedWith Arlington House (Va. : Estate) corporateBody
correspondedWith Asher, James person
associatedWith Atlas Fuel Corporation (Pittsburgh, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bell and Brother. corporateBody
associatedWith Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885 person
associatedWith Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893 person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966 person
associatedWith Campbell, John Archibald, 1811-1889. person
associatedWith Custis family. family
associatedWith Custis family. family
associatedWith Custis Family family
associatedWith Custis-Lee-Mason families. person
associatedWith Dandridge family. family
associatedWith David, Virgil. person
associatedWith de Butts, Harry Ashby, 1895- person
associatedWith Deneale, E., Col, person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Fords, G. W. person
associatedWith Francis Nelson person
associatedWith Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849 person
associatedWith Garnett family. person
associatedWith Georege W[ashington] P[arke] Custis person
associatedWith George Washington Parke Custis person
associatedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946 person
associatedWith Godwin, Mills E. (Mills Edwin), 1914- person
associatedWith Harrison, Albertis S. (Albertis Sydney), 1907- person
associatedWith Haskell, Clinton H. person
associatedWith Haskell, Clinton H. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Hill, Daniel Harvey, 1821-1889 person
associatedWith Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 person
associatedWith Johns, Helen Lambert, 1881-1964 person
associatedWith Johns, Jay person
associatedWith Johns, Jay Winston, 1888-1974. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889. person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920- person
associatedWith Kountze, De Lancey, d. 1946, person
associatedWith Krinnel, Anthony, person
correspondedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith Lawrenceville Lyceum. corporateBody
associatedWith Lawrenceville Lyceum. corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871, person
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Lee Family family
associatedWith Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797 person
associatedWith Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948. person
associatedWith Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Mary Custis, 1808-1873. person
associatedWith Lee, Mary Custis, 1835-1918. person
associatedWith Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1806-1873 person
associatedWith Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873. person
associatedWith Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794 person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E., 1807-1870. person
associatedWith Leutze, Emanuel, 1816-1868. person
associatedWith Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813, person
associatedWith Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959 person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831 person
associatedWith Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, person
associatedWith Moses, Ezekial. person
associatedWith Nelson, Francis. person
associatedWith Nelson, Francis. person
associatedWith Peale family. family
associatedWith Peale-Sellers families. person
associatedWith Perske, Martha person
associatedWith Peter, Robert, 1726-1806. person
associatedWith Rose, D. person
associatedWith Sartain, John, 1808-1897, person
associatedWith Schnell, Joseph, d. 1914. person
associatedWith Scott, William, b. 1789 or 90. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864. person
associatedWith Thalhimer, Morton G. person
associatedWith Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896, person
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. Special Collections Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Upshur, George, d. 1938, person
associatedWith Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington Bridge Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington family. family
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Washington, Martha, 1731-1802 person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Willard, Henry A., 1822-1909, person
associatedWith Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902- person
associatedWith William M. (William Munford) Tuck. person
associatedWith Wright, W. Lloyd (William Lloyd), 1876-1950, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania
Washington (D.C.)
Virginia
United States
Potomac River
Smith Island (Md. and Va.)
United States
Potomac River
United States
Southern States
United States
Virginia
Smith Island (Md. and Va.)
Long Bridge (Washington, D.C., and Va.)
Pennsylvania
Subject
Sheep--Breeding
Learned institutions and societies--History--19th century
White House (Va. : Estate)
Farm management--History
Railroads--Virginia--History
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Presidents--Tombs
Railroads--United States--History
Wine and wine making
Hunting trophies
Railroads--History
Ash Lawn (Virginia : Estate)
Bridges
Surveyor's compass
Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.)
Manuscripts, American
Occupation
Farm management--Southern States--History
Farm management--Virginia--History
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Birth 1781-04-30

Death 1857-10-10

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