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:
Columbia House, Cape Island. Sends check for $109 from Mrs. Eve, part of which is for sale of portraits--sends whole amount because of expense they have incurred advancing Mt. Vernon cause--plans to have a Report for Sept. number--insert notice of her address in future nos. ER-D-92
A.L.S. Because her health was failing rapidly she wrote full account of her financial problems, struggles since father's death, condition of her plantation since War, history of her physical ailments, serious problems connected with resignations of Miss Tracy and Mr. Herbert. ER-11, p. 123 (major portions of this letter copied or extracted ER-10, p. 25-33) (misdated "1865" by A.P.C.)
Draft, extract from letter to Dr. Hodge. Draft. Her despair over condition of country and her disillusionment with United States--how can she move people to contribute to Mount Vernon cause when all the warmth for the cause has left her? ER-11, p. 127
Draft of letter, perhaps related to letter dated September 27, 1856. Tells Mr. Everett the latest news on attempts to purchase Mount Vernon.
Draft letter signed. Discusses his tour of lectures. ER-1, p. 124. Undated 022.
Draft. Refers to publication in Virginia of Washington letter and correspondence between the Ritchies.
Draft. Thanks him profusely for all he's done.
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Mr. Everett's approaching visit to Philadelphia; negotiations with J.A. Washington, and Gov. Wise's jeopardizing course; may make a trip to Mount Vernnon. Refers to editorial in Enquirer on J.A. Washington's letter. ER-1, p. 51
Philadelphia. Incomplete letter. Bringing him up to date on negotiations with John Augustine Washington for sale of Mount Vernon.
Draft. Mrs. Gilpin sends her Edward Everett's picture and lock of hair for her Washington locket. Mr. Gilpin, familiar with Virginia laws, assists. ER-1, p. 51
A.L. Charleston (end of letter missing). Received delayed correspondence between Mssrs. Ritchie and John Augustine Washington - latter's letter unsuitable for publication; plans another letter to Mr. Washington. ER-1, p. 61
A.L.S. Difficulties of getting Mr. Washington's commitment - has no doubts as to ability to procure Mount Vernon. Assures him of a fine reception in the South when he comes to give his address. ER-1, p. 62
A.L. initial S. Charleston. Sends him a copy of Mr. Washington's letter to her regarding Mr. Ritchie's letter to him, so that Mr. Everett may know Mr. W. and understand him. Defends Mr. Washington. Will make a real effort to go to Richmond next winter. Has received proposition from Mr. Hall regarding making allies of Agricultural Society which wanted to buy Mount Vernon for a state model farm. ER-1
Charleston. Worried about increasing conflict in country. Thanks him for his oratory and all he's done for cause.
Draft letter, incomplete. Concerning cane to be presented to him by the Ladies'.
A.L.S. Expresses her desire to see Mount Vernon perserved and is willing to try and raise money to accomplish this. She sees this as a duty for American women. Draft and transcription of the letter in separate folders.
A.L. Draft. Baltimore. Regent greatly pleased at the "magnificent and successful ball in Boston" for MV fund. Second draft letter on reverse addressed to "Dear Sir." ER-11, p. 81
A.L. Draft. Philadelphia. Re her list of subscribers for MV Record. ER-11, p. 47
A.L. Copy in writing of her secretary. Philadelphia. Sends Vice Regents' credentials. Copy of Contract, Act of Incorporation, Constitution, By-laws, Appeals and Reports, Mount Vernon Record. Which give history of Association since March last when title was gained to Mount Vernon. Excellent description of Association's aims, scope, and form of organization. ER-11, p. 65
A.L.S. Philadelphia. In writing of Sarah Tracy, signed by APC. With original envelope. Thanks Mrs. Lewis for the gift of Nelly Custis's harpsichord. ER-3351, RM-418
Draft. To Mr. Peters of Philadelphia asking for any assistance to the Mount Vernon cause. ER-11, p. 82
A.L. Draft. Asks for interview, re VR-Pa; wants to make appointment while Edward Everett is there. ER-11, p. 51
A.L. Draft. Regrets he is unable to serve MV cause. ER-11, p. 56
A.L. Philadelphia. Draft copy in writing of a secretary. Re Miss Sprigg's inability to become Vice Regent for Pennsylvania. ER-13, p. 129
A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Regarding Mrs. Halsted's serious illness. Guests with letter of introduction. Grateful for suggestion on Hon. Horace Capron, will act on it. ER-2, p. 61
Two drafts of the same letter in writing of a secretary. Congratulates him on a his portrait of Washington being placed in the Senate Chamber in Jefferson City, Missouri. This inspired the Missouri legislature to make a donation to the Mount Vernon fund. Thanks him for his influence to help Mount Vernon. ER-11, p. 95. Undated 038.
Handwritten copy of letter. Explains Regent's consent to introduction of Bill in Congress asking aid for Association. Bill defeated by lack of necessary two-thirds vote. ER-11, p. 109