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Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855

 Person

Found in 180 Collections and/or Records:

Bella Jones Adams to Jane C. Washington, 3 June 1840

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1840.06.03
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Bella Jones Adams, Philadelphia, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon. Writes that the memorandum tablet was sent by Martha, not her. She didn’t send the butter cooler due to fearing for its condition. She wants Jane to visit during the summer and asks after her crops.

Dates: 3 June 1840

Bushrod Washington family papers

 Collection — Shelf: D:6
Identifier: RM-1174
Content Description The Bushrod Washington Family Papers consist of documents gathered by the descendants of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The collection comprises an assortment of correspondence and legal documents documenting the lives and property ownership of several branches of the Washington family. The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence, Legal Documents, Social, Miscellaneous, and Indenture Notices (Land Deeds).The Correspondence series,...
Dates: 1662-1835

Caleb Russell to Jane C. Washington, 1837 June 12

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1837.06.12
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Caleb Russell, Quantico Factory, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon. Russell writes that he had sent some of the wool, at the direction of the overseer, received last summer to a factory in Fredericksburg to be made into fine cloth, as he is unable to do that. Since then he has heard nothing about it, despite writing to them several times.

Dates: 1837 June 12

Copy of the last will and testament of John Augustine Washington II, 1833 June 24

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 23
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A "true" manuscript copy made from the original, which is dated July 8, 1830. In his will, John Augustine gives his wife Jane the power to dispose of any of his enslaved workers who are disobedient to her after his death. He also stipulates that his children may sell the Mount Vernon estate to the government if Congress wants it.

Dates: 1833 June 24

Elswyth Thane Beebe collection of Washington family papers

 Collection — Shelf: D:5
Identifier: RM-710
Content Description

This collection includes correspondence between John Augustine Washington III and his mother and wife, as well as other family members, mostly dealing with family matters and running Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1818-1861; Majority of material found within 1840-1850

F. F. Lee to Jane C. Washington, 1839 June 15

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1839.06.15
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F. F. Lee, Washington City, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon. Lee writes that she will visit Mount Vernon for a few days with Mary and Rosa.

Dates: 1839 June 15

George Mason, Spring Bank, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1855 September 10

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1855.09.10
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Mason sends condolences on the death of Jane C. Washington, “a great Virginia lady.” He was unable to attend funeral due to the illness of his wife all summer.

Dates: 1855 September 10

George Mason to Jane C. Washington, 1839 May 27

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1839.05.27
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George Mason, Hollin Hall, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon. Autograph letter signed.

Dates: 1839 May 27

Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to Eleanor L. Washington, Mount Vernon, 1844 April 11

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: MS-4862
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Relates ill health of various family members and other family news.

Dates: 1844 April 11

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1846 July 17

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1846.07.17
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A.L.S. Blakeley to Mount Vernon. Discusses a large christenings in church. Relates tale of two men who recently died from intemperance. Also tells plans for an upcoming wedding and where various guests will stay.

Dates: 1846 July 17

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1846 August 1

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1846.08.01
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A.L.S. Blakeley to Mount Vernon. Wants to send George with the carriage to bring her and the children. Describes dancing by various people. Wants to receive some financial records.

Dates: 1846 August 1

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1846 November 4

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1846.11.04
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A.L.S. Blakeley to Mount Vernon. Misses the family and tells of items that were left during their last visit. Much rain has kept her from church. Maria sent jars of quince jelly for her. Gives family news and describes some roses. Sends message to Augustine “to write to his old and now very unimportant mother.”

Dates: 1846 November 4

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1847 September 25

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1847.09.25
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A.L.S. Blakeley to Baltimore. She is sorry to hear of Lou’s “hooping cough.” Other family news. Long description of Mr. Tacker and his vision of his impending death. Is sorry that Augustine is alone at Mount Vernon with the servants who have been “a source of disquiet and distress to him.”

Dates: 1847 September 25

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1851 June 7

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1851.06.07
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A.L.S. Blakeley to Mount Vernon. Wants Nelly and the children to visit after harvest and will send George with the carriage to get them. Hopes Augustine will be friends with Mr. Moran. Has been sick and taken “an unusual quantity of opium for me.”

Dates: 1851 June 7

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1852 January 5

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1852.01.05
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A.L.S. Blakeley. Describes a sermon on intemperance. Discusses health problems of John and hopes he will improve when the weather gets better. Much family news.

Dates: 1852 January 5

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1852 March 11

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1852.03.11
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A.L.S. Blakeley to Mount Vernon. Hopes Augustine is recovering. Much sickness in her house. Sent a new plough to Augustine. Hopes it arrives in time. Other family news.

Dates: 1852 March 11

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1852 May 27

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1852.05.27
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A.L.S. Blakeley. Describes a visit from Mrs. Powel and various other family members. Wants part of the rent on the fishery to go toward the purchase of a piano for Louisa and the rest sent to her to pay off some debts. Sends love to all and reports on a few deaths.

Dates: 1852 May 27

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1852 December 10

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1852.12.10
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A.L.S. Blakeley. Looks forward to Augustine’s visit. Invited Kitty to spend the winter with her, but she will go elsewhere. News about various acquaintances. The disagreeable pork business is done, and she is sending three barrels of pippins via boat.

Dates: 1852 December 10

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1848 November 15

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1848.11.15
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A.L.S. Blakeley. Describes a wedding and the young guests at the dinner. Discusses an Irishman who came to sell her tablecloths which she did not want. Letter was written over several days. She really misses the family.

Dates: 1848 November 15

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1847 April 15

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1847.04.15
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A.L.S. Blakeley to Mount Vernon. Much sickness in the early spring of cholera. Many people unable to work – Old Jenny, Maria and Dick, Lewis and George obliged to plough. Her cook Eliza has a crippled sore arm. Sophy, Joe, and Little Tom have been helping with many guests. Much discussion of weather.

Dates: 1847 April 15

Jane C. Washington to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1851 April 7

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1851.04.07
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A.L.S. Blakeley. Met Dr. Alexander and family before church and invited them to dinner. Encloses a letter from Mrs. Moran who would like to stay at Mount Vernon on her way to visit Jane. Is sending George with fish to be pickled. Sends remembrances to “your maids Sarah, Eliza, Fanny and Amanda.”

Dates: 1851 April 7

Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1837 May 2

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1837.05.02
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Tells him of four family members with consumption. Also “have no servant to dispose of who would suit her sister, unless Milly would be willing for one of her three elder daughters to go. It would be a sure and good home I believe.” Discusses sale of corn crop and other family news. Mentions repairs being made by Mr. Skidmore at Mt. Vernon. We have two other letters dated 1837 November 23 and 1838 November 1 mentioning repairs made by Jesse Skidmore. In 1839 July 27,...
Dates: 1837 May 2

Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1837 May 16

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1837.05.16
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A.L.S. She is enclosing another $10 note requesting it get charged and sent to her by him.

Dates: 1837 May 16

Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1837 October 3

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1837.10.03
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A.L.S. Blakeley. She is unable to join him at Mount Vernon as her business would not fare well. Is sending a horse down as he is better fitted for the saddle than harness. Writes about sending him to Mount Vernon to “relieve Maj. Lewis,” who is working with Struthers and Strickland to build the new tomb. Writes of her “deep veneration and gratitude to the memory of Genl Washington.”

Dates: 1837 October 3

Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1837 November 14

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1837.11.14
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A.L.S. Blakeley. Upon her return home, she found things had not been taken care of on her farm. A fodder house for the cattle was not placed correctly at all. She encouraged her son to get a good education at Mr. Hallowell’s school in Alexandria.

Dates: 1837 November 14

Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1837 November 18

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1837.11.18
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A.L.S. Blakeley. She wants him to inquire about an appointment for Lawrence Washington who needs employment. Inquires about his studies and the repairs on the “old mansion.” Gives some family news and wants him to call on Mary and Julia.

Dates: 1837 November 18

Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1837 December 7

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1837.12.07
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Blakeley. Reports on crop yields. Says there “have been some difficulties between the overseer and the Negroes” on the Mountain. Tells him of the impending purchase of a pair of draft horses. Talks of sending Willoughby and Gabriel to Mount Vernon, as well as Henry and Dolly. (This is likely Gabriel Johnson, about whom we have at least nine other letters in the collection.) Mentions letting his cousin have Jesse at “whatever you think a reasonable price.” Reports pork prices are down...
Dates: 1837 December 7

Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1838 February 1

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1838.02.01
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A.L.S. Blakeley. She was sorry to hear of his illness and tells him to leave Mount Vernon in the hands of hirelings and not endanger his health further by riding there. Refers to reading about “Mr. Calhoun’s and Mr. Clay’s conversations in the Senate on Mr. Calhoun’s resolutions respecting abolition petitions.” Much difficulty regarding Jessy – Cousin Jane has abandoned all idea of purchasing her.

Dates: 1838 February 1