Correspondence : of Martha Washington, 1757-1802.

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Washington, Martha, 1731-1802. Correspondence : of Martha Washington, 1757-1802.

Correspondence : of Martha Washington, 1757-1802.

The collection contains mostly family letters written by Martha Washington, 1757-1802, and to her, 1772-1800. Correspondents include her son, John Parke Custis; her grandchildren, including Eleanor ("Nelly") Parke Custis Lewis; her niece, Frances Bassett Washington Lear; and others. Topics include health, household management, Washington-Custis family activities, slaves, food and cooking, clothing, childrearing, and births and deaths of family members and friends. Also, includes descriptions of life at revolutionary war headquarters in northern states and of the role of first lady in New York City, 1789-1790, and in Philadelphia, 1790-1797. There are letters of condolence and her responses through secretary Tobias Lear upon the death of her husband, George Washington, 1799. Also, includes miscellaneous accounts and receipts, 1774-1792, detailing travel expenses and the cost of personal items purchased in Philadelphia in 1783.

100 items.

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Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816

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Secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of war, 1816 Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595729 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of War, to Capt. J.M. Russell, 1816 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595725 Private secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of war, Acc't office, to Mr. Wm. B. Bend, Baltimore, 1816 Aug. 9. (U...

Custis, John Parke, 1754-1781

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John Parke Custis was the son of Daniel Parke Custis and Martha Dandridge Custis, who later married George Washington. From the description of Letter, 1778 February 1, "Mt. Vernon," Va., to James Henry, Williamsburg, Va. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 18130466 Son of Martha Washington and her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. From the description of ALS : to Mr. Price, 1780 Jan. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: ...

Lear, Frances Bassett Washington

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Washington family.

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Custis family.

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Washington, George, 1732-1799

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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...

Lewis, Nelly Custis, 1779-1852

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Born Eleanor Parke Custis, daughter of John Parke Custis, Martha Washington's son by her first marriage. Raised by George and Martha Washington; married George's nephew Lawrence Lewis. From the description of ALS, 12 Jan. 1800, Mount Vernon, to Mary Stead Pinckney. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610706 Martha Washington's granddaughter who was also the adopted granddaughter of George Washington. From the description of Papers : of Eleano...

Washington, Martha, 1731-1802

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Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (b. June 2, 1731, Chestnut Grove, Virginia-d. May 22, 1802, Mount Vernon, Virginia) was the wife of George Washington, first president of the United States....