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Custis, Martha Parke, 1755-1773


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Bound manuscript music, belonging to Martha Parke Custis, 1768

 Item — Shelf 122 : H : 6
Identifier: W-1149
Scope and Contents

Blank book, leaves ruled for musical notation. Folio, bound in calf. Inscription on the flyleaf: "Martha Parke Custis March 1768" in the hand of George Washington. Contains holograph short musical pieces, some with texts in English, suitable for a beginning student, in two different hands, believed to be those of Martha Parke Custis and her teacher John Stadler.

Dates: 1768

Letter, to Burwell Bassett, 1773 June 20

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 1773.06.20
Identifier: RM-950; MS-5503
Scope and Contents

"It is an easier matter to conceive than to describe, the distress of this family; especially that of the unhappy parent of our dear Patsy Custis, when I inform you that yesterday removed the sweet Innocent girl into a more happy and peaceful abode than any she has met with in the affected path she hitherto has trod."

Dates: 1773 June 20

The Harpsichord or Spinnet Miscellany, belonging to Martha Parke Custis, 1765

 Item — Shelf 122 : H : 7
Identifier: W-72
Scope and Contents

Folio, modern binding of Robert Bremner's 'The Harpsichord or Spinnet Miscellany,' belonging to Martha Parke Custis. Inscription on recto or leaf following title page: "Martha Parke Custis January the 19 1769" and "Marta Parke Custis." Pages, full and partial, have been silked.

Dates: 1765