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Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857

 Person

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:

Ann Pamela Cunningham to George Washington Parke Custis, undated (021)

 File — Box 102
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: undated (021)

Ann Pamela Cunningham to George Washington Parke Custis, 1857 April 10

 File — Box 17
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1857 April 10

Bill and receipt, Samuel Washington to George Washington Parke Custis, 1800 March 1

 Item — Box 37, Folder: 1800.03.01
Identifier: RM-530; MS-4536
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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.

Dates: 1800 March 1

Certification of Benson Lossing's work, George Washington Parke Custis, 1853 March 24

 Item — Box 73, Folder: 1853.03.24
Identifier: A-430
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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.

Dates: 1853 March 24

Check, George Washington Parke Custis, 1835 September 28

 Item — Box 60, Folder: 1835.09.28
Identifier: W-489
Scope and Contents

Check on the Bank of the Metropolis to bearer, for $13. Autograph document signed, fragment, cancelled.

Dates: 1835 September 28

Check, George Washington Parke Custis to James Dawson, 1812 July 23

 Item — Box 43, Folder: 1812.07.23
Identifier: W-946/A; A-140
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Check. A.D.S. 1 page. Custis's check on Farmers Bank of Alexandria for $145. Autograph document signed, endorsed by Dawson, canceled.

Dates: 1812 July 23

Check, George Washington Parke Custis to William Costin, 1834 June 5

 Item — Box 58, Folder: 1834.06.05
Identifier: W-946/B; A-140
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Check. A.D.S. 1 page. Check on Bank of the Metropolis for $27. Autograph document signed, fragment, cancelled.

Dates: 1834 June 5

Decree, John Dandridge against George Washington Parke Custis and Thomas Peter, executors of Martha Washington's estate, 1829-1830

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 19
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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).

Dates: 1829-1830

Draft epitaph by George Washington Parke Custis for Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, July 1852

 Item — Box 2
Identifier: RM-703; MS-4832
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Scope and Content: This collection was originally assembled by Esther Maria Lewis Chapin, who inherited some of the Washington and Custis papers but was also an avid collector. She reassembled family materials that were being dispersed nationwide, much of which was purchased at Anderson Galleries, sale 22001, 28-29 November 1927. The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and financial records related primarily to the Custis and Lewis families. Much of the financial and legal...
Dates: July 1852

Estate, Martha Washington, George Washington Parke Custis, 1802-1826

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1802-1826

George Washington Parke Custis and Martha Custis Williams to Edmund Law Rogers, 1855 February 24

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents 1 page autograph letter signed by George Washington Parke Custis to Edmund Law Rogers, with additional letter from Martha Custis Williams, Arlington House, written on verso. Custis writes, "From the very graphic account you gave Martha Williams of your visit to Mr Fenno, I see but a poor chance of my Drama being brought out [in Baltimore]." He asks Rogers to inquire of his "theater going friends" if any other Baltimore theatres will perform the work. If not, he asks Rogers to return the book...
Dates: 1855 February 24

George Washington Parke Custis to Jno. Warden, 1856 March 10

 File — Box 14
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1856 March 10

George Washington Parke Custis to Mary E. Harrison, 1855 September 15

 File — Box 13
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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

Dates: 1855 September 15

George Washington Parke Custis to Thomas Law, 1796 June 3

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 19
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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."

Dates: 1796 June 3

George Washington Parke Custis to William Costin, 1824 December 8

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 03
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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.

Dates: 1824 December 8

Letter, Benson Lossing to George Washington Parke Custis, 1854 April 4

 Item — Box 73, Folder: 1854.04.04
Identifier: R-229; MS-1015
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 6 pages. Hasn't heard from GWPC in long time--thanks Custis for offering the "Alpha and Omega" flags to the gov't--mentions having seen a "professed original painting" of GWashington at office of the "Albion" supposedly done by Sharples--eyes are a deep hazel instead of "Being the clear blue of the chief"--thinks mistake could have been made in copying--relates incident of Benj. Winthrop saving a portrait of Frederick the Great from destruction at the home of Mr. Monroe (President's...
Dates: 1854 April 4

Letter, Benson Lossing to George Washington Parke Custis, 1855 November 1

 Item — Box 74, Folder: 1855.11.01
Identifier: RM-326; MS-3001
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1855 November 1

Letter, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to George Washington Parke Custis, 1849 December 3

 Item — Box 70, Folder: 1849.12.03
Identifier: RM-185; MS-2571
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 4 pages. Audley. A short commentary on the weather and season. She then records for her brother a short but graphic description of Houdon's visit to Mt. Vernon and his making GW's Bust. "I wish I could give you all the information you desire in regard to Houdon's visit to Mt. Vernon. I was only six years old at that time, and perhaps have not retained any recollection of Houdon and his visit had I not seen the General as I supposed, dead, and laid out on a large table coverd with a...
Dates: 1849 December 3

Letter, Elizabeth Powel to George Washington Parke Custis, 1788 May 10

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 1788.05.10
Identifier: A-543.6
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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."

Dates: 1788 May 10

Letter, Franklin Pierce to George Washington Parke Custis, undated no. 7 (October 20)

 Item — Box 81, Folder: undated no. 7
Identifier: W-946
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A.L.S. 1 page. To Arlington. Invites him to supper "this evening at 8 oclock." Autograph letter signed, with envelope, watermark (Patent).

Dates: undated no. 7 (October 20)

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Alexander Moore, 1843 February 15

 Item — Box 65, Folder: 1843.02.15
Identifier: A-366
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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.

Dates: 1843 February 15

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Anthony Kimmel, 1857 September 4

 Item — Box 75, Folder: 1857.09.04
Identifier: RM-115; MS-2300
Scope and Contents

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 [1857] Sept. 4. GWPC died on Oct. 10 of this year.

Dates: 1857 September 4

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Benson Lossing, 1852 December 30

 Item — Box 73, Folder: 1852.12.30
Identifier: A-430
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 4 pages. Arlington House to New York. Congratulations on the completion of his work, and predicts a 2nd edition for it soon -- approves his prospectus of a field book of the Second War of Independence -- has just completed his four Revolutionary Battles and is working on his Magnus opus, Surrender of Yorktown painting -- describes it -- has a new studio fitted up in So. wing, where Mr. Stearns made copy of originals of Col. and Mrs. Washington -- Barnum's new pictorial magazine to...
Dates: 1852 December 30

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Benson Lossing, 1853 April 9

 Item — Box 73, Folder: 1853.04.09
Identifier: RM-398; MS-2533
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A.L.S. GWPC discusses Lossings proposed article on Mount Vernon for Harper's magazine.

Dates: 1853 April 9

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Bushrod Washington, 1805 July 10

 Item — Box 40, Folder: 1805.07.10
Identifier: A-366
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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.

Dates: 1805 July 10

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Bushrod Washington, 1807 January 10

 Item — Box 41, Folder: 1807.01.10
Identifier: A-366
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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.

Dates: 1807 January 10

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Daniel Bryan, 1849 April 26

 Item — Box 70, Folder: 1849.04.26
Identifier: A-366
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 1 page. Arlington House to Alexandria. Regrets he has no more autographs of G.W. to give away--has given them for 40 years "andll over the civilized world," and the only letters he has left are those to his father, J. P. Custis, and some to himself when a student. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, mounted, on reverse of cover is cover addressed to Joseph B. Boyd Esq., Maysville Kentucky, postmarked Alexandria Va. Apr. 28; (probably forwarded to him by Bryan). Name on original...
Dates: 1849 April 26

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Edmund Law Rogers, 1855 April 10

 Item — Box 74, Folder: 1855.04.10
Identifier: RM-183; MS-2254
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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.

Dates: 1855 April 10

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1845 October 4

 Item — Box 66, Folder: 1845.10.04
Identifier: RM-457; MS-3555
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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.

Dates: 1845 October 4

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