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Ritchie, Anna Cora Mowatt, 1819-1870

 Person

Biography

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

Found in 125 Collections and/or Records:

Christie Johnson to Anna Cora Ritchie, undated (050)

 File — Box: 103
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Incomplete draft, page 2. Concerns Alice Nisbet's (Nesbit's?) impression of Miss Cunningham. Says her opinion can be trusted, she is mature and a lady. MSS-688. Undated 050.

Dates: undated (050)

David Paul Brown to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 April 23

 File — Box: 22
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Philadelphia. Thinks Washington's terms of sale not good. He keeps Mount Vernon while Association must pay him until full amount is paid.

Dates: 1858 April 23

David Paul Brown to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 January 11

 File — Box: 20
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A.L.S. Philadelphia. Accepts Miss Cunningham's position of "Knight of Mount Vernon" and stands ready to act in any exigency that may arise. ER-3, p. 115

Dates: 1858 January 11

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1856 June 25

 File — Box: 15
Scope and Contents Extracts from his letter. Sectional feeling will probably prevent his trip to South. Press in North assails him for his southern trip. Has delivered Washington address 21 times. Funds he has received, invested; if not used in his life time, his will provides they be given to Association trustees. Thinks price of Mount Vernon exorbitant. Regrets loss of time caused by poor health. Poem written by E. Everett after seeing monuments of Judah Touro and Catherine Hayes, June 25, 1856. ER-9, p....
Dates: 1856 June 25

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1856 July 7

 File — Box: 15
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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

Dates: 1856 July 7

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1856 December 25

 File — Box: 15
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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

Dates: 1856 December 25

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1857 March 30

 File — Box: 17
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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

Dates: 1857 March 30

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1857 July 17

 File — Box: 17
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Photostat. Hopes to come to Richmond in November. Had successful speaking tour in West.

Dates: 1857 July 17

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1857 August 22

 File — Box: 18
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Photostat. Newport, Rhode Island. Continues to give his speech. Sends best wishes to Mr. Ritchie in his illness.

Dates: 1857 August 22

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1857 October 5

 File — Box: 18
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Telling of his extensive schedule of Washington lectures. Hopes to come to Richmond. in November. RM-600, ER-4488

Dates: 1857 October 5

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1857 October 26

 File — Box: 18
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Photostat. Boston. Definitely unable to travel away from Boston. Will give his talk only locally.

Dates: 1857 October 26

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 December 10

 File — Box: 32
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Facsimile copy. Discusses the MVLA Constitution, Council meetings, and payments to Mr. Washington. ER-505.

Dates: 1858 December 10

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 March 30

 File — Box: 21
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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

Dates: 1858 March 30

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 January 7

 File — Box: 20
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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

Dates: 1858 January 7

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 February 13

 File — Box: 21
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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

Dates: 1858 February 13

Edward Everett to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1861 November 24

 File — Box: 60
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Photostat. Minor matters - First he has heard from his Virginia friends in a year. ER-518

Dates: 1861 November 24

Ellen Call Long to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 September 4

 File — Box: 27
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Tallahassee, FL. Writes of delightful friendships formed by intensive workers in MV cause; of Swedengorgiansim; how Florida has developed an Assn. plan similar to N.Y. plan - agents in larger towns and all counties, orators to speak in various parts of state; Florida has so small a population, an office with secretaries is unnecessary. Mrs. Long is acting for Mrs. Murat during her absence. Gives difficulties of raising money among cotton planters. Charges against J.A. Washington...
Dates: 1858 September 4

Louisa Greenough to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 August 26

 File — Box: 26
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A.L.S. Cambridge. Asks Mrs. R. to give readings in Mass, or just to tell the story of MV Assn, will pay her expenses. ER-12, p. 35

Dates: 1858 August 26

Mrs. C.A. Hopkinson to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 September 6

 File — Box: 27
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A.L.S. Begs her to give a course of readings in Mass and tell the "MV story" as she did at Brookline. ER-12, p. 43

Dates: 1858 September 6

News clipping - Letter from Governor Wise to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1856 May 13

 Item — Box: 11
Scope and Contents News clipping with printed letter from Virginia Governor Henry A. Wise, who writes from Richmond, to Anna Cora Ogden Ritchie, Mount Vernon Central Committee. The letter is his reply after the MVLA asked him to negotiate with John Augustine Washington III on their behalf. One other news clipping summarizes the correspondence but does not print it in full. Wise suggests that the organization prepare a constitution and by-laws as well as appoint Edward Everett their advocate and agent in...
Dates: 1856 May 13

Octavia Le Vert to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1857-1858

 File — Box: 20
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Typed transcript, undated. Sorry to have missed seeing her. Will visit in a few days. RM-144 TYP-2405

Dates: 1857-1858

Philoclea Eve to Anna Cora Ritchie, ca. 1856

 File — Box: 16
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Facsimile. Suggests building Grecian temple at Mount Vernon to hold sarcophagi.

Dates: ca. 1856

President John Tyler to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1857 May 1

 File — Box: 17
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Will mention Mount Vernon in speech. Commends Association in its efforts. Photostat and transcript also available in folder.

Dates: 1857 May 1

Receipt, payment from Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 7 April 1858

 Item — Box: 6
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Receipt for money given by Anna Cora Ritchie to Ann Pamela Cunningham through Susan Pellet. Also notes check sent to Mr. Washington. Note regarding money from bonds and interest on the reverse.

Dates: 7 April 1858

Ritchie, Anna Cora M. – Biographical information and clippings; Thesis “Anna Cora Mowatt and Her Audience,” by Imogene McCarthy, 1952

 File — Box: 58, Folder: 31
Scope and Contents From the Series:

These files were kept by staff members at Mount Vernon, most often by the Secretary to the Board, to document the lives and work of individual Vice Regents. Some items were given directly by the Vice Regents to be placed in their files, while other documents were located or collected by staff and interfiled at a later time. Types of material include mostly correspondence, clippings, obituaries, resumes, tributes and memorials, notes, memos, and ephemera.

Dates: 1952

Robert Gray to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1858 August 19

 File — Box: 26
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A.L.S. Lynchburg. Attorney, Robert Gray. RM-1066, MS - 5708

Dates: 1858 August 19

Sarah Tracy to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1859 November 19

 File — Box: 47
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A.L.S. Philadelphia. "Strictly Private and Confidential." Letter covers the question of calling a Council meeting, which the Regent feels is necessary. RM-181, ER-2552. 3 p.

Dates: 1859 November 19

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