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Halsted, Nancy Marsh, 1817-1891

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1817-1891
  • Existence: 1817 - 1891

Biography

Vice Regent for New Jersey 1868-1891, Mrs. Nathaniel Norris Halsted

Found in 644 Collections and/or Records:

Abby Chace to Nancy Halsted, 1877 February 8

 File — Box 87
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A.L.S. Agrees with Regent and others that it is not the best time to approach Congress with bill. ER-7, p. 117

Dates: 1877 February 8

Alexander Gardner to Nancy Halsted, 1878 July 16

 File — Box 92
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Copy. Washington, D.C. Hollingsworth has ignored all his requests for payment. He can no longer be photographer for MVLA. ER-6, p. 12

Dates: 1878 July 16

Alexander Gardner to Nancy Halsted, 1878 July 20

 File — Box 93
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A.L.S. Washington, D.C. His bill must paid, whether or not he gives them the negatives. He intends making them a gift of the negatives. P.S. Hollingsworth's messenger just brought $200 and says he will try to raise balance by Monday. ER-6, p. 213

Dates: 1878 July 20

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1869 October 23

 File — Box 70
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Mrs. Halsted's activities will stimulate other Vice Regents. The Banquet Hall is fixed and the Hall floor mended. Carpet has been laid in the Lafayette room and there are 13 stars on the window cornices. Discusses curtains, framed embroideries, high poster bed, whitish cottage furniture, bureau, stand, and chairs. Some letters have been lost. She lacks funds for a furnace and may buy a stove. They will have publicity for the Washington papers when New Jersey and New...
Dates: 1869 October 23

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1869 November 15

 File — Box 70
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A.L.S. Accounts ready for Council. General Michler calls and advises waiting for Congressional action on funds. He has advanced $400 on work. ER-2, p. 145

Dates: 1869 November 15

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1869 December 30

 File — Box 70
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A.L.S. Rosemont. She was very ill and her mother is also not well. Is disappointed in Mrs. Tiffey as secretary and probably will not retain her for long. Writes about problems with her family plantation and conditions in the South. Mentions the Rembrandt Peale painting, Washington Before Yorktown. ER-2, p. 151

Dates: 1869 December 30

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 February 14

 File — Box 70
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A.L. Mount Vernon. Oilcloth for second story hall, clock on stairway. Mr. Strider agent for Washington relics. Masons plan marble front to vault. Asks about New York's $500 contribution. Regrets Washington relics on market when Association lacks funds. ER-2, p. 153

Dates: 1870 February 14

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 March 4

 File — Box 71
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Willard's Hotel, Washington, D.C. Meets Benson Lossing, discusses endowment fund. Went to see Peale's painting of Washington at the Capitol. Professor Henry will present miniature model of Bastile under glass. Discusses Washington relics in the Patent Office. Saw Washington relics belonging to Kennon's widow (Martha Washington's granddaughter). The Vice Regent of Connecticut resigned, prospective appointment. Colonel Washington's relics for sale - difficulties with agents. Sword...
Dates: 1870 March 4

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 March 10

 File — Box 71
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Appointments of Vice Regents for Massaschusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Ohio. Recommends investment of funds in government bonds. Concurs with furnace plans. ER-2, p. 159

Dates: 1870 March 10

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 March 12-14

 File — Box 71
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Counsels against haste in filling Vice Regent vacancies. Cites Vice Regents for Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Missouri. Peale's portrait, reverence for Washington. Mrs. Underwood invited to Mount Vernon; Benson Lossing's efforts to raise funds in New York for Portrait and relics. Discusses at length "originals" of Farewell Address. Plans to counteract harm of Dr. Prince's article. Bostonian who writes for Mount Vernon. ER-2,. p....
Dates: 1870 March 12-14

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 March 19

 File — Box 71
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Meets Colonel Washington's agent in Washington. Channel filling up gives trouble. Discusses Peale painting for $13,000. Visitors declare Washington relics should be here. Mrs. Underwood very cordial. Colonel Washington will take half price if relics are sold to Association. Appointments of Vice Regents for Connecticut and New Hampshire discussed. ER-2, p. 161

Dates: 1870 March 19

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 March 24

 File — Box 71
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Discusses Dr. Prince's writing and antagonism. Filling Vice Regent vacancies in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Arousing Masons interest in Indiana and other states. Colonel Washington's letter describes his relics and New York Union League bid of $50,000. Funds for Peale portrait - cleaning, insurance. ER-2, p. 163

Dates: 1870 March 24

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 March 25

 File — Box 71
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Advises leaving Peale painting at the Capitol until Council meets - states problems involved. Mrs. Mitchell's gift of china, knives, plates. Suggests various methods by which the needed ice may be secured. ER-2, p. 169

Dates: 1870 March 25

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 March 26

 File — Box 71
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Appointment of a Vice Regent from Massachusetts. Enlists Benson Lossing's help in securing relics, endowment funds, Peale portrait. Letter to Mrs. Dandridge. Reviews attempts for funds in North and South, plans fund for relics. Fraud cited. Has high regard for John Augustine Washington. ER-2, p. 171

Dates: 1870 March 26

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 March 28

 File — Box 71
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Mrs. Davidge's interest in Washington relics and fear Union League may buy them. Mrs. Washington to call on Regent. Roof leaked during a storm and the ceiling in the Great Room and Washington's bedroom is wet. ER-2, p. 171

Dates: 1870 March 28

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 April 15

 File — Box 71
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A.L.S. Willard Hotel, Washington. Regent and Vice Regent of West Virginia plan to call on President re funds for relics (appointment difficult because of 16th amendment discussion). Peale portrait funds, cleaning, removal, etc. Influential visitors to Mount Vernon. Lossing article in Observer. Nelly Custis Lewis describes binding Farewell Address sheets together. ER-2, p. 173

Dates: 1870 April 15

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 April 30

 File — Box 71
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Discusses $200 needed for repairs on Peale painting. Adverse opinions on painting. Gate receipts less than this time last year, labor costs higher. Milwaukee Masons send design for marble front to Tomb. Difficulties in appointing Vice Regent for Connecticut. ER-2, p. 177

Dates: 1870 April 30

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 May 16

 File — Box 71
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Mrs. Emery as Lady Manager. Gardener and the vegetable problem. ER-2, p. 179

Dates: 1870 May 16

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 July 16

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Mr. Corcoran gives them aid. Railroad problem comes up again. General Gent collects for "fire fund," ice investigated. Summer house to be built. Building furnace in Mansion and its dangers. Gift of Gordon Fire engine. Vice Regent for Iowa died. ER-2, p. 181

Dates: 1870 July 16

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 July 30

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Plumbers' recommendations to be compared. Mrs. Ritchie's death. ER-2, p. 183

Dates: 1870 July 30

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 August 16

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. Atlantic Hotel, Cape May. Fire protection plans, funds collected for it. Furnace bill can be paid. Did not approve of all Mrs. Eve's policies in Council during Regent's absence. Regrets loss of the Vice Regent of Iowa who could have written history of Association. ER-2, p. 187

Dates: 1870 August 16

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 September 10

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. Cape May. Completing arrangements for fire department. Craig digs drains to connect 3 springs. Tank to be on kitchen side. Plan also to water greenhouse. Boat profits poor - equals that of one month in 1868. Collecting funds for water system. ER-2, p. 189

Dates: 1870 September 10

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 September 22

 File — Box 72
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Cape May. Irregularity of mail. Mount Vernon health problem. Labor is difficult. Have bricks enough for 2 cisterns. Government work on dormer windows unsatisfactory. Colonnade roof too flat. Boat did not make expenses since Jan 1. Vice Regent for West Virginia helps "fire protection fund." General Halsted's water system for Mansion and garden most practical. Filling southern Vice Regent vacancies difficult. Mrs. Tiffey inefficient, unadaptive, looks for a new secretary. ER-2,...
Dates: 1870 September 22

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 September 28

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. Is "sick and feeble" and receiving medical care. May not return to Mount Vernon until after frost on account of sickness there. ER-2, p. 193

Dates: 1870 September 28

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 October 2

 File — Box 72
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A.L. Draft. Thanks Mrs. Halsted for kindness to her niece. Wants work to begin on colonnade, dormer windows and cistern. Vice Regent of Delaware is at Mount Vernon. Re planting peach trees. Reports on Mrs. Tiffey's unfortunate trials. Successor must be able to write and know about management of a country estate. ER-11, p. 156

Dates: 1870 October 2

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 October 10

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. Philadelphia. Problems of sickness at Mount Vernon considered. Asks about prices of fruit trees. ER-2, p. 193

Dates: 1870 October 10

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 October 27

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. New York. Meets various "wealthy" people in interest of endowment fund. Will visit Mrs. Brooks. ER-2, p. 195

Dates: 1870 October 27

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 November 5

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. Baltimore. Sees "artist" twice. Warm weather prevents her return to Mount Vernon. Mr. Craig is sick. Digging in preparation for cisterns continues. ER-2, p. 195

Dates: 1870 November 5

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 November 13

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. Willard's Hotel, Washington. No frost yet at Mount Vernon. Not safe to sleep there. Give Mr. G. a bed in Mansion but other workmen in outhouses without heat. Regent calls on Mr. Corcoran, who is ill but will attend to trees later. ER-2, p. 199

Dates: 1870 November 13

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Nancy Halsted, 1870 December 13

 File — Box 72
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A.L.S. Rosemont. Is pleased with Mr. G's work on cistern - plans to extend pipes to vegetable garden and stables. Fears hydraulic ram may not be powerful enough. Funds low, gate receipts not good. No postmaster in her region. Letters carried by farmers. Uncertainty and delay of mails. ER-2, p. 201

Dates: 1870 December 13