Dolley Madison papers, 1794-1852 (bulk 1836-1849).


Dolley Madison papers, 1794-1852 (bulk 1836-1849).

Correspondence, financial papers, invitations, calling cards, and other papers relating primarily to personal and family matters including settlement of the Dolley Madison, James Madison, and William Madison estates. Includes inventories of household furnishings at Montpelier and Washington, accounts with the grocer, and lists of visitors and visits returned by Dolley Madison. Family correspondents include Anna Payne Causten, R. D. Cutts, John Payne Todd, Rebecca Todd, and Samuel Poultney Todd. Other correspondents include Henry Clay, James Laurie, Elizabeth Collins Lee, John Y. Mason, Henry W. Moncure, Anthony Morris, Phoebe Morris, and Richard Smith.

1,700 items.5 containers.4 microfilm reels.2 linear feet.


SNAC Resource ID: 8068827

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Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859 (person)

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Madison, James, 1751-1836 (person)

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Cutts, R. D. (Richard Dominicus), 1817-1883 (person)

Morris, Phoebe (person)

Todd, Samuel Poultney (person)

Morris, Anthony, 1766-1860 (person)

Lawyer and merchant of Philadelphia. Morris was prominent in the East India trade. In 1793-94 he was speaker of the Pennsylania Senate. From 1800 to 1806 he was a director of the Bank of North America, and from 1806 to 1817 a trustee of the University of Pennsylania. From the description of Letterbook, 1800-1808. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 123466577 Lawyer and merchant, of Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Papers, 1698-1905. (Bucks...

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Smith, Richard M. (person)

Richard Smith was a merchant of Boston, Mass. who also had an interest in an iron furnace in Salisbury, Conn. and perhaps an adjacent dry goods business. From the description of Business papers, 1761-1795. (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 269600982 Richard and Gilbert Smith were furniture makers and joiners in Canaan, Ct. and later New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., Ma. From the description of Account book, 1796-1811. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat rec...

Causten, Anna Payne, 1819-1852 (person)