Skip to main content

Farnsworth, Hannah Blake, 1802-1879

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1802-1879
  • Existence: 1802 - 1879

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Hannah Farnsworth, 1868

 File — Box 67
Scope and Contents

Partial copy, incomplete. Explains current situation with Miss Tracy who is living at the Mansion for the time being although resigned from her duties. Afraid she was wrong about Miss Tracy who may have also been irresponsible with finances. Feels Mr. Riggs is upset with her over Miss Tracy's departure but doesn't really understand why. ER-16, p. 150

Dates: 1868

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Hannah Farnsworth, 1867

 File — Box 65
Scope and Contents

A.L. draft. Difficulties arising from having no secretary for writing the Council Minutes as Miss Tracy is resigning. She exceeded her authority and sent to printer without Regent's approval; errors cited, questions of constitutionality of action, etc. Vice Regent of Michigan suggests the Regent live at Mount Vernon. No formal resignation of the secretary acted on. ER-11, p. 149

Dates: 1867

BW-3275 - Copy photograph - Mrs. Hannah Blake Farnsworth, First Vice Regent of Michigan

 Item — Box 2 (5x7), Drawer: Photographic print
Identifier: BW-3275
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Photographers primarily include staff members and contract photographers. The collection spans the 1930s to the 2000s and includes analog material made up of a variety of sizes of film negatives providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, restoration, and changes throughout the estate.

Dates: 1933 - 2005

Hannah Blake Farnsworth

 Item — Box 1: Series HPC - Box 1; Series HPC - Cartes de visite
Identifier: HPC - Cartes de visite
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Some of the earliest photographs of the estate were created and sold to visitors by the Association as a means of income. Those efforts helped to establish an important collection of 19th century views. The collection spans the 1850s to 2000s and includes over 140 linear feet of analog material providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds,...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1850-2010

Hannah Farnsworth and her daughter to Margaret Comegys, 1879 March 29 - April 10

 File — Box 94
Scope and Contents

A.L. in writing of Mrs. Farnsworth's daughter. New Rochelle. March 29, unfinished letter with few lines. April 10, her daughter finishes the last letter her mother wrote to Mrs. Comegys that was found in her desk. Her mother had a stroke of apoplexy but lives on quite helpless. ER-17, p. 255

Dates: 1879 March 29 - April 10

Hannah Farnsworth to an unknown Vice Regent, undated (069)

 File — Box 103
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Encloses a sample of oak wood "carpeting" she wishes to have laid on the floor of her room at Mount Vernon. Enclosure no longer with the letter. ER-17, p. 248. Undated 069.

Dates: undated (069)

Hannah Farnsworth to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1858 December 16

 File — Box 33
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Pleased first payment on MV is made. Send $95 for MV Record and will forward $200 for fund. Is preparing subscription books and has met kindness everywhere, plans to personally visit every county and develop its organization. Ann Arbor well organized. ER-10, p. 73

Dates: 1858 December 16

Hannah Farnsworth to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1870 November 13

 File — Box 72
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Received favorable reports of meeting from Mrs. Comegys and Mrs. Eve, also of improvements. Mr. Corcoran's idea of a "temple of patriotism quite charming." Recommends site of old Tomb and suggests New York artists be asked to submit designs at next Council. Has no money for improvement fund. Hopes to send $150 to endowment fund. ER-17, p. 161

Dates: 1870 November 13

Hannah Farnsworth to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1860 October 16

 File — Box 56
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Prefers Feb.22 to Dec. 14 as date of taking possession of Mount Vernon. ER-17, p, 154

Dates: 1860 October 16

Hannah Farnsworth to James Hollingsworth, 1872 August 27

 File — Box 75
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Congratulates him on his report and first month's work as Superintendent. ER-17, p. 178

Dates: 1872 August 27

Hannah Farnsworth to James Hollingsworth, 1878 February 12

 File — Box 90
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. New Rochelle. Michigan coat of arms presented by Governor Crosswell, executed by architect of Capitol at Lansing, designed to be hung in or before window to secure strong light. ER-17, p. 248

Dates: 1878 February 12

Hannah Farnsworth to James Hollingsworth, 1878 February 22

 File — Box 90
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. New Rochelle. Asks him to acknowledge he received the Michigan coat of arms, long delayed in reaching Mount Vernon. Has $150 for hall floors. ER-17, p. 248

Dates: 1878 February 22

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1874 May 17

 File — Box 80
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Incomplete letter, portion cut away. Detroit. Mrs. Eve reports seeing Mrs. Berghmans who is recovering from an illness. Thinks she will continue in office if Vice Regents so desire. There will be a "dissenting voice." ER-17, p. 191

Dates: 1874 May 17

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1875 December 6

 File — Box 84
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Plan for festival on February 22 for endowment fund. Mrs. Eve spent several weeks with her. ER-17, p. 209

Dates: 1875 December 6

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1876 February 22

 File — Box 85
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Attempted to reorganize some of the interior counties that had helped with purchase fund, but interest was gone. Has only collected $300 for endowment fund. Refers to the great amount of work she has done for Mount Vernon cause and yet it is not completed. Asks for information re amount needed for endowment fund. ER-17, p. 219

Dates: 1876 February 22

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1876 May 9

 File — Box 86
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Not able to attend Council. Asks if History of Mount Vernon presented for Council is to be published. If records of each state are preserved in archives, Mrs. Farnsworth has nothing but receipts for money collected which she will send with her resignation. Thinks more can be raised for endowment, and that resources of her "adopted state" have been only partially developed. ER-17, p. 229

Dates: 1876 May 9

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1870 July 7

 File — Box 72
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Hopes Mrs. Comegys thought attending Council was worthwhile, so many improvements at Mount Vernon. Asks if any relics have been received such as Mrs. Roger's (Havre de Grace) white satin vest. Pleased with Mrs. Comegys's report, expects Mrs. Sweat's report soon. Pleased affair with the Vice Regent of Louisiana is adjusted. ER-17, p. 161

Dates: 1870 July 7

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1877 May 20

 File — Box 88
Scope and Contents

A.L. portion of letter cut away, incomplete. Detroit. Collected $150 which she asks advice on using. Refers to her resignation and gives new address at New Rochelle, New York. Pencil note: "Mrs. Farnsworth resigned at next Council. Resignation not accepted." ER-17, p. 241

Dates: 1877 May 20

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1877 June 17

 File — Box 88
Scope and Contents

A.L. in fragments. New Rochelle. Failed to collect very much for endowment, has $162 in bank. Asks who is to write history of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. ER-17, p. 245

Dates: 1877 June 17

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1870 June 14

 File — Box 72
Scope and Contents

A.L. Fragment, portion of letter cut away. Detroit. Urges Mrs. Comegys's attendance at Council. Mrs. Cutts of Vermont, who has never attended a meeting may be there. ER-17, p. 158

Dates: 1870 June 14

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1870 June 23

 File — Box 72
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Re Mrs. Morse, absences from Council, and change of state residence. Problems of action against a Vice Regent who does not attend to duties of Association or is in marked opposition to Regent. ER-17, p. 160

Dates: 1870 June 23

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1870 May 31

 File — Box 72
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Portion of letter missing (cut out).Detroit. Will not attend June Council. Begs Vice Regents Chase and Comegys to be there. Mrs. Mitchell attends to Masons and to repair Tomb walls. Refers to discussion of Association finances with Regent, (refuses a salary), funds advanced by her, etc. Mrs. Ritchie suggests assigning a definite yearly sum to her. Vice Regent Farnsworth holds proxies for Van Antwerp, Fitch, Richie and Sibley. She will turn these over to Vice Regent Fitch if she...
Dates: 1870 May 31

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1871 January 9

 File — Box 73
Scope and Contents A.L.S. New Rochelle. No word received from Regent or Mrs. Tiffey since last Council. Replied promptly to Regent's Appeal for funds for improvements. No funds on hand, no prospects, except several $50 endowment fund pledges, told to collect and send treasurer. Suggests using endowment fund for repairs as Mount Vernon will doubtless go to U.S. Government after Regent's death. Mr. Corcoran's offer to rebuild summer house (on site of old Ice House), should be reproduction of original....
Dates: 1871 January 9

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1871 May 21

 File — Box 73
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Fragment, incomplete letter. Re leniency with Regent's household expenses since she works with illnesses. Wonders who could follow as Regent. Mr. Corcoran is ill, thinks "temple" he offered should be built at once. Could Mrs. Eve undertake this? She fears endowment funds will not be finished. Asks about living expenses of Nathan's family, Regent, maid, invited guests. Asks about successor for Secretary Tiffey. Portrait Mrs. Comegys "generously undertook to procure" is acceptable...
Dates: 1871 May 21

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1871 June 10

 File — Box 73
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Angel Island. Re her life in California. ER-17, p. 169

Dates: 1871 June 10

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, ca. 1872

 File — Box 76
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Endless repairs at Mount Vernon and difficulties in raising funds are disheartening. Disagrees with Regent's idea that publishing Mrs. Sweat's father's bequest of $500 would stimulate public's giving. No response from Knight Templars or Masons. Mary McMakin holds family reunions at Mount Vernon in winter. Gives her opinion of why Miss McMakin and mother were chosen to stay at Mount Vernon. Hopes Regent will adjust unfortunate affairs and an investigation be made. ER-17, p. 179

Dates: ca. 1872

Hannah Farnsworth to Margaret Comegys, 1878 April 29

 File — Box 92
Scope and Contents

A.L. letter cut into pieces. New Rochelle. Has not seen Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Halsted, latter busy with Mount Vernon affairs. New floor in hall is finished. ER-17, p. 251

Dates: 1878 April 29

Hannah Farnsworth to Nancy Halsted, 1874 May 17

 File — Box 80
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Detroit. Mrs. Berghmans has accepted Regency. Unable to attend next Council but will try to send "tangible representative for another pillar." Sends proxy to Mrs. Comegys if she does not attend, then it goes to Mrs. Hudson. ER-17, p. 191

Dates: 1874 May 17

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 55
Digital Record 1
Collection 1
 
Subject
Albumen prints 1
Card photographs 1
Cartes de visite 1