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Washington, Martha, 1731-1802

 Person

Found in 168 Collections and/or Records:

Abigail Adams to Martha Washington, 1799 December 25

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 22, Folder: OUT
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel with seal of John Adams. Abigail Adams, Philadelphia, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon. Condolence letter written by Abigail Adams to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington.

Dates: 1799 December 25

Account, Martha Washington's expenses, 1783 July 1

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 1783.07.01
Identifier: A-581
Scope and Contents

"An Acct. of Mrs. Washington's Expences from Virginia to my Winter Quarters & back again to Virginia according to the Memms. and accts. which I have received from her & those who accompd. her"--expences amounting to £1064.1

Dates: 1783 July 1

Accounts of Martha Washington with Captain Daniel Lecoeke for 790 bushels of corn, 1800 May 2

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents

Receipt signed "Daniel Lecock" for payment received by the hands of James Anderson on behalf of Martha Washington for 790 bushels of corn on 2 May 1800.

Dates: 1800 May 2

Accounts of Martha Washington with MacLeod & Lumsdon for sundries, 1800 February 18, 1800 July 8-August 9, 1800 October 9

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents

List of items purchased by Martha Washington from Macleod & Lumsdon, dated at the top 18 February 1800, Alexandria. The accounts, dated 8 July and 9 August, include entries for 47 panes of glass, oil, paint for 30 mahoghany chairs, paint for a wine cooler, varnishing, picture frame gilding, and glazing. Signed by Macleod & Lumdsdon at the bottom, noting that the above money was received in full 9 October 1800.

Dates: 1800 February 18; 1800 July 8-August 9; 1800 October 9

Accounts of Martha Washington with printer Ellis Price, 1800 May 27

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents

Accounts dated February 13, March 11, and April 12, 1800 for newspaper advertisements and handbills purchased by Martha Washington from Ellis Price, printer of The Columbian Mirror and Alexandria Gazette. Items Martha purchased include 26 advertisements for a house to rent, an advertisement about the Mount Vernon fishery, 23 advertisements about the donkey Knight of Malta, and notice about the runaway slave Marcus.

Dates: 1800 May 27

Accounts of Martha Washington with William Jones, 1800 February 4

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 01
Scope and Contents

A list of clothing purchased by Martha Washington from William Jones of Alexandria. Includes suits purchased for enslaved workers Daniel, Marcus, Christopher, and Frank. According to notes on the verso, payments were received from James Anderson on 12 April 1800 and 15 May 1800.

Dates: 1800 February 4

Accounts of Martha Washington with William Keating, 1800 April 23-1801 November 10

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 23
Scope and Contents

Accounts dated 23 April-23 September 1800 for weaving yards of cotton, wool, and other fabrics. The payments are marked as having been paid "By balance due the Estate of General Washington," by cash, by 41 gallons of whiskey, and barrells of herring. The final payment is marked as received from James Anderson on 10 November 1801.

Dates: 1800 April 23-1801 November 10

Alexander Hamilton to Martha Washington, 1800 January 12

 Item — Shelf Oversized
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington’s death, estate documents, Major George Peter’s military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Dates: 1800 January 12

Ann Huntington to Martha Washington, 1800 January 4

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 01
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Condolence letter written by Ann Huntington, New London, Connecticut, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, on the death of George Washington.

Dates: 1800 January 4

Auguste Belin to Martha Washington, 1800 March 5

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed. A condolence letter from Auguste Belin, Secretary of the Loge Française l’Aménité of Philidelphia, a freemason lodge of French and Saint-Dominguen émigrés. Belin writes that he is inclosing copies of a funeral oration performed at the lodge in honor of George Washington's death.

Dates: 1800 March 5

Autographs, Martha Washington, undated

 Item — Box 3, Folder: ND7
Identifier: W-467
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains letters to and from Martha Washington that have been acquired by the MVLA since 1858. For more information, see content note for individual items. The collection grows organically as new items are acquired.

Dates: undated

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr. to Martha Washington, 1800 May 25

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 04
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., New York, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon. Bartholomew Dandridge Jr. writes his aunt inquiring about letters sent to him from Washington before his death that Dandridge never received.

Dates: 1800 May 25

Bill, from James Chrystie, 1790 June 16

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 1790.06.16
Identifier: A-238.8
Scope and Contents

For china items amounting to £19.17.6--included are china dishes, plates, soup plates, dessert plates, Nankeen china, wash basin and bottle, chamber pot, etc. Receipted by John Rich for James Chrystie, Sept. 2, 1790.

Dates: 1790 June 16

Bill of exchange from Robert Carey to Martha Custis, 1758 May 18

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: RM-1202
Scope and Contents

Partially printed bill of exchange charged to the estate of Daniel Parke Custis and signed by Martha Custis.

Dates: 1758 May 18

Bill of Sale, with Lawrence Lewis, 1800 March

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 1800.03.00
Identifier: W-810
Scope and Contents

Sale of eleven mules, three sheep, eight oxen, one cow and calf, two heifers, three cows, one riding horse, a quantity of plank, scantling and barrel staves and all the plantation [ ] Farm called Dogue Run, standing property lately sold to Lewis, amounts to $1279.40; Lewis to pay yearly sum of $90 till her death then either return it or pay George Washington's executors the above amount.

Dates: 1800 March

Bill, Thomas Law to Griffith Coombs, regarding work on Mrs. Washington’s house occupied by Mrs. Dearborn, 1802 August 23

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 27
Scope and Contents

Payment from Thomas Law to Griffith Coombs for repairs to Martha Washington's townhome in the District Columbia occupied by Henry Dearborn. Payment marked by Coombs as received in full from Thomas Peter on August 23, 1802.

Dates: 1802 August 23

Bushrod Washington to Martha Washington, 1800 January 4

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 28
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Bushrod Washington, Walnut Farm, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon. Bushrod writes to Martha about purchasing corn from Colonel Washington.

Dates: 1800 January 4

Calling cards, Martha Washington, undated

 Item — Box 3, Folder: ND11
Identifier: RM-295; MS-2912
Scope and Contents

Three calling cards handwritten "Martha Washington" with note.

Dates: undated

Charles H. Atherton to Martha Washington, 1800 March 23

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed. Condolence note written by Charles Humphrey Atherton, Amherst, New Hampshire, to Martha Washington after the death of George Washington. Atherton writes that he is enclosing a funeral oration delivered at the request of the citizens of Amherst, New Hampshire in Washington's honor.

Dates: 1800 March 23

Document, Recipe for great cake, undated

 Item — Box 5, Folder: ND1
Identifier: W-570
Scope and Contents

Written by Martha Parke Custis Peterfor Martha Washington, at Mount Vernon. Martha Washington’s Great Cake recipe yields a massive cake requiring forty eggs, four pounds of butter and five pounds of flour, plus fruits and spices. Its large dimensions made it perfect for serving the many family and visitors who flocked to Mount Vernon during the holiday season.

Dates: undated

Dr. Jean Pierre Le Mayeur to Martha Washington, 1800 May 1

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 02
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed "John Lemayere." Jean Pierre Le Mayeur, Sweet Springs, was George Washington's dentist during the Revolutionary War. He writes his condolences to Martha on the death of Washington, apologizing that his servant lost the first condolence letter he had written on February 24.

Dates: 1800 May 1

Elias Boudinot to Martha Washington, 1800 January 2

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 26
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed. Condolence letter from Elias Boudinot, New Jersey Congressman and Director of the United States Mint, Philadelphia, to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington.

Dates: 1800 January 2

Envelope, "Mrs. Washington to Mrs. Powel", undated

 Item — Box 3, Folder: ND4
Identifier: A-417.54
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains letters to and from Martha Washington that have been acquired by the MVLA since 1858. For more information, see content note for individual items. The collection grows organically as new items are acquired.

Dates: undated

Estate, list of enslaved people of Martha Washington, 1801 March 5

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 08, Folder: OUT
Scope and Contents Manuscript titled "A List of Negroes belonging to Mrs. Washington." A list of 121 enslaved persons who were Martha's dower slaves. Unlike the slaves owned by George Washington, Martha's slaves were not freed after her death and were inherited by the Custis descendants. Men, boys, women, and girls and listed in separate columns, each further broken down into the places where they worked: Mansion house, River Farm, Muddy Hole, and Union Farm. Five women - Amy, Alice, Peg, Agnes, and Old Judy -...
Dates: 1801 March 5

Estate, Martha Washington, George Washington Peter Custis, 1802-1826

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Accounts from 1802 for furniture and household goods purchased by George Washington Parke Custis from the Estate of Martha Washington. The final payment was made in 1826, and the account is signed by Thomas Peter, executor of the estate.

Dates: 1802-1826

Estate, Personal sales, Martha Washington : photocopy, circa 1802

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

A list of the household belongings sold by Thomas Peter from the personal estate of Martha Washington. Includes a listing of who purchased each item and the price it sold for.

Dates: circa 1802

Eugolium, from Louis Fontanes, 1800

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1800.00.00
Identifier: MSS-294
Scope and Contents

Funeral Eulogium on General Washington, Pronounced in the Temple of Mars by Louis Fontanes the 20th Pluviose an 8", [1800].

Dates: 1800

George and Martha Washington to Thomas Law, 1796 March 28

 File — Box 1, Folder: 03
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter in Washington's hand, initialed by both George and Martha. George and Martha Washington, Philadelphia, to Thomas Law. The Washingtons congratulate Law on his marriage to their grandaughter Eliza.

Dates: 1796 March 28

Georges Washington de Lafayette to Martha Washington, 1800 March 24

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Georges Washington de Lafayette, La Grange, son of the Marquis de Lafayette, writes a condolence note to Martha after the death of George Washington. Georges writes of Washington's "parental kindness" when he visited Mount Vernon and says, "How far was I to imagine when I left your family that it would be a last farewell."

Dates: 1800 March 24

Henry Knox to Martha Washington , 1800 January 17

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 06
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Former Secretary of War Henry Knox, Montpelier, St. Georges, sends Martha his condolences after the passing of George Washington.

Dates: 1800 January 17

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Archival Object 166
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Subject
Correspondence 38
Condolence notes 26
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Death and burial 10
Financial records 9
Card photographs 8