Martha Washington Collection [Mount Vernon], 26 June 1761 - 11 July 1802


Martha Washington Collection [Mount Vernon], 26 June 1761 - 11 July 1802

26 June 1761 - 11 July 1802

This collection contains letters to and from Martha Washington that have been aquired by the MVLA since 1858. For more information, see content note for individal items. The collection grows organically as new items are acquired.

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Washington, Martha, 1731-1802 (person)

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was the first First Lady of the United States. Washington is not only remembered as the nation’s first lady who set an example for her future first ladies, but also as a wife, mother, and property owner. She is an example of strength during the Revolutionary War, and as the first lady of a new nation. Born at Virginia’s Chestnut Grove Plantation located in New Kent County, Virginia on June 2, 1731, she was the eldest of eight children born to John and France...

Custis, John Parke, 1754-1781 (person)

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 ...

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...

Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816 (person)

Lear became George Washington's private secretary in 1785 and for seven years was a member of the official family at Mount Vernon. After his first wife's death he married Frances Bassett Washington, who was Martha Washington's niece and the widow of George Washington's nephew George Augustine Washington. He later married another niece of Martha's, and served in a number of consular positions. 1762, Sept. 19 ...

Lear, Frances Bassett Washington, 1767-1796 (person)

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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...