Laughton, Lily Macalester Berghmans, 1832-1891
- Existence: 1832-1891
Found in 422 Collections and/or Records:
Print copy. RM-53, PS-2061
Incomplete letter – discusses finances being in good order as reported by Col. Hollingsworth. At the end they were to share “the result & impressions…”
In the writing of Margaret Sweat, Vice Regent for Maine. Financial report by the Regent. Mansion, foundations must be carefully watched and protected. Soil requires continual vigilance, garden walls - rebuilding of portion. ER-5, p. 39
A.L.S. Concordville, Pennsylvania. Deposits a chair at Mount Vernon used by Washington in the first Executive Mansion. W-259
A.L.S. Reference to Washington chair. W-259
A.L.S. Marion. Satisfied having heard Mrs. Laughton's defense of the Vice Regent from California against charges made against her. He hopes to visit Mount Vernon. W-259
Typescript. Philadelphia. Surveying for railroad from Alexandria. Believes it will benefit Mount Vernon. Suggests superindendent and engineer agree on proper location for station. ER-6, p. 268
He will visit on November 19.
Wants to visit Mount Vernon on November 18, 19, or 20. Wants to express appreciation of Washington and respect for the “patriotic ladies who have charge of his final resting place.”
A.L. Harrisburg. Will vote for appropriation of $1000 for Mt. Vernon by state of Pa. ER-5, p. 1
A.L.S. Harrisburg. Failure of House to vote an appropriation to Mt. Vernon fund. ER-5, p. 2
A.L.S. Senate Chamber. Wants all possible information on regulations governing association and on present successes of effort before bringing up subject of appropriations before Senate. ER-5, p. 1
A.L.S. Senate Chamber. Reduced appropriation bill for $1000 for Mt. Vernon passed Senate--couldn't get $2000. ER-5, p. 1-L
A.L.S. Senate Chamber. Appropriation bill in Committee of Conference now and is assured of passage. ER-5, p. 3
A.L.S. Senate Chamber. Lets her know progress of appropriation bill--goes into a committee of Conference, and prospects for its adoption very good. ER-5, p. 2
A.L.S. Received money from Mrs. Farnsworth for Mount Vernon endowment fund and for repairs of Barn, check for $50, which sum he placed into her "account as Regent." ER-5, p. 97
A.L.S. Washington, D.C. Has received $98.12. ER-5, p. 99
A.L.S. Washington, D.C. Amount of $81.75 credited to account. ER-5, p. 97
A.L.S. Washington, D.C. Statement of MVLA account. Can also collect $31.50 in interest due on MVLA stocks. Also he holds $5550 in US Treasury stocks, $500 in bonds of Portland and Rochester Co. and 18 shares of Virginia and Georgia bank stocks. ER-22, p. 237
Typescript signed. Governor Lee has had railroad bill amended in such a manner that road can go to any point in Fairfax Co. with exception of Mount Vernon. ER-6, p. 260
A.L.S. Harrisburg. On letterhead "State of Pennsylvania Executive Chamber." Cannot attend Everett lecture but hopes for its great success. ER-13, p. 44
Says he has a collection of manuscript letters and other personal relics of Washington, but he does not want to sell them. Instead he proposes the Association take over the note on some property of his that is under foreclosure notice.
Personal letter about various people, including Mr. Bergmans (sic). Is writing on behalf of Harriet Lane who was too busy to respond herself. Wants her to visit soon.
A.L.S. Dover. Her mother, Mrs. Comegys' prolonged illness. Mrs. Comegys is busy arranging her Mount Vernon papers in form of a report for next Council. To be a condensed account of Mount Vernon work in Delaware before as Vice Regent was appointed. Gives a gift to repair Delaware room. ER-5, p. 239
Letter from Harriet Lane at the Executive Mansion to Lily Macalester concerning mutual friends and acquaintances.
Letter from Harriet Lane at Wheatland to Lily Macalester Berghmans announcing her engagement to Henry Johnston of Baltimore and updating Mrs. Berghmans on news of family and friends.
Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Lily Macalester Berghmans Laughton concerning her recent visit with Mrs. Laughton’s daughter and son-in-law, Camille and Jose de Pedroso.ca. 1890
Letter from Harriet Lane at the Executive Mansion to Lily Macalester, concerning mutual acquaintances, family, and friends. Includes references to Lily Macalester’s future husband Alfred Berghmans.
Letter from Harriet Lane to Lily Macalester concerning her trip abroad to the Isle of Wight in England. Includes a mention Harriet Lane’s uncle, President James Buchanan.
Letter from Harriet Lane at Wheatland to Lily Macalester concerning election day 1856 and the campaign of her uncle, President James Buchanan, along with information on mutual acquaintances and friends.