Laughton, Lily Macalester Berghmans, 1832-1891
- Existence: 1832-1891
Found in 422 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten notes by Lily Laughton on Macdonald's letter concerning the publication of a statement on Washington's bust after the death of Clark Mills.
News clippings with printed appeals by Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1855-1859. Printed circulars and leaflets with appeals and requests for donations, undated and 1859. One circular by Lily Macalester (Laughton) dated February 22, 1859, with handwritten drafted letter on the reverse to "My dear sir." ER 13; p. 56-57, ALS. ER-D-3.
A.L.S. Gives names of Vice Regents present at Council of 1868, also relates to her information about those present. ER-5, p. 207
A.L.S. Proposes selling some railroad stock and buying script or debentures of the same road. Discussion of Mrs. Long or Mrs. Weed as Vice Regent for Florida. ER-5, p. 208
Photograph – Lilly Macalester Berghmans Laughton and other Vice Regents on the Piazza of the Mansion, undated
Photograph – Lily Macalester Berghmans Laughton portrait on board backing with news clipping, ca. 1860
Rector of Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia. Holds bible which originally belonged to Washington and later given to Christ Church. Wishes to sell to Mount Vernon in exchange for funds adequate for new organ for Church.
A.L.S. Washington. Offers free legal assistance to MVLA whenever they feel need to call upon his services.
A.L.S. Williamsburg, VA. Has a book originally owned by Washington. If the MVLA is unable to purchase it, he will sell to Boston Athenaeum. Encloses description of the book. Offers it to MVLA for $100.
A.L.S. Cincinnati. Has purchased a piano stool with MVLA stock via their request. W-56
A.L.S. Pohick Church. Asks for payment of MVLA pew rental at Pohick Church for the year.
A.L.S. Pohick Church. Acknowledges payment of MVLA pew rental at Pohick Church. Receipt signed by A.C. Landstreet, Treasurer.
A.L.S. Pohick Church. Wishes to know when next MVLA Council will be so he may prepare for Holy Communion that Sunday at Pohick Church.
A.L.S. Pohick Church. Asks her to send next year's money for pew rental for MVLA at Pohick Church. He likes Mr. Dodge and feels he will be a good Superintendent. Same people agitating to place Mount Vernon under US government.
A.L.S. Pohick Church. Requests Regent to send money for annual pew rental at Pohick Church.
A.L.S. Pohick Church. Pohick Church will have a centennial service to commemorate the anniversary of Washington's inauguration. Dr. Philip Slaughter to speak at service.
A.L.S. Pohick Church. Thanks MVLA for providing $50 to Pohick Church to restore front of Church. Asks that she pay the annual pew rental "at her convenience."
Letter encloses two articles from constitution of Association about necessity of having a meeting of the General Council every year after the sale. Therefore a meeting is called for December 31 of this year, but it will not occur as the only real necessity is the raising of funds to pay off the debt.
A.L.S. Washington. Notice of "regular Annual Meeting" of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union to be held on the 22nd of Feb. at 11 a.m. in Washington, home of G.W. Riggs, Treasurer. ER-16, p. 120
Refers to her sad news and that she cannot give dinner parties at present. Sends best regards.