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Tracy, Sarah, 1820-1896

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1820-1896
  • Existence: 1820 - 1896

Biography

Sarah Tracy Herbert, Mrs. Upton Herbert. Secretary to Ann Pamela Cunningham; caretaker of Mount Vernon during the Civil War

Found in 364 Collections and/or Records:

Abby Chace to Sarah Tracy, 1865 November 1

 File — Box: 62
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Providence. Absent from state until War was finished. Asks about funds needed for repairs and receipts by boat. Unfavorable press letters. Hopes Tomb may be put in good condition in Fall. Criticism of women's undertaking is always severe. ER-13, p. 6

Dates: 1865 November 1

Agreement between Ann Pamela Cunningham and Sarah Tracy for secretary's duties and salary, undated

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The nucleus of this collection was created from papers given to the Association by Ann Pamela Cunningham around the time of her retirement as Regent. Several other Vice Regents followed her example and later donated their papers as well. These records were referred to as the “Early Records” since the time they were first established as an archival collection. A large portion of this collection is correspondence concerning the founding of the MVLA and the operation of Mount Vernon as a...
Dates: undated

Agreement between Sarah Tracy and Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1860 July 14

 Item — Box: 1
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MLVA Regent Ann Pamela Cunningham made this contract with Sarah C. Tracy as "private secretary to said Regent." As secretary, Tracy must render six hours of service daily. She will receive a monthly salary figured at an annual rate of $400 irrespective of board and washing. She must also provide one month's notice if she decides to resign.

ER 13; p. 12, ALS

Dates: 1860 July 14

Alexander Gardner to Sarah Tracy, 1866 August 21

 File — Box: 63
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A.L.S. Washington. When Queen Emma was presented with set of photos of public buildings in DC, she regretted omission of Mount Vernon. Asks permission to photograph Mount Vernon, pictures $3 each, will furnish MVLA as many as desired at half price. ER-16, p. 139

Dates: 1866 August 21

Alfred Moss to Sarah Tracy, 1859 December 12

 File — Box: 48
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A.L.S. Alfred Moss, Clerk of the Fairfax County Court, to Sarah Tracy. Reports brief account of conveyance of property by Mrs. Jane C. Washington to her son, J.A, (1225 acres). No mortgage ever been taken on property. MVLA acquired title April 19, 1858. ER-3, p. 187

Dates: 1859 December 12

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1864 February 16

 File — Box: 61
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A.L. Copy. Depreciation of investments, and sale of same. ER-11, p. 121

Dates: 1864 February 16

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, ca. 1864

 File — Box: 61
Scope and Contents

Draft. Had first letter from Everett for more than 2 years at Christmas. Glad to hear all were well and "faithful to charge". Hope it was not necessary to sell securities but to borrow on them. ER-1, p. 185

Dates: ca. 1864

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1865 July 10

 File — Box: 62
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Rosemont. Long, detailed account of her condition after the war. All communication and transportation has been disrupted. She fears for Mount Vernon and plans to make it self-sustaining. She will go there when travel and health permit. Describes her barren plantation and converting $34,000 into Confederate Securities. Legacies planned for Mount Vernon, Superintendent Herbert, Secretary Tracy and Mary. She despairs over debts. Asks for news of Mount Vernon, the Vice Regents, and...
Dates: 1865 July 10

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1865 September 6

 File — Box: 62
Scope and Contents

A.L. draft. Rosemont. Great difficulty in getting and sending mail. Much worried over Miss Tracy's long silence. Has seen a newspaper report that Mount Vernon has never had so many visitors. ER-1, p. 189

Dates: 1865 September 6

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1865 October 9

 File — Box: 62
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Rosemont. Personal letter recounting terrible conditions on her plantation. The mail services are lacking. Vacation is due Miss Tracy and Mary McMakin after all their years of service. She cannot spare the Superintendent. The Regent resumes duties after her total isolation. Discusses funds, payments due, crops at Mount Vernon, legal advice needed, newspaper criticisms, conduct of the Association, filling Vice Regent vacancies, calling Council, and her return to the estate. ER-1, p....
Dates: 1865 October 9

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1865 October 20

 File — Box: 62
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Rosemont. Writing "Circular" she planned delayed by death of an aunt living with them. Refers to her own strong presentiments. ER-1, p. 195

Dates: 1865 October 20

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1865 November 17

 File — Box: 62
Scope and Contents

A.L. Rosemont. Suggests Dr. D. may write the "Circular" she had planned. Asks about the "Record". Long account of her plantation difficulties, especially with "labor." ER-1, p. 199

Dates: 1865 November 17

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1865 December 3

 File — Box: 63
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Rosemont. She misses Everett's guidance; Mount Vernon health situation serious; improvements needed for Superintendent; Miss Tracy's resignation, salary due; difficulties of success or ignorant of Mount Vernon history and management. Deplores criticism of her motives and war prejudices. Sends David Paul Brown's opinion on "committee's power"; demands strict adherence to Constitution and By-Laws. ER-1, p, 201; Includes handwritten extracts of letter, ER-10, p. 21

Dates: 1865 December 3

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1865 December 11-16

 File — Box: 63
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A.L.S. Rosemont. Praises Miss Tracy for her sacrifice in spending war years at Mount Vernon. APC quite unwell. Urges Tracy to remain at her post. ER-1, p. 203

Dates: 1865 December 11-16

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1865 December 26

 File — Box: 63
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A.L.S. Rosemont. Mail difficulties continue. Sends order for "Godey" funds to be paid to Miss Tracy. Boston contribution may be enough to make "last payment" and also pay Mr. Herbert. ER-1, p. 207

Dates: 1865 December 26

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1865 December

 File — Box: 63
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A.L. Incomplete. Re Miss Tracy's resignation, urges her and Superintendent Herbert to remain, even for one year. ER-11, p. 130

Dates: 1865 December

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1866 April 7

 File — Box: 63
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Rosemont. Mrs. Ritchie's losses, travels, resignation. Delayed mails. Philadelphia friends oppose circular planned by Regent. Reviews Miss Tracy's 3 letters with Association news. Urges household linens be bought from picture sales. Asks about New Orleans sale of books and pictures. ER-1, p. 209

Dates: 1866 April 7

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1866 April 27

 File — Box: 63
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A.L.S. Rosemont. Few days under Miss Tracy profitable for Miss Mitchell. Mr. Peabody to return to America. G.W. Riggs' help needed. Inquires re prospective VRs in N.J. and N.Y. Regent too impoverished to live at Mount Vernon. Miss Tracy's successor - lady resident of tact and ability to deal with North and South. Considers E.P. Marks. ER-1, p. 215

Dates: 1866 April 27

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1866 May 5

 File — Box: 63
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Rosemont. She feared death so wanted to put her affairs in order, but is now recovering. Questions her own wisdom in calling Grand Council in Fall, season unfavorable to her own interests. Wants to have Mr. Peabody raise funds among Americans abroad. ER-1, p. 217

Dates: 1866 May 5

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1866 May 12

 File — Box: 63
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Rosemont. More recommendations for obtaining information re prospective VRs. Mrs. Goodrich, VR-Conn resigns. Judge Breckinridge's (Ky) misunderstanding. Bishop's recommendations. In whose name inquiry made, concern for Mrs. Eve. Emperor's donation to Mde Murat. Suggests writing army personnel for information re Mrs. Morse, Mrs. McWillie, and Mrs. Walker. Mrs. Chesnut (S.C.) died. Re funds received by Mrs. Berghmans and photograph sales requiring time of one person. Recommends...
Dates: 1866 May 12

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1866 May 17

 File — Box: 63
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Rosemont. Problems of post war South. Election of new Vice Regent for New York to replace Miss Hamilton. Regent does not choose only advises - up to the Council as to who will be her replacement. ER-1, p. 223

Dates: 1866 May 17

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1866 May 20

 File — Box: 63
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Multiple letters and copy of letter to Mr. Stewart regarding plans to build a road near Mount Vernon. Also discusses railroad and details on the founding of the Ladies' Association. Suggests other employees for the management of the estate. ER-1, p. 227; ER-1, p. 225

Dates: 1866 May 20

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1866 May 26

 File — Box: 63
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Rosemont. Letter from Mrs. Comegys received. Recommends Miss Emily Harper as Maryland Vice Regent. Needs Mr. Peabody's help in raising funds; Miss Cunningham's debts to Mount Vernon. Re Miss Johnson's appointment, service and salary problem. Miss Cunningham has financial difficulty in attending Council. ER-1, p. 233

Dates: 1866 May 26

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1866 October 23

 File — Box: 63
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A.L.S. Rosemont. Encloses $10, making $25 sent by letters. Plans trip to Mount Vernon. Postscript later says plantation troubles may delay her. ER-1, p. 239

Dates: 1866 October 23

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1866

 File — Box: 64
Scope and Contents

A.L. Deposited July entrance money with Mr. Riggs ($576.00): Total deposits since May are $2,356.62. Excludes % owed to MVLA by the boat company. ER-1, p. 235

Dates: 1866

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1867 February 14

 File — Box: 64
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A.L.S. Rosemont. Mrs. Mitchell's not apprehending mischief done by publishing. "Unlucky Richmond article now in N.Y. papers." "Expenses" omitted from Report due to pressure on the secretary's time and not Mrs. Riggs' fault. Hears Mr. Peabody will give a million to Southern education. Proposition of model for rebuilding approved. ER-1, p. 251

Dates: 1867 February 14

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1867 April 2

 File — Box: 64
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Rosemont. Asks why Miss Tracy has not written. Regrets Mr. Peabody is to sail May 1 without seeing Mount Vernon. Asks about affairs at the estate, visitors, and the Vice Regent for NH; has received letter from Miss Hamilton. ER-1, p. 253

Dates: 1867 April 2

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1867 June 14

 File — Box: 64
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Rosemont. Send Mrs. Ritchie information; Mrs. Brooks appointed Vice Regent for New York, to be sent credentials, Records, Constitution, etc. Mrs. Hibbard appointed in Maine. Further aid needed from bishops of Ohio and Connecticut. "Keep jewelry" for her until safe means of transportation found. ER-1, p. 259

Dates: 1867 June 14

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1867

 File — Box: 65
Scope and Contents

A.L. fragment. Plans to collect and classify material for history of Mount Vernon; her letters to secretaries, to friends working in the cause; letters to the Regent. ER-2, p. 3

Dates: 1867

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Sarah Tracy, 1867 October 3

 File — Box: 65
Scope and Contents

A.L. Rosemont. Appointment of Mrs. Winslow from Connecticut. Vice Regents need to lobby for bill for $7000 damages from U.S. Government. Gives names of 8 Vice Regents who will be at Council if held late in year - and will help lobby Congress. Orders coal and sugar be purchased for Mount Vernon. Order to New Hampshire to send $600 fund to Mrs. Riggs. ER-1, p. 261

Dates: 1867 October 3

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