Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857
Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:
Draft. Says he must have seen by now the publications in newspapers discussing the group of ladies interested in preserving Mount Vernon. Asks that he be supportive, especially in helping them to remember the details of Mount Vernon while Washington was alive. ER-11, p. 41. Undated 021.
A.L. Sends pamphlets. Is sure he will rejoice at prospects of Mount Vernon. Invites him to be present at acceptance of Charter by Association, probably February 22, 1858. ER-11, p. 7 See also same letter RM-29, ER-2031
A.D.S. 1 page. Bill and receipt. Samuel Washington receives 175 dollars from Custis in return for "A Sorrel Horse ... about sixteen hands high; but five years old, warranted sound and free from blemish ..." If Custis finds the horse to be "unsound" within thirty days, Washington agrees to return the total sum. Witnessed by Tobias Lear and Lawrence Lewis.
Certificate of remuneration, Executorship of Washington estate by George Washington Parke Custis , 1802 September 10
Signed certificate from the executors of General George Washington to the Clerk of Fairfax.
A.D.S. 1 page. Certifies that Lossing has been engaged for several days in making drawings of the Washington Treasures at Arlington House and has made "spirited and faithful sketches" of these and other superior works of art there. Autograph document signed, fragment.
Check on the Bank of the Metropolis to bearer, for $13. Autograph document signed, fragment, cancelled.
Check. A.D.S. 1 page. Custis's check on Farmers Bank of Alexandria for $145. Autograph document signed, endorsed by Dawson, canceled.
Check. A.D.S. 1 page. Check on Bank of the Metropolis for $27. Autograph document signed, fragment, cancelled.
Decree, John Dandridge against George Washington Parke Custis and Thomas Peter, executors of Martha Washington's estate, 1829-1830
Two documents related to a settlement made by John Dandridge against George Washington Parke Custis and Thomas Peter, executors of Martha Washington's estate. One is a 1829 decree from the U. S. Circuit Court, signed by William Thomas Carroll; and the other is an account of money owed to John Dandridge signed by Benjamin Lincoln Lear, 1830 June 21. Autograph documents signed (2).
Accounts from 1802 for furniture and household goods purchased by George Washington Parke Custis from the Estate of Martha Washington. The final payment was made in 1826, and the account is signed by Thomas Peter, executor of the estate.
A.L.S. from Arlington House. Glad model of Bastille has been given "a better locality." Made of stone of the Bastille, presented to GW by Lafayette. After Martha Washington's death, G.W. Parke Custis placed model in Alexandria museum for safe keeping, from when transferred to care of Government. Auth File W-402.
A.L.S. 2 pp. - Acknowledges receipt of letter and package. - J.A. Washington is the major obstacle in the realization of the Ladies' goal. Patience and perseverance is the best way to pursue their goal. - No lock of hair, last given Lafayette during last U.S. visit. - Notes GW gave him a gold sleeve button in 1789, which he then gave to Lafayette on his last visit to U.S. ER-3 p. 25
Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. George Washington Parke Custis, Philadelphia to Thomas Law, Federal City. George Washington Parke Custis writes to Law of the pleasure he will have in serving Washington City, which is to be "the pride of future ages" and "the metropolis of America."
Autograph letter signed. George Washington Parke Custis writes William "Billy" Costin at the Bank of Washington. He mentions he expects to go with Lafayette to visit Woodlawn.
A.L.S. 3 pages. Discusses Custis' comments on paintings by Wertmüller and Luetze. Mentions Lossing's desire to annotate and illustrate GWPC's Recollections.
A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Robert Morris on way to Va. and takes portable camera obscura as a gift to G.W.P. Custis [7 yrs. old]--landscapes at Mt. Vernon will be perfectly represented and can be copied--profiles may be taken with it--Mr. Morris will show him how to use it--send her his sister's [Nelly] and Mrs. W.'s profiles. Autograph letter signed, docketed, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz. Powel."
A.L.S. 1 page. To Arlington. Invites him to supper "this evening at 8 oclock." Autograph letter signed, with envelope, watermark (Patent).
A.L.S. 2 pages. Arlington House to Alexandria. He has a full settlement of accts. for articles purchased at sale of G.W.'s effects, all in Judge Washington's handwriting--asks Moore to check his accts. and find how he got debited for large amounts--desires complete settlement of estate. Name on original manuscript appears as "George W. P. Custis." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated.
A.L.S. 1 page. Regrets not having been able to go with K. to Louisville. "Courage was not wanting, but strength was." Date on original catalog card appears  Sept. 4. GWPC died on Oct. 10 of this year.
A.L.S. GWPC discusses Lossings proposed article on Mount Vernon for Harper's magazine.
A.L.S. 1 page. Arlington House. Custis writes that his account with the estate of George Washington will be paid as soon as his crop can be marketed -- expresses distress of Fitzhugh family because of Mrs. Fitzhugh's illness -- he wishes the Kanawha lands were apportioned for he wishes to sell his share, even at great loss. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by B. Washington, mounted, watermark.
A.L.S. 1 page. Arlington House. The amount paid Dr. Peyton about settles Custis's account to estate -- asks Bushrod to send old bonds he gave at 1st sale to Woodlawn, where he can pick them up, along with any papers relating to his estate the "Forest of Washington," bequeathed him by the General. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Bushrod W., laminated.
Recommends that Rogers try to get his play performed on the New York Stage. He asks Rogers help. Custis feelds that it will be a successful drama. He reports that his health is as it was and his spirits are very much depressed.
A.L.S. 1 page. Accompanying letter to a money draft of $205, payable to Lorenzo, "being Virginia's money is the money most in use in the South," Report on his ill health. Name on original manuscript appears as "George W. Custis." Integral cover.