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Ball, Emma R., 1838-1918

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1838-1918
  • Existence: 1838 - 1918

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Ball, Emma – Biographical information; Memorial tribute; Letter from the Governor of Virginia concerning a daguerreotype of Mrs. Ball; Copyright certificate for a Mount Vernon publication, 1915, 1937, 1937

 File — Box 50, Folder: 20
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: 1915, 1937; 1937

Emma Read Ball - cased photograph, undated

 Item — Box 118
Scope and Contents

Cased photograph of Emma Read Ball. Note on the outer box reads in part "Presented by Governor Peery on behalf of Mrs. Harry M. Smith, Jr., on Governor's Day, May 19, 1937." A-134

Dates: undated

Emma Read Ball Genealogical Research Files

 Collection
Identifier: A-ERB
Scope and Contents At the time of her death, Mrs. Ball was preparing to publish a book on the life and ancestry of Mary Ball Washington. She struggled during her later years, however, and never completed the project. A portion of the research files she used for this project are represented in this collection. Mount Vernon received this material from Alison Burdick, Vice Regent for Delaware, sometime around March 1965 after she sorted through the collection and weeded some of its content. A report written by...
Dates: compiled ca. 1911-1912

Emma Read Ball to James Hollingsworth, 1874 February 13

 File — Box 80
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Leesburg. Four poster bed to be sent along with fire irons, two large brass. Mr. Elder, Richmond artist, to paint a large likeness from our miniature. ER-5, p. 73

Dates: 1874 February 13

Emma Read Ball to James Hollingsworth, 1875 June 23

 File — Box 83
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Leesburg. Candlestand bought from John A. Washington presented to MVLA by Major Noland. W-196

Dates: 1875 June 23

Emma Read Ball to James Hollingsworth, 1877 March 25

 File — Box 87
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A.L.S. Leesburg. Mr. Green of Alexandria will finish renovating and send to Mount Vernon "a handsome old…bookcase and writing desk." Shall go to Mount Vernon soon "perhaps with my big bookcase, a piece belonging to General Custis Lee, to be deposited" at Mount Vernon. H-151

Dates: 1877 March 25

Emma Read Ball to James Hollingsworth, 1877 May 17

 File — Box 88
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Leesburg. Original bookcase, mirror and brackets given by George Washington Custis Lee. Candle stand also original and given by Major B.P. Noland. Two square mahogany tables presented. Instructions as to how these relics should be marked. ER-5, p. 105

Dates: 1877 May 17

Emma Read Ball to Lily Macalester Laughton, 1885 April 7

 File — Box 96
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Mourns loss of two Vice Regents. As requested, sought legal advice re status and duties of Virginia Board of Visitors. Sends her names of new Board appointed by Governor Cameron, hopes Board will meet during Council and plan wisely for same. Asks about four shares of Bank Stock, so long unreported. ER-14, p. 135

Dates: 1885 April 7

Emma Read Ball to Lily Macalester Laughton, 1873 October 21

 File — Box 79
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Leesburg. Accepts the nomination as Vice Regent for Virginia. ER-14, p. 131

Dates: 1873 October 21

Emma Read Ball to Lily Macalester Laughton, 1873 November 29

 File — Box 79
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Leesburg. Visited Mount Vernon, asks for constitution and late reports of Association. Hopes to secure some relics. ER-14, p. 131

Dates: 1873 November 29

Emma Read Ball to Lily Macalester Laughton, 1887 April 11

 File — Box 98
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Encloses newspaper clipping regarding bills introduced to legislature. Proposed railroad and their desire to purchase land from Mr. Burke as a protection against it. Falls Church and Potomac Railroad Co. Urges her to apply to Virginia legislature for right to purchase more land. Recommends William Wirt Henry as an able Richmond lawyer if needed in fight to restrict railroads crossing into Mount Vernon land. ER-6, p. 262

Dates: 1887 April 11

Emma Read Ball to Lily Macalester Laughton, 1887 April 28

 File — Box 98
Scope and Contents

Legislature is back in session earlier than expected. Has heard that the proposed railroad will probably fail due to a lack of capital.

Dates: 1887 April 28

Emma Read Ball to Lily Macalester Laughton, 1887 November 23

 File — Box 98
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A.L.S. Virginia legislature is soon to convene. Will let her know when so that she can be there to conduct any Mount Vernon business. ER-6, p. 264

Dates: 1887 November 23

Emma Read Ball to Lily Macalester Laughton, 1887 December 26

 File — Box 98
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A.L.S. Gainesville, Florida. Must come to Richmond soon if any hope to stop state legislature from passing railroad bill detrimental to Mount Vernon interests. She ought to get aid of General Lee of Virginia and Mr. Henry in the matter. Both interested in Mount Vernon. She can do no more to stop it. ER-6, p. 264

Dates: 1887 December 26

Emma Read Ball to Margaret Sweat, 1881 June 18

 File — Box 94
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A.L. Incomplete letter. Leesburg. After talking to her husband she has changed her mind and feels that the trip to Yorktown would be in the best interest of the Association.

Dates: 1881 June 18

Emma Read Ball to Margaret Sweat, 1881 July 29

 File — Box 95
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A.L.S. Leesburg. Thanks her for the reports. Wishes Council were a few days longer to allow more deliberate action. Has heard nothing about Yorktown.

Dates: 1881 July 29

Emma Read Ball to Margaret Sweat, 1886 January 21

 File — Box 97
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Mrs. Sweat successful in furnishing Maine Room. Says she is welcome to bedstead. Repairs needed soon in Louisiana Room. Has heard excellent reports on Mr. Dodge. Happy Mrs. Sweat will furnish Maine Room with old furniture.

Dates: 1886 January 21

Emma Read Ball to Margaret Sweat, 1886 January 26

 File — Box 97
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A.L.S. Acknowledges receipt of $20 payment by Mrs. Sweat for bedstead for Maine Room. Had not planned at first to sell, but to give it to Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1886 January 26

Emma Read Ball to Susan Hudson, 1878 October 5

 File — Box 93
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A.L.S. Leesburg. Asks for Christian names of Vice Regents, which Committee wishes to print in Mount Vernon Guide Book according to Council order. Mrs. Johnston hopes to print this soon. Asks for a Mount Vernon assignment. Note: "Advised against Christian names and P.O. addresses" being printed. ER-14, p. 131

Dates: 1878 October 5

Emma Read Ball to Susan Hudson, 1891 November 25

 File — Box 101
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A.L.S. Expects to attend Council next week. Approves election of Mrs. Townsend for Regent and gives reasons for same. ER-14, p. 133

Dates: 1891 November 25

George Washington Custis Lee to Emma Read Ball, 1876 July 1

 File — Box 86
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Lexington, Virginia. Washington and Lee University. Has no objection to the Washington bedstead being fixed up as "you and Mr. Green think best." W-194

Dates: 1876 July 1

William Wirt Henry to Emma Read Ball, 1888 June 14

 File — Box 99
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. with typescript copy. After studying charters of MVLA and Mount Vernon Railroad Co. he concludes therRailroad has no right coming any closer than the edge of Mount Vernon land. If railroad tries it, they can get an injunction or suit against trespassers. ER-6, p. 269

Dates: 1888 June 14

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