Bassett, Burwell, 1764-1841
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Estate inventory, George Augustine Washington, 1796 December
D.S. 4 pages. An inventory of the estate of George Augustine Washington including a list of "Stock and Utensils on his Farm in Fairfax County" appraised and to be divided equally between Washington's wife, Fanny Bassett, and children, Charles Augustine, George Fayette and Anna Maria. Also, a list of books and the "disposition of Major Washington's Estate agreeably to his Will."
Letter, Burwell Bassett, Jr. to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1794 August 17
A.L.S. 2 pages. Eltham. Bettsy [wife?] has been very ill all summer, but has lately been revived by the copious use of wine and bark -- advises Fanny not to go to town in middle of summer, because of ague and fever -- brother John and family went up country to Mr. Robert Lewis's for their health -- Mrs. Lyons ill. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Frances Washington, mutilated, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Burwell Bassett."
Letter, Burwell Bassett to George Augustine Washington, 1785 October 12
A.L.S. 2 pages. Studley, Hanover City. Ill health and business prevent his coming [to wedding of Geo. A. W. with Fanny Bassett]--will send carriage for them to spend Christmas with them--family at Studley sends regards. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W.
Letter, Burwell Bassett to George Augustine Washington, 1785 November 13
A.L.S. 2 pages. Williamsburg. His neglect in writing--"I will take the liberty of enquiring into your feats of sportsmanship for I expect if you have ever been able to rise soon enough to execute your threats the poor ducks have been slain by thousands." --tell G.W. honey locust seed can be got at Eltham this year. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., watermark.
Letter, Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart to Burwell Bassett, undated no. 8 (January 30)
A.L.S. 2 pages. To Eltham. Apologizes for enclosing letter to Major [Geo. A.] Washington--heard he was at Eltham, and desired to reach him--sympathizes with "distressing accident" in his family and Mrs. Daingerfield's situation [widowed]--her children are all well--"Washington [G.W.P. Custis] quite hearty and the prettiest creature in the World ..." Autograph letter signed, laminated, incomplete watermark (crown). Name on original manuscript appears as "E. Custis."
Letter, George Augustine Washington to Burwell Bassett, Jr., 1791 July 4
A.L.S. 2 pages. Unable to write because of extreme illness -- very weak -- he and Fanny and children go to Berkeley -- they will remain for a while, but business will bring him back soon -- has account from Mr. Wilson -- had boots made for Burgess and will send them by his father when he comes. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, postmarked "Alex July 4", watermark.
Letter, to Burwell Bassett, 1799 August 11
Some time ago a mulatto girl, body servant to Mrs. Washington, ran away--she was found in Portsmouth, N.H.--asks Bassett that since he is going to Portsmouth, would he take steps to send her back--a Frenchman enticed her away but has left her--if she causes no further trouble, she won't be punished--Washington doesn't wish him to do anything “unpleasant, or troublesome” to bring her back.