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:
Tells him of women's efforts to honor Washington by purchasing Mount Vernon. Encloses publications of Association to explain their purpose, activities, etc. Asks him, a self-exiled son of America, to support the movement. ER-11, p. 3
A.L. Draft copy. Rosemont. For several years Regent has not attended to official duties - now resumes them. Regrets Mount Vernon had not a larger fund before War. More than $4000 at interest in her section. Asks G.W. Riggs for loan to Association to carry on work. ER-1, p. 187
Copy. Order by the Trustees of Edward Everett's fund to pay all remaining money to George W. Riggs. Also, Miss Cunningham's letter to Riggs ordering payment at earliest convenience to the Washingtons by using funds from Everett. ER-11, p. 128
A.L.S. Does not understand his reasons for asking to resign his position, asks if it is due to something she has done. Would like to have an explanation of his reasoning. Says they have always had a nice working relationship. ER-2, p. 7
A.L. three copies of letter. Accepts the resignation of Mrs. Riggs as Vice Regent and is sorry for her illness. She cannot accept his resignation as Treasurer alone as Regent - according to the MVLA Constitution she needs authorization of Council. Will seek legal advice to see if she can act alone. Says despite recent troubles she is thankful for his service as Treasurer for all the past years. ER-2, p. 5; ER-11, p. 150-153
A.L. In writing of secretary, three copies of the letter. Mount Vernon. Replies again to his letter of resignation from December 30, 1867. She has sought legal advice re Regent's power to accept resignation. Includes legal advice. ER-2, p. 11; ER-11, p. 152 and 158
A.L.S. Cape May. Encloses checks and lists amounts. Discusses deposits and funds. Hopes that the MVLA will pay off entire sum by February 22, 1859. ER-23, p. 17
A.L.S. One of two on the same day, ER-23, p. 43
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Private. One of two letters written on the same day. ER-23, p. 49
A.L.S. probably a copy in Cunningham's writing. Private. Philadelphia. ER-23, p. 119
A.L.S. Charleston. Mr. Washington says he has sent Riggs an order on steamship co. for all sums due to Jan. 1, 1861--please let her know the amount--this is only source of funds left to them for a long time to come--uncertainties of mails now. ER-23, p. 259
Draft. Re amount of bond payment. Says Council will be held only once a year or when the Regent feels it is necessary. This should make it more convenient for him to attend. ER-11, p. 55. Undated 016.
Draft letter in writing of a secretary. In regards to the involvement of ladies from the District of Columbia, specifically wives and daughters of politicians. ERL-64. Undated 041.
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Sends to him the following checks: Indiana- check for $600.00; Kentucky - check for $488.50, check for $139.30; Rhode Island - check for $272.00; Iowa - check for $57.55; Total $1557.35. [card 2] US Army - New Mexico - Fort Defiance - check for $55.00, Fort Defiance check for $111.50; Washington Territory - Ft. Vancouver - check for $68.00, cash $1.00; Texas - Ft. Bliss - check for $9.50; total $1802.35 [add]. ER-23, p. 143
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Wants Mr. Riggs to provide her (APC) with the facts stating that Mr. Washington has not, in fact, sold Mount Vernon out from under the MVLA. This rumor could kill the MVLA, unless stifled. ER-23, p. 146
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Informs Mr. Riggs that in order to stay the rumors of Mr. Washington's sale or that Mount Vernon is liable for debts, must have absolute proof to the contrary. Asks Mr. Riggs to forward to her the letter of the clerk of the Fairfax Co. Court. ER-23, p. 153
A.L.S. in writing of Sarah Tracy, signed by Miss Cunningham. Philadelphia. Encloses checks to Riggs. Pennsylvania - on Girard Bank (Phila) $2250.97, Arkansas on Bank of Wilmington $271.00, total of $2821.97. ER-23, p.-127
Draft of two letters in writing of her secretary. $10,000 paid John Augustine Washington on anniversary of Washington's death. Asks for proper form she may sign - to assure him return of money loaned on last purchase payment; tries to learn proper business forms. ER-11, p. 69
Draft in writing of her secretary. Check for $10. Informs Mr. Riggs that APC has referred a Philadelphia broker, a supporter of the MVLA cause, to him. ER-8, p. 67
A.L.S. Washington. Encloses several checks. ER-23, p. 183
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Private. She has examined receipts and finds everything in order--[Devereux affair]--goes to witness Japanese reception. ER-23, p. 193
A.L.S. Says Devereux's embezzelment has brought his brother to the state of despondency. APC outraged. Letter to Mr. Riggs has rather caustic tone. ER-23, p. 215
Later handwritten copy. Asking George W. Riggs to become the official Treasurer of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
A.L.S. and draft. Richmond. His appointment as Treasurer required consent of the Grand Council, but all approved and he is now officially appointed as Treasurer of the MVLA.
A.L.S. Letter received and pencil draft. Written in the hand of her secretary, signed by Cunningham. Discusses payment to Mr. Washington.
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Private. ER-23, p. 35
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Acknowledges his receipt of 3 checks for funds. ER-23, p. 33