Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
- Existence: 1794-1865
- Existence: 1794 - 1865
Governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
Found in 223 Collections and/or Records:
A.L.S. Regrets that engagements prevent his dining with her. ER-9, p. 245
Facsimile copy. Discusses the MVLA Constitution, Council meetings, and payments to Mr. Washington. ER-505.
Photostat. Boston. Some misunderstanding over funds raised by his speeches. He will take charge of sum received and give accounting from time to time. Ill health forces suspension of speaking engagements. Glad she likes poem he sent her. ER-477
Boston (photostat). Hopes Mr. Choate and Mr. Winthrop will be invited to Richmond to speak on February 22, his health not well enough to permit a strenuous schedule. Has numerous requests to repeat his "Washington" oration. Would aid him in his lectures to have some word from Mr. Washington. Praises her readings in New York on behalf of Mount Vernon. ER-478
Photostat. Boston. The correspondence in Enquirer looks good, and Miss Cunningham's address good. Success in Albany. Both houses of legislature passed resolutions complimentary to his errand - attack on him in "Albany Evening Journal." ER-482
Photostat. Newport, Rhode Island. Continues to give his speech. Sends best wishes to Mr. Ritchie in his illness.
Telling of his extensive schedule of Washington lectures. Hopes to come to Richmond. in November. RM-600, ER-4488
Photostat. Unable to go south until winter at least.
Photostat. Boston. Definitely unable to travel away from Boston. Will give his talk only locally.
Facsimile. Boston. Thanks her for the little volume and flattering personal allusions in it. Hears the Regent is in Richmond, hopes she and the Richmond ladies can bring about the desired effect. Will be in Richmond on Feb. 22 for grand ceremonial. Has many speaking engagements to repeat his "Washington" and also his speech on Charity. ER-494
Facsimile. Boston. Speaking arrangements in Richmond. Refers to Mr. Pryor's articles. Leaves Monday for South, to reach Richmond by the 20th. Speaking is very exhausting to him. Will deliver his "charity" address for any charitable object. ER-498
A.L.S. 4 p. Plans to lecture in the South. Has heard that "Pamela had closed the bargain with Mr. Washington." Mentions his wife's ill health. RM-600, ER-4489
Photostat. Hopes to come to Richmond in November. Had successful speaking tour in West.
Photostat. Minor matters - First he has heard from his Virginia friends in a year. ER-518
Typed extracts from multiple letters from Edward Everett to his daughter, Charlotte Everett Wise, dated April 29, 1856, May 13, 1856, January 22, 1856, and March 31, 1856. He discusses his lectures and fundraising efforts on behalf of the MVLA. ER-9, p. 98
A.L.S. Newport, R.I. On request, he gives suggestions for appropriate lodgings for Regent and her secretary, where business can be conveniently and adequately transacted, and estimate of costs. ER-9, p. 193
A.L.S. Boston. Cannot deliver his address in Charleston until autumn or winter when he proposes making an extended tour of the West and South. A-700.
A.L.S. Boston. Rec'd copy of "beautifully illuminated edition of Farewell Address…a truly magnificent specimen of ornamental topography". Rec'd also copies of first two nos. of MV Record, which will be "highly serviceable to MV cause". ER-9. p. 196
Boston. Thanks them for illuminated edition of Farewell Address and for the dedication to him--also thanks them for copies of first and second numbers of the Mount Vernon Record. [Pasted to letter is newspaper clipping announcing arrangements by Boggs & Oakman and others to carry packages free of charge, and letter from E. S. Sanford to A. P. Cunningham, promising free carrying service.] ER-D-75
Boston. Will be unable to speak in Charleston until autumn or winter - will write a formal letter explaining this to Citizens group. A-700.
A.L.S. Boston. Complies with request to repeat address on Character of Washington at Springfield. Present owner of Mount Vernon has some doubts about method of ceding estate, but is sure it will eventually become public property. Is keeping sums he collects for purchase in trust, without deductions for personal expenses. If project fails, funds will be used for "some other patriotic purpose of general interest connected with memory of Washington." ER-9, p. 97
Photostat. Thanks Livermore for defending Everett's "Mount Vernon Papers" against attacks of NY paper. Have brought MVLA $13,000. ER-514
A.L.S. Boston. Everett writes to "my dear friend," probably G.W. Riggs re consummation payment to John Augustine Washington. Fears expected contributions will be disappointing. Delays in receipts from orations he has given. Brooklyn receipts may be $1000. Has rec'd $1000 from Ledger contributions. New York oration delayed by Everett's illness. ER-9, p. 227
Photostat. Boston. Desires to know his views on borrowing money to consumate purchase of Mt. Vernon on the 22nd--he himself doesn't think it a good idea. ER-508
Photostat. Boston. A mistake in amount of funds credited to his orations in New Jersey. ER-510
Concerning agreement of books. Reports proceeds from three orations in N.J. is $913.27. ER-23, p. 123
A.L.S. 2p. Concerning his lectures to raise money for the Association and the investment of the proceeds; Requests payment for last evening's program. RM-600, ER-4468
A.L.S. New York. US Government cut off boats to Mount Vernon (major source of income on grounds "of military necessity for the purpose of guarding against illicit and contraband trade." Sec. of War referred MVLA to Court of Claims for compensation for this loss of income. Now wishes to file application before the court for the MVLA. ER-9, p. 300