Harper, Emily L. (Emily Louisa), 1812-1892
- Existence: 1812-1892
- Existence: 1812 - 1892
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
A.L. Copy in writing of her secretary. Philadelphia. Sends Vice Regents' credentials. Copy of Contract, Act of Incorporation, Constitution, By-laws, Appeals and Reports, Mount Vernon Record. Which give history of Association since March last when title was gained to Mount Vernon. Excellent description of Association's aims, scope, and form of organization. ER-11, p. 65
Draft letters to William Macfarland and Emily Harper on one piece of paper. Letter to Macfarland re funds. Regent attempts to systematize financial transactions; VR to give accounting from appointment to date to verify with Regent's account; treasurer to report funds rec'd, investments made from purchase fund with their par value. MV Record to be sent him regularly. Letter to Harper, she regrets her "decision in re to VR". ER-11, p. 45
A.L. Draft. It is very unfortunate that Miss Harper cannot accept position as Vice Regent at this time. Could she help Miss Cunningham find an appropriate representative for Maryland? A.L. Draft to Mr. Haas of Alexandria on the reverse thanking him for the ambrotype of the bust of Washington and two views of the Tomb. ERL-65
A.L.S. Baltimore. Asks about sending her proxy if unable to attend meeting. Will vote with Regent. ER-13, p. 32
A.L.S. Baltimore. Claims she is not qualified for the task appointed to her. Discouragements presented in raising funds for Mount Vernon because so many organizations are raising funds for various phases of rehabilitation in the South. Gives personally $200. Plans to visit Mount Vernon in May.
A.L.S. Paris. Gives Mrs. Comegys her vote by proxy. Feels she must resign as Vice Regent of Maryland. Still in Europe where she has been ill. Soon to return to New York.
A.L.S. Executive Mansion, Annapolis, Maryland. Too late to remedy the mistake re papering the Maryland room. Wants walls washed with a cream color, mantle piece and woodwork painted gray. Will bring pieces of carpet and curtains. Bedstead presented by a friend of Mrs. Egerton will replace one belonging to Georgia room. New mattress a gift. ER-13, p. 32
A.L.S. Baltimore. Sends matting for Maryland room. Wants furnace running 2 or 3 days before Council and needs a place for her maid. ER-13, p. 32
Is sorry Laughton will not attend tea party in honor of Mrs. Washington. They plan to “offer a handsome sum to Mount Vernon from the proceeds.” Feels inadequate to be Vice Regent.
Tells her of the schedule for the event and hopes she will attend.
Wants to meet with her, without interruption from other visitors, to discuss Mount Vernon and endowment fund. Discusses furnishing of Maryland Room.
A.L.S. Baltimore. Wrote Miss Tracy declining to be Vice Regent of Maryland, but she sent letter to Regent. Miss Tracy during hurried visit to Newport in Aug. asked on Regent's behalf that Miss Harper become Vice Regent. States condition under which she can accept position. Prefers meeting Dec. 14 to Nov. 2. ER-17, p. 140
A.L.S. Baltimore. She has been seriously ill and neglected correspondence. Urges Hollingsworth to have Mansion "thoroughly cleaned" of moths. Will attend to getting Maryland coat of arms. Bill for endowment passed Maryland Senate but failed in House. ER-17, p. 255
A.L.S. Annapolis. Invites Mrs. Comegys to her home, needs her experience and judgment re Mount Vernon. ER-17, p. 224
A.L.S. Cape May. Approves placing money in Savings Bank until Regent's return. ER-20, p. 19
A.L.S. New York. Visited Mount Vernon in June with Mrs. Barnes. Bricklayer had finished work, found many things to displease her. ER-13, p. 32
A.L.S. Baltimore. Delayed answering Mount Vernon letters for about 3 months. Mentions death of Mrs. Yulee and Mrs. Herbert, comments on other Vice Regents. ER-13, p. 32
A.L.S. Baltimore. Again declines to be VR because of condition of her personal affairs. Plans to donate $100 to the MVLA to try to make up for her "failure in making collections." ER-13, p. 28; ER-13, p. 30
A.L.S. "The Rocks", Newport, R.I. Declines appointment as VR-Md because of family cares. Her grandfather was a friend of Washington. ER-13, p. 26
A.L.S. "The Rocks" Newport, R.I. In answer to Regent's urgent letter, insists only extreme pressure of personal affairs prevents her accepting appointment at this time. ER-13, p. 26