Papers, 1843-1972.


Papers, 1843-1972.

Personal correspondence, 1852-1925, including a letter, 1852, from Nelly (Custis) Lewis, adopted daughter of George Washington, concerning Washington and his family; statement ordaining Page as a deacon; typescript of recollections entitled "Record of Mary Wallace Page;" letters, 1972-1973, from Page's grandaughter, Virginia N. Page, to the Manuscript Department, Duke University Library; a copy of Genealogy of the Page family of Virginia (1893) by R.C.M. Page; and clippings concerning family history; John Page, founder of the family; and Rosewell, the Page family home in Gloucester County, Va.

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Lewis, Nelly Custis, 1779-1852 (person)

Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis (1779-1852): Eleanor was born on March 31, 1779. She was the youngest granddaughter of Martha Washington and the step-granddaughter of George Washington. After her father John Parke Custis’ death in 1781 and her mother, Eleanor Calvert Custis’ marriage to Dr. David Stuart, Eleanor and her brother George Washington Parke Custis began living with the Washingtons. In 1799, Eleanor married Washington’s nephew, Lawrence Lewis. Of their eight children, only one son and three...

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Page, James Jellis, 1822-1898. (person)

Episcopal minister, of Cumberland County, Va. From the description of Papers, 1843-1972. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20030903 ...

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Washington, George, 1732-1799 (person)

George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...