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Lewis, Betty Washington, 1733-1797



  • Existence: 1733-1797
  • Existence: 1733 - 1797

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Account book, Betty Lewis, 1795 November 2 - 1797 March 18

 Item — Box 27, Folder: 1795.11.02
Identifier: RM-683; MS-4641
Scope and Contents

Account book, A.D.S. 9 pages. "Account of Toll Grain Received at Mill Brook mill ..." An account of wheat, corn, rye, and buckwheat received. On cover: "Betty Lewis Mill Brook 2d Apriel 1796." Autograph document signed, bound.

Dates: 1795 November 2 - 1797 March 18

Letter, from Betty Lewis, 1789 October 1

 Item — Box 23, Folder: 1789.10.01
Identifier: A-301.121
Scope and Contents

Betty writes that George Augustine Washington, Bushrod and Corbin are there to help settle Mary Washington's estate--Bushrod says she's to have no part of the slaves [of Mary Washington's estate]--discusses division of her property--doctor's bills high--Col. Ball thinks crops will pay off debts of estate. Autograph letter signed, 2 pages.

Dates: 1789 October 1

Letter, from Betty Lewis, 1794 February 9

 Item — Box 26, Folder: 1794.02.09
Identifier: A-301.166
Scope and Contents

Betty writes that Harriot is very pleased with items Washington sent to her from Philadelphia--she is very deserving and takes care of her things--two valuable Negro hands have run away, probably to Philadelphia to be free, and Betty asks her brother's advice in the matter--her next year's crops will be negligible unless they can be returned. Autograph letter signed, 1 page.

Dates: 1794 February 9

Letter, from Betty Lewis, 1783 August 25

 Item — Box 20, Folder: 1783.08.25
Identifier: A-301.89
Scope and Contents

Letter by Betty Lewis--hurt at not hearing from him during afflictions--husband and brother Sam died within 3 weeks of each other and she has been ill--" ... My Dear Brother was there not one half our you could spare to write a few lines to an only Sister whoe was laboring under so mutch affliction both of Body and mind ..." Autograph letter signed, 2 pages, integral address panel. Docketed by George Washington.

Dates: 1783 August 25

Letter, Robert Lewis to Betty Washington Lewis, 1790 February 26

 Item — Box 17, Folder: 1790.02.26
Identifier: A-625.5
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. Happy at receiving her letter and sister Carter's lengthy one -- sorry to hear of illness and deaths among the negroes, "... Temple in particular as he was a hearty, strong young fellow and arrived at an age when his services might have compensated his master or mistress for the trouble which is attendant on raising young negroes and the expense incurred, previous to their attaining the age of manhood" -- they have been busy moving the president's household to more commodious...
Dates: 1790 February 26

Letter, Robert Lewis to Betty Washington Lewis, 1790 July 11

 Item — Box 18, Folder: 1790.07.11
Identifier: A-301.67
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. New York. Received her letter by Mr. Garnett and one from brother George--her indisposition--hopes to be in Va. within a month--Congress hopes to be able to adjourn by then--G.W. very well, as is Mrs. W.--hopes locket she requested has reached her. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark. Date on original catalog card appears as [c.1790] July 11.

Dates: 1790 July 11

Note, G. Hieskell to Betty Lewis, 1794 October 28

 Item — Box 25, Folder: 1794.10.28
Identifier: RM-683; MS-4640
Scope and Contents

N.S. 1 page. "The Hide sent I allow you Six shillings for. but as I do not know what sort of Leather will best suit you. I wish you to call yourself & make choise. or send a person for you."

Dates: 1794 October 28

Receipt, Philip Glover to Betty Lewis, 1797 January 20

 Item — Box 29, Folder: 1797.01.20
Identifier: RM-683; MS-4642
Scope and Contents

A.N.S. 1 page. "Received 20th January 1797 from Mrs. Betty Lewis 1 Green Hide... 19/3 for G. Heiskell."

Dates: 1797 January 20

Receipt, Thomas Garnett to Betty Washington Lewis, 1790 February 1

 Item — Box 17, Folder: 1790.02.01
Identifier: W-1310/A.53
Scope and Contents

Receipt for 18 shillings in account for Mrs. Betty Lewis, Subscribr. to Revd. Thomas Thornton for year 1789. Autograph document signed, 1 page, fragment, laminated, docketed "Thos. Garnett [ ] Rect. 18 /".

Dates: 1790 February 1

Receipts, Betty Washington Lewis, 1778-1795

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1778.00.00
Identifier: RM-771; MS-5130-5154
Scope and Contents

Collection of receipts ranging from 1778-1795. Twenty-five items mostly relating to Betty Washington Lewis for the period of her widowhood. Includes payment for stockings, property taxes, her sons' tuition, linen, a copper kettle, and a statement of "Debt, interest and payments on two Bonds ... from John Wayman, Edward Snickers and William Brady to Col. Fielding Lewis." In Mylar enclosures.

Dates: 1778-1795

Additional filters:

Correspondence 3
Receipts (financial records) 2
Fugitive slaves -- Virginia 1