Custis, Martha Parke, 1755-1773
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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.
"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."
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.