Powel, Elizabeth Willing, 1743-1830
Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
Covers, Elizabeth Powel correspondence, undated no. 31
Three covers for correspondence. Folded sheet bearing notation "General Washington's letters."
Elizabeth Willing Powel to George Washington, 1792 November 4
On the subject of George Washington's resignation and whether he really would be as happy in retirement as doing good for his country.
Envelope, "Mrs. Washington to Mrs. Powel", undated
This collection contains letters to and from Martha Washington that have been acquired by the MVLA since 1858. For more information, see content note for individual items. The collection grows organically as new items are acquired.
Letter, Bushrod Washington to Elizabeth Powel, 1804 May 10
Letter cover, to Elizabeth Powel, 1797 May 4
Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Ann Randolph Fitzhugh, 1786 July
Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Ann Randolph Fitzhugh, 1783 December 24
A.L.S. 4 pages. Philadelphia. Received letter day after G.W. left Phila.--praise of G.W.--"Few in his situation after having so successfully played a Game for their Country but would have played an after Game for themselves--her little god daughter (Mrs. F's child)--mourns her own lost children--invitation to visit Phila.--compliments of season & New Year.
Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Ann Randolph Fitzhugh, 1784 March 3
A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Will procure glasses for her, but regrets she needs them--post is surest way to send letters--many guests, but has been out little--"Extensive connections and supposed large Fortunes, have their consequent Appendages tho not always of the most agreeable sort."--her goddaughter (Mrs. F.'s child). Autograph letter signed, docketed in another hand. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz Powel."
Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Bushrod Washington, 1785 January 1
A.L. 1 page. Letter in a humorous vein, chiding him for not writing--sends a book which she once recommended for his perusal--sends him fur gloves because "the Severity of the last Winter may have operated so violently on his Herculean Hands, as to have numbed his fingers," thus preventing writing. Autograph letter, docketed in Mrs. P.'s hand, watermark (GR surmounted by crown and powder horn), written in 3rd person. Name does not appear on original manuscript.
Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Bushrod Washington, 1789 April 4
Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Bushrod Washington, 1799 April 28
Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Eliza Parke Custis Law, 1816 February 27
Letter, Elizabeth Powel to George Washington Parke Custis, 1788 May 10
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."
Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Hannah Washington, 1783 April 17
Letter, from Elizabeth Powel, 1783 November 15
Sends Washington a pamphlet lately out on a political issue--she recommends it as disinterested and sensible--"Some say there is no Cincinnatus in existence; I think there is."
Letter, from Elizabeth Powel, 1799 December 24
Letter of sympathy over death of Washington--sorry to learn by Judge [Bushrod] Washington that she had been ill in October.
Letter, from Elizabeth Powel, 1787 November 30
Letter, from Elizabeth Powel, 1793 March 10
Cannot take tea with Mrs. Washington on Tuesday because of a forgotten previous engagement to chaperone some young ladies ("noviciates in love") to Mr. Hill's--will Mrs. Washington come to tea next Wednesday?
Letter, from Elizabeth Powel, 1798 January 7
New years greetings--news of Philadelphia friends--Mrs. [Bishop] White dead--Mrs. [Robert] Morris' situation deplorable--cannot visit Mt. Vernon until late fall--refers to Washington as "withered Proprieter" of Mt. Vernon--remarks that Washington's fame will increase after death--he promised Mr. [Robert] Morris not to die before year 1800--Rev. Mr. Duché dead--Mrs. Washington saved him from much anguish earlier by a prescription she sent to him.
Letter, from Elizabeth Powel, 1796 December 7
Powel sends Mrs. Washington a bottle of Martinique Noyan medicine which the latter had used for the colic--she suggests that “it would not be amiss if my good friend the President will take a glass on his return from the Congress”--Powel believes “he will be not a little agitated” after what may be his last appearance before them (giving his 8th Annual address to Congress).
Letter, from Mr. and Mrs. Powel, 1792 June 8
The Speaker of the Senate of Pennsylvania [Mr. Powel] will wait on President and Mrs. Washington on Thursday--Mrs. Powel sends regrets.
Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Elizabeth Willing Powel, 1788 January 17
A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Little Washington Custis [6 yrs. old] thanks Mrs. Powel for a book, the Children's Friends, which she sent him--his sisters and Miss Harriot [Washington] send their respects. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, watermark.
Letter, to Elizabeth and Samuel Powel, undated
Writing for the General and herself, Martha regrets their inability to have tea with the Powels tomorrow -- George Washington is to be dining out, and Mrs. Washington has invited guests for the day
Letter, to Elizabeth Powel, 1795 January 25
Washington sends her a copy of Jefferson's "Notes of Virginia" [Notes on the State of Virginia]--cannot find "Dr. Franklin's Strictures on the abuse of the press" among his remaining volumes of the Bee--he hopes to see her at dinner tomorrow.
Letter, to Elizabeth Powel, 1797 February 6
Washington sells his presidential horses to Elizabeth Powel.
Letter, to Elizabeth Powel, 1784 May 18
Will be careful of letter and box for Mrs. Fitzhugh--leaves city immediately after meeting of the Society.
Letter, to Elizabeth Powel, 1787 June 6
Incloses copy of the Vision of Columbus which he promised--his copies just came to hand.
Letter, to Elizabeth Powel, 1787 July 23
Will call for her in carriage in hopes of accompanying her to Lansdown this evening.
Letter, to Elizabeth Powel, 1787 September 7
Has perused contents of enclosed--finds it good and just, and thinks they will meet with favorable reception of his nephew [Bushrod Washington].
Letter, to Elizabeth Powel, 1797 May 20
- Correspondence 15
- Condolence notes 1
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) 1
- Poems 1
- Slavery 1