Tracy, Sarah, 1820-1896
- Existence: 1820-1896
- Existence: 1820 - 1896
Sarah Tracy Herbert, Mrs. Upton Herbert. Secretary to Ann Pamela Cunningham; caretaker of Mount Vernon during the Civil War
Found in 427 Collections and/or Records:
A.L.S. Washington, D.C. Will be absent from Washington a few days on "U.S. Sanitary Commission" business. Makes appointment with Miss Tracy on return, and hopes to visit Mount Vernon. ER-14, p. 5
A.L.S. New York. Grieved to hear of Secretary's decision re boat. Glad plants are alive, so desirable to preserve them. Asks what G.W. Riggs can get for bonds. Asks about concert in N.Y. to be given for Mount Vernon greenhouse. Saw Mrs. Riggs in N.Y. who told her of her recent visit to Mount Vernon. Asks when last word from Miss Cunningham was received. ER-14, p. 7
A.L.S. Dobbs Ferry. Wants to inquire whether possibly any spies or secessionists have been to Mount Vernon, conveyed to the "enemy." Asks her to check into this and the average sum of the boat passage so she may figure what the Association is losing by its absence. ER-14, p. 7
A.L.S. Dobbs Ferry. Requests Sarah Tracy to call Grand Council, Feb. 22, in Washington. Encloses draft for notice to be sent. Asks Tracy and Supt. Herbert to attend. Petition to Sec. of War and reply will be presented to Council for action. ER-14, p. 8
A.L.S. Re annual meeting for Feb. 22 required by Constitution; sends draft for notice to be sent VRs and Regent from Washington. Sec. and Supt. Herbert asked to be there with data. Miss H. (Halsted?) will urge ladies to attend, hoping to secure a quorum, will also present petition to Sec. of War and reply. ER-15, p. 139
A.L.S. Dobbs Ferry. Grand Council will meet at 10 o'clock. Asks Miss Tracy to bring all papers re steamboat, maintenance costs and conditions at MV; anything that helps to establish Miss Tracy as Secretary. Have Mr. Herbert bring statistics on health conditions there. ER-14, p. 11
A.L.S. Dobbs Ferry. Approved editorial reply to attack on Regent. Knows several papers have copied it. Feels safe about Mount Vernon, knowing Miss Tracy and Mr. Herbert are there. ER-14, p. 3
Advises that New York's climate not yet proper for further appeals for MVLA. She is preparing a statement, but waits for a while first. Notes $22,000 raised by Massachusetts. ER-12, p. 296
A.L.S. Dobbs Ferry. Unable to reach Mount Vernon after troops went into Va. Asks about conditions at Mount Vernon, if roof leaks, if old portico has been replaced, if Miss McMakin has arrived. Saw (false) newspaper's reference to Supt. Herbert and fugitive slave question. ER-14, p. 5
A.L.S. St. Louis. Death in the family prevents Mrs. Hunt from attending Council meeting--did not receive account of last annual meeting of the Vice Regents. ER-5, p. 273
A.L.S. St. Louis. Mrs. Hunt will attend next Council meeting on Dec. 2 and she will accompany Mrs. Hunt to Mount Vernon. ER-5, p. 273
Copy (incomplete) of a typed memoir dictated by Fannie Keith Arnold about her aunt, Sarah Tracy. RM-205, TYP-2660/a
Military pass from the Military Governor in Alexandria, Virginia. The pass allows the "servant" of MVLA Secretary Sarah C. Tracy to travel with groceries by command of Brigadier General John P. Slough.
ER 16; p. 106 A
Ledger with handwritten meeting minutes, 1864-1867. Account of money received and expenditures, 1860-1867.
A.L.S. Cambridge. Forwards part of letter from Sarah J. Hale (Lady's Book) asking for information as she had seen an unfavorable newspaper article. Asks for names of VRs living. Mrs. Greenough expects to return next season. ER-12, p. 155
A.L.S. Cambridge. Mrs. Greenough plans to return in October. She has kept up a lively interest in Mount Vernon affairs. Mrs. Barry is in Florence. ER-12, p. 157
A.L.S. Cambridge. Mrs. Greenough is still in Europe and could not attend Council. Other Massachusetts ladies would not attend in her place as they would have no vote. She also chose not to travel there in the winter. Wrote her opinions on behalf of Mrs. Greenough to Miss Hamilton, but does not think she received them. Does not want Council to think Massachusetts not interested in Mount Vernon affairs. ER-12, p. 155
A.L.S. Cambridge. Re Mr. Fourney's criticism. Advises Regent, now in S.C., to remain silent to avoid misunderstandings. Mrs. Greenough in Paris. ER-12, p. 153
Draft copy. Sarah Tracy, now Mrs. Upton Herbert. Asks for her to relate all information she knows about the earliest meetings of the MVLA. ER-6, p. 152
Draft copy. Asks for her husband, Mr. Herbert, to share with them as much information as he can remember about the earliest days of the Association including improvements made to the Mansion and grounds under his supervision. ER-6, p. 165
A.L.S. Washington. Knight Templars plan a trip on Potomac and ask if they may have a ceremony at the Tomb of Washington and on what terms landing permission will be granted. ER-10, p. 94
Note by Sarah Tracy, also with monetary sums probably in writing of John Augustine Washington III. Miss Cunningham will take "the safe you speak of" and wants it sent up as soon as possible. She plans to leave tomorrow. ERL-62. Undated 051.
A.L.S. Receipt for salary. Two months salary in advance from Dec. 15th to Feb. 1-5, $66. ER-16, p. 92
This is a copy of a document from the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C., that was sent to Sarah C. Tracy, the Secretary of the MVLA. It was signed by the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and A. Jamieson, a collector from Alexandria, Virginia. The document gives clearance authorization for family supplies to be shipped to Mount Vernon. There are two authorizations dated July 16 on the back of the document. The document is marked as a duplicate.
ER 3; p. 263
A.L.S. Elizabeth. Sends check for $400. Thanks Miss Tracy for report of Miss Cunningham's Mount Vernon trip. Fears it will not be some time before she can send funds "by the hundreds" for MVLA. ER-8, p. 45
Receipt written by E.W. Vyle, executor of John Augustine Washington's estate, for payment from Sarah C. Tracy. Vyle acknowledges receiving from Miss Tracy $100.00, which is due to the estate.
ER 16; p. 111, A