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Hollingsworth, John McHenry, 1823-1889

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1823-1889
  • Existence: 1823 - 1889

Biography

Also known as James McHenry Hollingsworth; Superintendent of Mount Vernon, 1872-1885

Found in 500 Collections and/or Records:

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1878 March 16

 File — Box 91
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A.L.S. Stratford. Pleased he sent Mrs. Sweat information on boat contract. Mrs. Barnes, a minority of one, "may talk as much as she pleases." Reason for Council meeting after June 1. Wants Arrow examined. Blake went to see Mrs. Halsted about building an iron steamer. ER-18, p. 89

Dates: 1878 March 16

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1878 March 18

 File — Box 91
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A.L.S. Stratford. Asks him which contract she saw at Mount Vernon. Asks him to have tin or zinc piece put into chimney. Hollingsworth is given authority to have Arrow examined. ER-18, p. 90

Dates: 1878 March 18

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1878 March 31

 File — Box 91
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A.L.S. Stratford. Confidential. Captain Baldwin calls in reference to getting contract for Mount Vernon boat, which he declares Mr. Blake is giving up. She has told him his boat was not the kind Mount Vernon wanted, Capt. Blake had Mount Vernon contract for 5 years. MVLA was satisfied. Asked for Mr. Blake's address, will send him new contract. Suspects Baldwin of having some relationship with Hollingshead. ER-18, p. 91

Dates: 1878 March 31

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1878 April 17

 File — Box 91
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A.L.S. Stratford. Mrs. Townsend determined to have new boat contract with Captain. Bartlett. This year Council to be late, June 11, to get all they can to Mount Vernon for it. ER-18, p. 94

Dates: 1878 April 17

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1878 May 28

 File — Box 92
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A.L.S. Stratford. She has been very ill but will attempt to go to Council anyway. Discusses which Vice Regents are attending. Doesn't think Hollingshead will cause any trouble. Mrs. Laughton is still very sick in London. ER-18, p. 40

Dates: 1878 May 28

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1878 July 7

 File — Box 92
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A.L.S. Stratford. Trying to come to understanding with Mrs. Sweat re a post office at Mount Vernon. Government will pay Mr. Blake $800 for carrying mail from Washington to Mount Vernon, which settles plan with Mrs. Halsted and Mrs. Hudson. Mrs. Sweat wants a joint proposal from Hollingsworth and Blake to place matter before Council. Have $2800 more for endowment fund. ER-18, p. 95

Dates: 1878 July 7

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1878 July 15

 File — Box 92
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A.L.S. Stratford. Sent his interesting letter to Mrs. Halsted who agrees with you on fire extinguisher. Asks if Mrs. Frick did decide to give engraving of Mount Vernon, Washington. Another Bridgeport man calls re boat contract. Became angry when he found Hollingshead had misinformed him. ER-18, p. 97

Dates: 1878 July 15

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1875 October 5

 File — Box 84
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A.L.S. Stratford. Hears Bridgeport ladies wish to raise money to furnish Connecticut Room. Discusses which room it shall be. Asks him to take label "Conn" off attic room door. She is to furnish Council room plainly. Sarah to use chicken feathers for pillows. Miss Cunningham's bedroom to be papered or whitewashed. ER-18, p. 50

Dates: 1875 October 5

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1872 August 16

 File — Box 75
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A.L.S. Stratford. Received his confidential letter of the 13th. She states her opposition to the Regent. Has written Mrs. Mitchell, chairman of the committee about his report and asking her to authorize safe key be given him, a "paper" for Mr. Cooke, for the Regent to be given a quarterly salary. Refers to insurance policy, hose, greenhouse boiler, method of addressing mail to him. Foxes have destroyed chickens, plans for chicken house, unfavorable comments on the McMakins. ER-18, p. 9

Dates: 1872 August 16

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1872 July 24

 File — Box 74
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Stratford. Sends his letter to other members of the committee. Suggests he write once a week to some member of the committee, a letter to be circulated and retained by Mrs. Mitchell. Gives him names of members with comments. Asks him to cut expenses and increase sales. Suggests bees, poultry, cut flowers, dairy products, setting out grapes. Association now depends on boat receipts, sale of photographs, etc. for funds. He must keep accounts carefully. McMakins must go at once as...
Dates: 1872 July 24

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1877 July 3

 File — Box 88
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A.L.S. Stratford. Asks him to write Mrs. Sweat re number of acres in hay, in grain, in garden, in woodlands, lawns, pleasure grounds. Also number of fowl, cattle, etc. Report's printing awaits this information. Explains that Minutes of MVLA are strictly confidential. Offers to sent Mount Vernon Bantam chickens. ER-18, p. 65

Dates: 1877 July 3

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1877 December 4

 File — Box 89
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A.L.S. Stratford. She is a member of the Executive Committee working with acting Regent, Mrs. Sweat. Lunch table is a "stumbling block." Asks how it pays, if garden produce feeds servants, what is done with poultry, hogs, milk. Asks if it is cheaper to buy manure and if peaches sell. Cost of ice, what repairs and improvements are needed. ER-18, p. 78

Dates: 1877 December 4

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1878 January 31

 File — Box 90
Scope and Contents A.L. incomplete letter. Stratford. Returns picture of "Old Arrow." Questions Captain Frank's contract to run through June 1. Mr. Blake took her over to the new steamboat in New York. She opposed his extravagence in furnishing cabins but indicates improvements for Mount Vernon Ladies cabin. Asks if he bought a new horse, if grocery bill is reduced for the winter. Executive Committee finds $100 too much for Ice House drain, asks if Mount Vernon laborers cannot build a trench drain or...
Dates: 1878 January 31

Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth re: Superintendent's duties, 1872 June 1

 Item — Box 2
Scope and Contents This document is from Mrs. Susan E. Johnson, the MVLA Vice Regent of Connecticut, to James McHenry Hollingsworth, the resident secretary, treasurer, and superintendent of the MVLA. It includes a "copy of copy" made by the Secretary of the Council in June 1872 regarding the duties of the "Res. Sec., etc." from the Record of the Council. This is followed by a letter from Mrs. Hudson to Secretary Hollingsworth telling him the Committee on the Secretary will define his duties more fully later....
Dates: 1872 June 1

Unknown author to James Hollingsworth, 1872 December 10

 File — Box 76
Scope and Contents A.L. Incomplete. Written on House of Representatives letterhead. Probably written by Mrs. Mitchell. Asks about Mr. Cooke as the Association's banker. Executive Committee has the right to know what funds the Association has. The Regent's health prevents her attending to future business. She has written several of the Ladies to raise money "to keep you along - until you can make more income." Efforts to get Washington's clothing and other articles from Patent Office. Professor Henry promised...
Dates: 1872 December 10

Van Campen Taylor to James Hollingsworth, 1876 February 1

 File — Box 85
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A.L.S. Newark. Sends drawings for reconstruction of south porch of Mansion. Copy of half column now attached to buiilding which should be copied exactly, made of seasoned pine, base and cap turned separately out of heavy plank. Drawing is correct, engraving and photographs examined. ER-7, p. 75

Dates: 1876 February 1

Van Campen Taylor to James Hollingsworth, 1876 May 8

 File — Box 86
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A.L.S. 2 pages. Newark to Mount Vernon. Sends the drawings and instructions for rebuilding the south porch of the Mansion.

Dates: 1876 May 8

William Dungan to James Hollingsworth, 1873 June 10

 File — Box 78
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A.L.S. Imperial Hotel, Washington, D.C. Requests payment of bill for services in application to General Assembly on interference of vested rights. ER-5, p. 64

Dates: 1873 June 10

William Dungan to James Hollingsworth, 1872 August 6

 File — Box 75
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A.L.S. Imperial Hotel, Washington, D.C. Error in Mount Vernon's account. ER-4, p. 59

Dates: 1872 August 6

William Dungan to James Hollingsworth, 1872 August 16

 File — Box 75
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A.L.S. Imperial Hotel, Washington, D.C. Error of $4.85 in settlement of Mount Vernon business. ER-4, p. 59

Dates: 1872 August 16

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