Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857Alternative names
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
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)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Smith Island (Md. and Va.)|
|Smith Island (Md. and Va.)|
|Long Bridge (Washington, D.C., and Va.)|
|Learned institutions and societies--History--19th century|
|White House (Va. : Estate)|
|White House (Washington, D.C.)|
|Wine and wine making|
|Ash Lawn (Virginia : Estate)|
|Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.)|
|Farm management--Southern States--History|