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Ritchie, Anna Cora Mowatt, 1819-1870

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Vice Regent for Virginia (1858-1866), Mrs. William Ritchie

Found in 126 Collections and/or Records:

A.N. Brown to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 September 6

 File — Box: 27
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: 1858 September 6

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1855 January 4

 File — Box: 12
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A.L. 4 pp. retained copy. Miss Cunningham appeals to Mrs. Ritchie to enlist her aid in the "cause." She cites the fine work of North Carolina and Georgia. of Mrs. Mead and Mrs. Randolph Harrison; Virginia's inactivity; the "chilling" effects of John A. Washington's published letter. She requests that her "incognito" be preserved. ER-1-27

Dates: 1855 January 4

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1859 June 2

 File — Box: 43
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A.L.S. In the writing of a secretary, signed by Ann Pamela Cunningham. Philadelphia. Letter saying that the Mount Vernon Ladies Association had funds to make the final installment for the purchase of the estate which was not due until 22 Feb. 1862; however, they would use those funds to make needed restoration and maintenance. Miss Cunningham feared donation would not continue if the sale was finalized so far ahead of schedule. RM-977, MS-5585. 4 pp.

Dates: 1859 June 2

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858

 File — Box: 34
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A.L.S. Marked "Private." Postmarked December 3, 1858 on envelope. MSS-630a

Dates: 1858

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Anna Cora Ritchie, undated (012)

 File — Box: 102
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Draft. Discusses how to best approach John Augustine Washington concerning Mount Vernon, his dislike of the publication of stories and letters about Mount Vernon so far, and his desire to sell to Virginia. ER-11, p. 9. Undated 012.

Dates: undated (012)

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Anna Cora Ritchie, undated (035)

 File — Box: 102
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Draft letter in writing of a secretary, dictated from Miss Cunningham's "sick bed." Discusses Miss Cunningham's ill health and the efforts of Edward Everett for Mount Vernon. ER-1, p. 45. Undated 035.

Dates: undated (035)

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1855 July 31

 File — Box: 12
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A.L.S. 4 pp. She reports attending two meetings of State Commitee; disapproves of reorganization; She will continue to work but not as an officer; State Committee plans to publish proceedings and constitution in a pamphlet for national distribution. Publicity continues in Messenger and also through Miss Hale. The Regent's official letter was received by the Committee. Has given the Post Office orders for delivery of mail for the defunct Central Committee of the Union. ER-3-14ER-3-14

Dates: 1855 July 31

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1855 October 16

 File — Box: 13
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A.L.S. 6 pp. "Projected Movements" in Richmond and St. Louis; re: fundraising. Mrs. John Tyler asked to serve on a committee. Mrs. Ritchie declines to be president of central committee, will serve as secretary. ER-3 p. 25

Dates: 1855 October 16

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1855 August 25

 File — Box: 13
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A.L.S. 8 pp. General discussion and criticism of the new State Association of Virginia. Requests the Regent to send a few lines of report to the Messenger and to Godeys, until the Richmond matter is settled. ER-3 p. 16

Dates: 1855 August 25

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1856 February 19

 File — Box: 14
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A.L.S. Re: passage of Bill in spite of Mr. Taylor's opposition. Delay dangerous as Virginia legislature may adjourn in 2 days. Plans to stir up apathetic workers when Bill passes. Mr. Everett may speak in Philadelphia en route to Richmond. Urges Regent to have personal interview with Everett. ER-3, p. 47

Dates: 1856 February 19

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1856 February 29

 File — Box: 14
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A.L.S. Encloses letter of introduction to Mr. Everett from Mr. Ritchie. Enlists editor J.A. Thompson's efforts to reach Mr. Everett. Mrs. Pellet of Central Committee, Richmond, extends Mr. Everett invitation to lecture. Mrs. R's musicale ends with efforts to enlist Gov. Floyd and others in Bill. Legislature remains in session till March 19, Mrs. Ritchie will go to Capitol when Bill comes up. ER-3, p. 49

Dates: 1856 February 29

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1856 March 17

 File — Box: 14
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A.L.S. Mount Vernon Bill passed both Houses with only 2 dissenting votes. Mr. Langfitt presented Bill. Ladies attended both Houses in a body. Detailed description of way opposition was overcome. ER-3, p. 57

Dates: 1856 March 17

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1856 March 18

 File — Box: 14
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A.L.S. Asks for a rough copy of a letter re: contract, for the newspapers. ER-3, p. 59

Dates: 1856 March 18

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1855 February 19

 File — Box: 12
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A.L.S. 3 pp. Editors of Literary Messenger deliver addresses on Mount Vernon Association, February 22, with appeal for purchase of Mount Vernon. Begs Regent to write clearly so there will be no misunderstandings, ER-3-9

Dates: 1855 February 19

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1855 June 18

 File — Box: 12
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A.L.S. 4 pp. Mrs. Ritchie, Mrs. Pellet and others canvas Richmond for funds; circulars sent to prominent men; other publicity. Despairs of understanding discussion on constitution. Dissatisfaction with two committees. ER-3-10

Dates: 1855 June 18

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1855 June 28

 File — Box: 12
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A.L.S. 6 pp. The circulars requested were sent; refers to lack of harmony in the Association and advises turning all "motives" into benefit work for Mount Vernon; appointment of honorary members; reports on various individuals helping Mount Vernon; Mrs. Hale, Lady's Book continues to give space to Mount Vernon. ER-3-11

Dates: 1855 June 28

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1856 May 28

 File — Box: 14
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A.L.S. Richmond. Governor Wise's letter published with general satisfaction; encloses some clippings. Regent and Mrs. Ritchie disagree on Governor's attitude toward Mr. Everett. Mr. Tyler publishes his lecture. ER-3, p. 72

Dates: 1856 May 28

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1857 April 19

 File — Box: 17
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A.L.S. Philadelphia. Refers to "Enquirer" article. Receipt of a large package of MVLA papers from Miss Lawson with no explanation for sending them. Writes at length on motives of cause, in form of a few thoughts thrown together for an address to be published in religious periodicals. ER-3. p. 81

Dates: 1857 April 19

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1858 November 25

 File — Box: 30
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A.L. Astoria. Reports grand success of Astoria entertainment, repeated twice. ER-3, p. 171

Dates: 1858 November 25

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1857 December 21

 File — Box: 19
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A.L.S. Richmond. Hastens to send John Augustine Washington's letter and Mr. Ritchie's answer, with request she return them promptly. ER-3, p. 109

Dates: 1857 December 21

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1858 January 9

 File — Box: 20
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A.L.S Richmond. Encloses a letter from Mr. Everett: invitations for 22nd not yet out; Mount Vernon cause to be presented at Winchester Masonic Lodge; Gen. Chapman and Mr. Ward (legislator) Masonic committee to call on Regent; selling pictures; Dr. Dove will call on Regent; sends Regent a "book." ER-3, p. 111

Dates: 1858 January 9

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, January 1858

 File — Box: 20
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A.L.S. fragment of letter. Re: Mr. Everett and his lecture; selling tickets; Mr. Yancy will not speak; guards at Mount Vernon paid $1 per day selling pictures. No carriages on Mount Vernon grounds the 22nd. ER-3, p. 113

Dates: January 1858

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1858 March 5

 File — Box: 21
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A.L.S. Washington? Mr. Booth's matinee for Mount Vernon - reference to another benefit. ER-3, p. 122

Dates: 1858 March 5

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1858 August 12

 File — Box: 26
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Astoria, Long Island, NY. re appointments of VRs. Best advisers say facts rather thatn a defense of J.A. Washington should be given. Sent VRs Miss Hamilton's system, has distributed Records; does not consent to publication of her letter re Miss Hamilton, but an article may be written by Christie Johnson from this letter - Miss Hamilton's constant efforts for MV - Disapproves Regent's wish to open an office in Philadelphia. Reports activity of workers in Astoria and Ravenswood. Mrs....
Dates: 1858 August 12

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1859 July 15

 File — Box: 44
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A.L.S. Astoria, Long Island. Two letters, one a continuation of the other upon receiving a letter from Mary McMakin. Regarding the death of her father. Sends lists to be printed in Record. ER-3, p. 205

Dates: 1859 July 15

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1859 January 10

 File — Box: 35
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Richmond. Re VR- Ill, Mrs. Dodson's work. Mr. Hite (?), a Virginia application for superintendent; Mrs. Fogg (VR-Tenn) writes re Record; Mrs. Hoffman, Davenport writes of interest in Iowa; Miss Hamilton (NY) asks about tableaux "The Innocent Child" and reports difficulties with Academy of Music benefit performance; "Panorama of China and Australia" in Richmond not successful financially; have 60 subscription books distributed, sends Record to each worker; sends Regent newspaper...
Dates: 1859 January 10

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1859 February 12

 File — Box: 37
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A.L.S. with typed transcript. Richmond. Receives Appeals. Mrs. Eve's "sublime letter" enclosed proving first assn. was started in Ga. which Mrs. R. did not know, regrets deeply her published statement that Virginia was first state to act. ER-3, p. 197

Dates: 1859 February 12

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1859 February 24

 File — Box: 38
Scope and Contents A.L.S. and typed transcript. Richmond. Sends Mr. Riggs $650 collected in state; wishes information about VR for Pennsylvania for publication; Dr. Dove wants VR-Ga to reach Grand Master of Masonic Lodge; suggestion for furthering work with other Masonic Lodges; suggestion for VR in Oregon; expresses admiration for Mrs. Eve; first Grand Council called after taking possession of MV; urges Regent to consider carefully the future and seek counsel wisely; difficulties with Savannah group. ER-3, p....
Dates: 1859 February 24

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1859 March 12

 File — Box: 39
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A.L.S. Richmond. Sends Mr. Riggs $441.25 including Dr. Dove's contribution. Difficulties in crediting Masonic contributions. ER-36, p. 203

Dates: 1859 March 12

Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1860 July 18

 File — Box: 54
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A.L.S. Astoria. Refers to a most unfortunate affair, the concealment of which might bring criticsim to the Assn. ER-3, p. 237

Dates: 1860 July 18

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