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. Postcard. She is unable to collect money for colonnade from his subscribers. Suggests Hollingsworth prepare pillars for colonnade. If cannot collect money, carpenters will have to be dismissed until it can be collected.
A.L.S. Letter and copy. Newark. Re flag and staff, supplies for painting roof, collection of $130 for colonnades, funds needed for stone paving blocks, originals from Isle of Wight. Mrs. Eve says colonnade pillars were once cut onsite. Georgia raised $30 for it. Mr. Halsted approves raising calf. ER-6, p. 36
A.L.S. Newark. Received contribution of 500 lbs. white lead in oil and all tin necessary for colonnade. Also promised a barrel of boiled oil for roof-painting, nails. ER-6, p. 41
A.L.S. Newark. Appeal to Masons for endowment fund. Transportation for a cow which has been offered for donation from Adams, New York. Appeals to New York Masons as she still holds Mrs. Brooks proxy. Small bureau shipped, belongs to George Washington in Newburgh headquarters. ER-6, p. 22
A.L.S. Newark. Re donated cow. Mrs. Eve thinks pillars for colonnades should be cypress, locust or cedar. Mr. Halsted thinks red cedar covered with yellow North Carolina pine. ER-6, p. 25
A.L.S. Postcard. "Look out for the cow," soon to arrive by freight from New York.
A.L.S. Postcard. The cow is being sent from New York and will arrive in Washington on January 31.
A.L.S. Newark. The cow was given by Col. Hungerford and was shipped, consigned to James Sykes, whom she has notified. Urges him to let her know of its arrival. ER-6. p. 28
A.L.S. Postcard. Newark. Describes cow being sent to Mount Vernon.
A.L.S. Hillside. Re shipment of donated cow. No response from Regent re restoration of colonnades, does not hesitate to have him go ahead with work. South portico built by Bushrod Washington to go before Council. Gives estimates for building one and restoring other. Mr. Halsted adds note re cutting and seasoning post. Includes extract portion of same letter, copied. ER-6, p. 27 and p. 37
A.L.S. Postcard. Newark. Asks height of flag staff. Tin has been shipped. Honorable Seldon T. Scranton has had no acknowledgement for 6 kegs of nails he sent. ER-6, p. 12
A.L.S. Postcard. Newark. Ensign storm flag to be contributed. Look for consignment on next steamer. ER-6, p. 12
A.L.S. Newark. Has shipped one camp bedstead for Lafayette room. Also linen for table and national flag donated by Mrs. McFadden. ER-6, p. 12
A.L.S. Newark. Will not hear of Association owning a steamboat. Must lease the wharf as before. Wharf built with endowment funds, so they are entitled to it. Shocked at article regarding moving body of Washington. Setting straight pillars of colonnade. ER-6, p. 21
A.L.S. Newark. Notifying him of the shipment of "old style mahogany furniture" for the Banquet Hall. Inquires if he knows anything more about the Confederate bonds. Asks how the colonnades are coming along. ER-6, p. 43
A.L.S. Newark. Requests some Mount Vernon Records. Will soon get under way with the "Day Book" for New Jersey. Donation of mule harness. Clothing for Nathan. India-rubber shoes for Nathan are a gift. Sarah's dress. Sofa upholstered with black hair-cloth. Mrs. Eve wrote Miss Cunningham two letters at Council, but no reply. ER-6, p. 44
A.L.S. Hillside. Forwards money for Nathan's bill and other purposes. Funds raised for colonnades restoration must not be used for any other purpose, until finished, remainder then to be used on south porch which is to be rebuilt. Re oil for colonnades. Asks for measurements of "Bastille" model. Will provide glass and table for same. Banquet Hall, place sofa under arched window and two chairs at each end. Proxy for New York. ER-6, p. 45 with copy of letter, ER-7, p. 21
A.L.S. Newark. Returns signed vouchers for colonnade. First colonnade finished, cost more than anticipated. Will try to get more tin for roof donated. Will try to have paint for roof donated. Theft of a pillow cover and statement about the theft. Accounting of expenditures and colonnades at end of letter. ER-7, p. 100
A.L.S. Newark. Corrects him on his recollection of estimates for rebuilding colonnades. Amount it is costing exceeds what she expected. Will have nails sent as gift. Tin for colonnade. Shouldn't have used linseed oil on roofs. ER-6, p. 47
A.L.S. Confidential. Asks him to finish second colonnade as soon as possible, will then ask Mr. Corcoran about Summer House and south porch. ER-6, p. 48 and copy of letter, ER-8, p. 238
A.L.S. Columbia Hotel, Lebanon Springs. Regarding harness, gift of nails for rebuilding colonnades and porch. Consult Judge Thomas about advertisement of "The Mary Washington." The dock is for use of the Association. Hopes to get donation of chairs and brooms from the Shakers. ER-6, p. 49
A.L.S. Newark. Soliciting nails for Mount Vernon. Tin for second colonnade roof and south porch. Article entitled "Mount Vernon Monopoly." State legislative committee are the ones to defend Association against such attacks. Reason for building fence. Donation of chairs by Lebanon Shakers. ER-6, p. 50
A.L.S. Newark. Notice of opposition boat. Believes fare must be put down as low as they wish if Captain Hollingshead can stand it. Bonds belong to the ex-Regent. ER-6, p. 51
A.L.S. Newark. Wishes to know facts of what provoked him to put up fence so Benson J. Lossing can refute the untruths spread by rival boat party. Their spokesman is D.P. Smith of Collingwood, who was the man who asked privilege of using dock? "Records" safe where he now has them. They can sell Lossing's "Mount Vernon" at publisher's price and get large percentage for Mount Vernon. ER-6, p. 51
A.L.S. with copy. Newark. Sends $100 of Colonnade fund he requested and asks for receipt. Mrs. Berghmans will write Judge Thomas and Don Piatt, and she has sent Benson Lossing a reply to D.P. Smiths' inaccurate statements. Asks him to substantiate all his statements to her and keep libelous articles, for Association will take legal action if they are not stopped soon. Bad condition of wharf and boat contract at time of purchase briefly reviewed. ER-6, p. 54 with copy ER-7, p. 21
A.L.S. Newark. Dispute over right of rival boat to use dock. D. P. Smith's letter and Lossing's reply. Editor of New York Observer to write article on subject. Collecting money for colonnade repairs. ER-6, p. 55
A.L.S. Newark. West Gate Lodges to be restored as they originally were. Colonnades and sanding of paint. ER-6, p. 62
A.L.S. Newark. Happy to hear of the gift of Washington's liquor chest. Mr. Halsted heard from Mr. Barber who plans to make a concrete walk from the wharf to the Tomb. Is it true that Hollingshead bought the boat "Mary Washington?" Engraving "Washington at Trenton" from dealers Virtue and Gorston to be framed and given to Mount Vernon. ER-6, p. 65