Cunningham, Ann Pamela, 1816-1875
- Existence: 1816-1875
- Existence: 1816 - 1875
Founder and First Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
Found in 2296 Collections and/or Records:
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Re 1st payment which gives Assn right to "advance to Mr. Washington, on 10 days notice, any sums not less than $5000 and thus save interest". Now working for payment of installment on Dec. 14. Accounting of portrait sales to be kept separate from other returns. ER-19, p. 49
A.L. Draft. Re resignation, and appointment of successor. ER-11, p. 120
Draft. Concerning Mount Vernon as her life's work and writing a history of the Association. ER-2, p. 241
Draft. In reply to her request for copies of some of Everett's lectures, says he never gave but one address, repeated many times, and that was never published. Reviews Everett's part in Association's history. Suggests printing it for benefit of Association. ER-2, p. 241
Photocopy. Philadelphia. Concerning her health and a new drug (Chloral) she has begun taking. Report on her portrait by Lambdin and other personal news. RM-486, ER-3935
Draft letter in the writing of a secretary. States no independent organization or aid society can be created or appointed by a state for the purpose of fundraising under the MVLA. Everything must be done under the national association. ER-1, p. 103. Undated 040.
Draft. Discusses how to best approach John Augustine Washington concerning Mount Vernon, his dislike of the publication of stories and letters about Mount Vernon so far, and his desire to sell to Virginia. ER-11, p. 9. Undated 012.
Draft letter in writing of a secretary, dictated from Miss Cunningham's "sick bed." Discusses Miss Cunningham's ill health and the efforts of Edward Everett for Mount Vernon. ER-1, p. 45. Undated 035.
A.L.S. Marked "Private." Postmarked December 3, 1858 on envelope. MSS-630a
A.L. 4 pp. retained copy. Miss Cunningham appeals to Mrs. Ritchie to enlist her aid in the "cause." She cites the fine work of North Carolina and Georgia. of Mrs. Mead and Mrs. Randolph Harrison; Virginia's inactivity; the "chilling" effects of John A. Washington's published letter. She requests that her "incognito" be preserved. ER-1-27
A.L.S. In the writing of a secretary, signed by Ann Pamela Cunningham. Philadelphia. Letter saying that the Mount Vernon Ladies Association had funds to make the final installment for the purchase of the estate which was not due until 22 Feb. 1862; however, they would use those funds to make needed restoration and maintenance. Miss Cunningham feared donation would not continue if the sale was finalized so far ahead of schedule. RM-977, MS-5585. 4 pp.
Draft letter in writing of a secretary, probably Sarah Tracy. Miss Cunningham is very disappointed that Mrs. Lee did not accept the appointment as Vice Regent of Maryland. She asks her to reconsider and describes how other Vice Regents use Lady Managers to help them with fundraising in remote areas. ER-11, p. 211. Undated 030.
Draft. Appeal - wishes every person in state registered in MV book of contributors to be kept in Assn. Archives. Re organization of S.C. Miss C. will appoint Lady Managers for counties, towns and villages, who in turn appoint assistants. Asks friends to recommend ladies fitted for such work. ER-11, p. 21
Draft. Colonel Washington's wife who has never seen Mount Vernon, accepts Regent's invitation, gives information about Farewell Address. His mistakes due to information given by Mr. Weller. Dr. Prince's article in Observer somewhat retracts first unfavorable article. ER-2, p. 173
A.L. Draft. Thanks him for recommending Miss Ella Hutchins as Vice Regent of Texas. ER-11, p. 154
Draft of letter. Acknowledges Mrs. Murat's acceptance of Vice-Regency of Fla., sends credentials, and authorization to appoint local boards for collecting funds for purchase of MV. For letter see p. 205. ER-4, p. 211
A.L. Philadelphia. Acknowledges Mrs. Murat's acceptance of the Vice-Regency for Fla. (for draft of letter, see p. 211). ER-4, p. 205
A.L.S. Mount Vernon. A personal appeal to the "rich", stating briefly how funds have been used, and present lack by about $2000 per annum of needed funds. ER-2, p. 17
A.L. Draft. Refuses to accept Miss Macalester's decision (re raising funds?) and asks for interview on other topics. ER-11, p. 52, 53
Draft in writing of her secretary. Re appointment of Counselors to advise Regent in policies of Mount Vernon management. ER-11, p. 101
Draft. Seeks financial advice from him. Tells of her current situation since the war ended. Congratulates him on recent successes. ER-11, p. 140. Undated 024.
A.L. Draft in writing of Mary McMakin. Necessary to increase income for maintenance of Mount Vernon. Old plan of raising funds no longer efficient. As wife of New York banker, asks her aid in making wealthy people interested in an endowment fund. Cites E. Everett's efforts in North and Mr. Yancey's in South, also minor efforts. ER-11, p. 143
This is an incomplete copy of a report by MVLA Regent Ann Pamela Cunningham to the Council. A complete copy is also available (#D-127).
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Asks him to make a final settlement with Miss Johnson's guardian, Mr. Stimpson, for her retirement as secretary. ER-1, p. 125
Draft letter in writing of a secretary. Writes in reference to the recent news of the MVLA's signed agreement with John Augustine Washington III. Defends certains aspects of the agreement. ER-1, p. 97
Draft letter in writing of a secretary. Thanks him profusely for his service to Mount Vernon and discusses funds raised by his lectures. Recounts Miss Cunningham's efforts also on behalf of Mount Vernon. ER-1, p. 99. Undated 034.
A.L. (ER-D-124) and draft (ER-D-123) in writing of Mary McMakin or other secretary. The $380 Mr. Devereux borrowed last Dec. from Mr. Mitchell to meet expenses has not been repaid. Miss Cunningham feels obligated to pay it and deduct it from what will be due on August number.
Her health has been very poor during last 2 months. Thanks him for his recent act of patriotism. Calamitous economic conditions of world greatly injure the Mount Vernon fund. The Washington Portrait will help the Fund considerably. ER-D-119