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Ball, Emma R., 1838-1918



  • Existence: 1838-1918

Found in 4 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

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 Mrs....
Dates: compiled ca. 1911-1912

Emma Read Ball to Lily Macalester Laughton, 21 October 1873

 File — Box: 79
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Leesburg. Accepts the nomination as Vice Regent for Virginia. ER-14, p. 131
Dates: 21 October 1873