Hollingsworth, John McHenry, 1823-1889
- Existence: 1823-1889
- Existence: 1823 - 1889
Also known as James McHenry Hollingsworth; Superintendent of Mount Vernon, 1872-1885
Found in 500 Collections and/or Records:
A.L.S. Providence. Could he please pay man who brought her trunks to Mount Vernon. ER-5, p. 179
A.L.S. Providence, April 3. Asks Mr. Hollingsworth to send her a plat with descriptions of the "George Washington tea room" which is to become the Rhode Island Room. ER-5, p. 175. Undated 063.
A.L.S. Providence, May 2. Received Mrs. Halsted's note asking to postpone work at Mount Vernon until after Council. She concurs and has received his letter. ER-5, p. 176. Undated 064.
A.L.S. Providence, May 14. Accepts the proposal from the carpenter he asked Mrs. Halsted to forward to her. Approves and asks that he start right away. Asks about coat of arms for the door. ER-5, p. 177. Undated 065.
A.L.S. Baltimore. Miss Harper wishes wallpaper and oilcloth removed from Maryland room. She did not want these and won't be responsible for cost incurred. ER-5, p. 98
A.L.S. Louise Home, Washington, D.C. In regards to cutting of Mount Vernon timber and her procurement of the logs to make mop and broom handles. ER-5, p. 62
A.L.S. Berkeley Springs. Asks if he will forward her mail to her new address. Postscript asks if Sarah will put aside pickled tomatoes for her and let her know of the cost. ER-11, p. 155
A.L.S. Berkeley Springs. Sends for copy of constitution, she usually never travels without it. Hopes boat is meeting expenses and that he is spared sickness prevalent for years at Mount Vernon. ER-11, p. 161
A.L.S. Berkeley Springs. Sends 25 cents for a copy of Washington's will. The Report is in the Philadelphia printer's hands. Mr. Childs may print 1000 copies free. Says she is in better health. ER-11, p. 162
A.L.S. Berkeley Springs. Mount Vernon papers kept locked in bookcase. Formerly loaned funds to Association but that is no longer possible. Association is out of debt, on firm basis at personal sacrifice, no longer needs to stay at Mount Vernon. ER-11, p. 164
A.L.S. Summer at Mount Vernon was too hard on her. Says Council minutes, constitution and his contract should always be with the Regent. Miss McMakin will remove furniture soon. Plans a history of the Association. ER-11, p. 162
A.L.S. Superintendent was to send Miss Cunningham's trunk of important letters to Alexandria Bank where her fiber trunk is and get receipts for both. Wishes one bound copy of Mount Vernon Record, vol. 1, publisher gave her. ER-11, p. 155
Draft letter in writing of a secretary. Apologizes that he is not happy with the contract she sent for him to sign. She is committed to making a contract that is suitable for all parties and wants him to be satisfied. Wishes she was not so ill and could meet to discuss with him in person. ER-11, p. 166. Undated 031.
A.L.S. Dover Plains, New York. Thanks him for information sent and the invitation to visit Mount Vernon to see improvements. ER-8, p. 158
A.L.S. Dover Plains, New York. Asks how many copies of his book have been sold at Mount Vernon during 1876 and 1877. Fears his publisher's accounting inaccurate. Refers to Hollingsworth's letter that Lossing published on Houdon Bust. ER-7, p. 286
A.L. Betsey Mason writes beginning of the letter and her daughter finishes it. Assures him General Johnson will be cooperative re Mount Vernon affairs. Sideboard still at Green's warehouse, Alexandria, some old tables, engraving of "Aunt Lewis" is a beautiful portrait and she can also get one of her father. Note in pencil, "Mrs. Mason's last letter." W-94
A.L.S. Understands things at Mount Vernon have not happened as the Vice Regents wished and were promised. Asks opinion re powers of the Regent under the constitution. Approves his appointment and comments on changes at Mount Vernon. Suggested the Regent consult him re retaining "this family" to run a restaurant on shares. Miss McMakin is now private secretary to Miss Cunningham. ER-14, p. 55
A.L.S. Re Mrs. Sweat's note of instruction, changes in the Regent's and Miss McMakin's position. Suggests he get rooms or the house of Mr. Gibbs. Gardener's report "gloomy." ER-14, p. 55
A.L.S. Asks him to call to receive instructions sent by Vice Regents. Knows he will give Miss Cunningham every care. ER-14, p. 57
A.L.S. Chesnut Hill. Asks him to forward a note to Miss Cunningham. She is concerned for Cunningham's health and feels indebted to her for all she did for Mount Vernon. ER-14, p. 59
A.L.S. Chesnut Hill. Returns Miss Cunningham's letters. Regrets the "disagreeable" people at Mount Vernon. Disapproves of Miss McMakin's action. Hopes Miss Cunningham will find residence somewhere else soon. Suggests he take rooms at neighbor Gibbs' house. Criticism of MVLA's present condition. ER-14, p. 59
Fragment, incomplete letter. Mount Vernon has truly become a part of her life. Thinks the constitution an imperfect instrument. Barn and stables need repairs. Hopes Sarah is more useful and McMakins do not disturb him. ER-14, p. 59
A.L.S. Hopes to take her husband's family to Mount Vernon and that some distinguished group will also be visiting. Would be pleased to have him and Mrs. Hollingsworth call. Miss McMakin's note says the Regent found ladies more conservative than she feared. ER-14, p. 61
A.L.S. Thursday. Asks him to drop her a line. Hopes to hear of Mrs. M. (Mitchell?). Has advised the Regent not to return to Mount Vernon. ER-14, p. 57
A.L.S. Tuesday the 10th. In his note he did not mention the note she sent enclosing $5 for the MVLA. She needs the Regent's signature for funds but does not know where she is. Wants to know if she has decided to stay away from Mount Vernon. Discusses her dislike of Miss McMakin and Miss Cunningham's retirement. ER-14, p. 61
A.L.S. Thursday. Re the servants, his new responsibilities, and $1500 allowed to Miss Cunningham and freedom given her. ER-14, p. 55
A.L.S. Asks him to assist Miss Cunningham in getting away. Feels herself inefficient in aiding him. ER-14, p. 57
A.L.S. Staten Island. Friday the 23rd). Is returning to Colross soon and is anxious to hear of Miss Cunningham and the departure of the "obnoxious family." Hopes Miss Cunningham will not return until things are better between her and Council. Mrs. Sweat said her story of Miss Cunningham differs from Mrs. Hudson but she believes this is a misunderstanding. ER-14, p. 61