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. Richmond. Received Regent's letter with account of Grand Council and other Mount Vernon affairs. Informed Mr. Myers and Mr. Macfarland of request re Farmer's Bank Stock which latter thinks worthless. Re property values and changes in Richmond, cotton crop, carpet-bag rule in Virginia, negro suffrage, etc. ER-16, p. 297
A.L.S. Richmond. Sends $30 for portraits, receipt for Messenger subscription. Sends copy Mrs. Eve's subscription list, which Gov. Wise has. Has Virginia list. ER-16, p. 262
A.L.S. Richmond. Expresses sympathy on hearing of death of Regent's father. Sends $20 for GW portraits. ER-16, p. 267
A.L.S. Richmond, March 1. Discusses Washington portraits and says that one order sent to her has not yet been filled by Devereux and Co. She continues to receive orders for more and worries they will take too long to receive. Says Governor Wise does not recognize their amendment to the Act of Incorporation. ER-16, p. 249. Undated 045.
Draft. Post war discussion. Hopes her letters to Miss Cunningham finally reach her. Doesn't understand why they are not getting to her. Sorry she is not able to find a maid but thinks more "negroes" will return to their past work soon. Says to write as soon as she receives the letter. ER-16, p. 295. Undated 046.
A.L.S. Discusses list of contributors and a letter written by Mr. Everett. ER-14, p. 193. Undated 047.
A.L.S. Encloses a letter and donations for the Mount Vernon fund. Sends a Richmond paper that tells of Mr. Bennett who would like to sell pictures for the Mount Vernon fund. Says she cannot authorize this without the Miss Cunningham's approval. Madame Le Vert is visiting Captain Myers and was the most fashionable lady at a recent ball. ER-16, p. 428. Undated 048.
A.L.S. Richmond. Confidential. Gov. Wise refuses to give Secretary Pellet list of subscribers' names - and Mr. Mumford's report on reasons for refusal - new constitution not recognized by Gov. Mr. Macfarland pays Mr. Riggs $65 for interest due on Savannah bonds. ER-3, p. 175
A.L.S. Richmond. Sends $12 for 12 portraits from Mrs. C.W. Murat of Tallahassee, Fla.; will send draft for "portrait money" soon. ER-16, p. 260
A.L.S. Richmond. Encloses draft for $104 rec'd on account of Washington portraits. ER-16, p. 261
A.L.S. Richmond. Regent's clippings from Philadelphia Press taken promptly to Enquirer. Political news crowds Mount Vernon news out of press. ER-16, p. 272
A.L.S. Richmond. Reports success. Mrs. Cabell called a meeting, weather prevented attendance of members. Mrs. C. in Europe when first circular was published. Mr. Bunnus gives readings when asked, organizing societies in principal places in Virginia. Sends partial list of members. Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie postpone foreign trip. Mr. Everett offers to interest country in APC's and Mrs. Ritchie's efforts. Asked for notice in May nos. of Godey and (Thompson's) Messenger. ER-16, p. 233
A.L.S. Richmond. Sends various sums collected in other states, also sum collected from old subscribers in 1856. ER-16, p. 273
A.L.S. Richmond. Sends Regent $10 from Washington portraits. ER-16, p. 274
A.L.S. Richmond. Sends Regent by Mrs. Ritchie, remainder of names of Va. Subscribers taken from list in Archives of State, also accounts for all money that passed through Sec.'s hands, some unpaid subscription, doubts if they can be collected. Names have been ready a long time awaiting Regent's orders. ER-16, p. 275
A.L.S. Richmond. Asks APC to send copy of Governor Wise's letter which Mrs. Ritchie failed to copy. Masonic Orders definite aid to Mount Vernon Association for purchase fund. Mrs. P. and Mrs. Ritchie have changed the Report since receiving Governor's letter. Wishes S.C. list of subscribers and amounts to give Governor Wise. Will secure lists from other states. ER-16, p. 254
A.L.S. Richmond. Fragment of letter, 4 pages. Governor Wise's objections to Bill. Has written 5 Vice Regents asking them to send list of subscribers and amounts given - which will be sent to Governor when new constitution is sent. Secretary's Report has gone to printer. Masonic Order wants only to visit Mount Vernon once a year. Prospects are brighter. Reports funds collected. ER-4, p. 87
A.L.S. Richmond. Declares she has neither compromised the Regent nor the Association in dealing with Governor; begs she correct mistakes in Messenger, encloses copy of a letter she sent Ladies re: funds; Savannah has funds invested at 10%; re: Mrs. Walton and Mrs. Cabell; Mrs. Ritchie thinks Governor meant no insult. ER-3, p. 101
A.L.S. Richmond. Private. Reports a meeting at Mrs. Ritchie's where legislators talked about Mount Vernon, the Bill and Virginia's inactivity. Everett's fund with certified statement received. Governor's and legislature's action probably favourable. Mistakes still in Secretary's report and trouble with publishers. ER-4, p. 88
A.L.S. Richmond. Expects APC to stay in Mrs. Pellet's school. Good report from Mrs. Fogg. Subscribers' names coming in from several points. Trying to turn Mr. Ritchie out of office for supporting Governor Wise. ER-16, p. 246
A.L.S. 4 pp. Regrets misapprehensions between the two societies of the MV Association of Virginia, declares their Loyalty to the Cause, and mentions that she and Mrs. Cabell were the first to awaken interest of the Ladies of Richmond in MV cause. ER-3 p. 17
Copy of A.L.S. 4 pp. ER-3 p. 17 of same date. Except for occasional changes in phraseology, same as above. ER-16 p. 203
A.L.S. Richmond (copy) APC asks her to become Recording Secretary to Central Committee: accepts on condition of a more influential person can be found, during reorganization of Association in act of incorporation in Virginia legislature, such person shall promptly supplant her, and Mrs. P. will become corresponding secretary. Chooses Miss S.M. Johnson for her assistant. ER-16, p. 231
A.L.S. Richmond. Re: delay of John Augustine Washington in answering William Ritchie's published letter about purchase of Mount Vernon, which causes delays in raising funds, and unfounded rumors re: sale. Souvenirs sold at Mount Vernon. Miss Ritchie writes a note at end of letter re: Mr. Washington's letter. ER-9, p. 17
A.L.S. Richmond? Reports interview with Virginia Secretary of State, in which he refuses to give her list of subscribers presented to Governor Wise with the constitution. Encloses copy of his written report, stating Governor does not recognize new constitution, but only the first constitution presented. ER-3, p. 73