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:
Photostat. Acknowledges receipt of document written by Washington.
Photostat. Reference to General orders book of Seize of Boston with Gen. Washington's order, held by man(?) in Iowa. Thinks it would be of little value, if official orderly book of GW is held by Dept. of State. Reference to Great Britain's continued recognition of the United States. PS-537
A.L.S. 2p. Boston. Outlines his conditions for giving his Washington lecture. RM-600, ER-4487
Photostat. Boston. Will be delighted to speak before citizens of Savannah. ER-519
Requests to know something of the Ladies' Association for the purchase of Mount Vernon - what is its modus operandi; does it have any funds? does it have refusal of Mount Vernon from the owner, J.A. Washington? ER-310
Boston. Has repeated address frequently since giving it there last year - funds from it go to purchase of Mount Vernon. If Mount Vernon cannot be purchased, funds to go to other object commemorative of Washington. Repeated speech on February 23 before Mercantile Library Association of Boston for whom it was originally prepared. Will repeat it under auspices of Mercantile Library Association of New York if any real interest is shown in it. ER-481
Facsimile. Philadelphia. Unable to make appointment now for an oration at the University of Virginia. Will do so when he can. ER-520
Photostat. Boston. Would give his talk for free, but any proceeds must go toward fund for purchase of Mount Vernon.
Congratulates her on upcoming wedding and hopes to be able to attend. Also hopeful for continued success of the Mount Vernon cause. Has been giving talks on its behalf.
A.L.S. Boston. Re his lectures. Thinks "Mount Vernon Papers" in the Ledger will do in MV cause no harm; cites some unusual responses. ER-9, p. 220
A.L.S. Boston. Replies to her request for list of subjects he thinks most important for next meeting. Refers to completing title to property; Government ownership of MV; provision for salary in arrears; recompense for being deprived of boat earnings; sale of Virginia at any price; G.W. Riggs' attitude toward forged draft; E.E.'s ledger earnings in hands of his Trustees of endowment fund; subject to Regent's call. ER-9, p. 301
Facsimile letter, ER-502
A.L. Boston. Facsimile. Approval of "Engraving on Steel by H.W. Smith" of portrait of E. Everett taken from life by M. Wight. (Printed statement on inside page). ER-9, p. 214
Medford, Massachusetts. Photostat. Will accept her invitation to repeat his discourse in Mobile if she can, thanks her for having publisher send him a copy of her book. ER-488
Photostat. Unable to commit to long speaking tour in South due to wife's illness and business concerns.
Photostat. Boston. Still postponing talks in Philadelphia and Richmond. Hopes financial state of country will improve.
Photostat. Intent to travel to South in Spring wrote article for Encyclopedia Britannica on George Washington - revising it "for the American reader". This will delay his trip South. Praises her efforts for the MVLA. ER-512 a,b
Photostat. Regrets he cannot make Southern Tour; time and obligations will not permit it. If went South, would have to stop at many places as well as New Orleans and Mobile. Wishes he could make the Southern trip. ER-513 a, b
Facsimile letter, ER-503a.
Photostat. Boston. Violent attacks on both of them by the Press. Attempts to discredit "Mt. Vernon Papers", written for the Ledger. For this reason he hesitated to accept Bonner's offer of $10,000 to write articles for fear of injuring interests. Offers to write more articles for Ledger but will not contribute money to Mount Vernon fund, because he needs money to supplement greatly reduced income. ER-511, PS-534
Typed transcript of letter. Boston. Everett is apparently writing about a proposal by Souther to give the oration on the character of Washington and the conditions surrounding such a speech. RM-123, TYP 2342
A.L.S. Boston. Miss Cunningham's letter sent by way of Kentucky. Not received. Much occupied. Will write Regent soon re funds in his hands, low market for Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad. Report of Regent's residence at Mount Vernon and Philadelphia Press made no impression in Boston. Everett writes Gen. Scott, when troops began to move, urging protection of Mount Vernon and Arlington House. ER-9, p. 299
A.L.S. Boston. Has received her letter, copy of Miss Hamilton's sensible letter enclosed and Regent's receipt. Corrects their accounting and asks for a corrected receipt to replace one returned. ER-9, p. 187
A.L.S. Boston. Returns drafts which lack Regent's signature. Corrects statements and accounts rendered on Charleston and Augusta orations and Selma contribution. Also statement re: Mr. Wilcox's contribution… "the most scrupulous accuracy is requisite." Sorry Christie Johnson is sick. ER-9, p. 189
A.L.S. Boston. Cannot accept invitation at this time as his family, business and the building of the public library keep him busy at home. Has been away much since speaking in St. Louis in April, repeated oration 40 times this season. ER-9, p. 133
A.L.S. Boston. Re: misunderstandings about his proposed orations in Richmond. ER-9, p. 137
Boston. Apologizes for confusion of date to speak in Richmond. Much too busy to do so.