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Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1830-1903

First Lady of the White House for her uncle, James Buchanan (U.S. President 1857-1861)

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Charles Macalester, February 12, 1862

 File — Box: 2
Identifier: ER-4290
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane at Wheatland to Charles Macalester concerning mostly mutual acquaintances, friends, and family. The letter inquires after Lily Macalester Berghmans, Lane’s close friend. It is unclear if the letter is addressed to Lily Berghman’s father or brother, as both were named Charles Macalester.
Dates: February 12, 1862

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Charles Macalester, July 7, 1862

 File — Box: 2
Identifier: ER-4291
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane at Wheatland to Charles Macalester concerning the return of Lily Macalester Berghmans to Philadelphia and a future visit with her. It is unclear if the letter is addressed to Lily Berghman’s father or brother, as both were named Charles Macalester.
Dates: July 7, 1862

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, undated

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4456
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Lily Macalester Berghmans Laughton concerning her recent visit with Mrs. Laughton’s daughter and son-in-law, Camille and Jose de Pedroso.ca. 1890
Dates: undated

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, undated (June 17)

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4263
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane at the Executive Mansion to Lily Macalester, concerning mutual acquaintances, family, and friends. Includes references to Lily Macalester’s future husband Alfred Berghmans.
Dates: undated (June 17)

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, August 29, 1855

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4262
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane to Lily Macalester concerning her trip abroad to the Isle of Wight in England. Includes a mention Harriet Lane’s uncle, President James Buchanan.
Dates: August 29, 1855

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, November 4, 1856

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4264
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane at Wheatland to Lily Macalester concerning election day 1856 and the campaign of her uncle, President James Buchanan, along with information on mutual acquaintances and friends.
Dates: November 4, 1856

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, September 5, 1857

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4265
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane at Soldiers’ Home, Washington, D.C. to Lily Macalester concerning the latter’s visit to Washington, D.C.
Dates: September 5, 1857

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, August 18, 1858

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4268
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane at Soldiers’ Home, Washington, D.C. to Lily Macalester concerning details of the visit of Charles Macalester to Washington, D.C. as well as various stories of mutual friends and acquaintances.
Dates: August 18, 1858

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, November 29, 1859

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4282
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane at the Executive Mansion to Lily Macalester concerning mutual friends and acquaintances.
Dates: November 29, 1859

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, November 25, 1865

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4293
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane at Wheatland to Lily Macalester Berghmans announcing her engagement to Henry Johnston of Baltimore and updating Mrs. Berghmans on news of family and friends.
Dates: November 25, 1865

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, December 11, 1873

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4316
Scope and Contents Letter of sympathy from Harriet Lane Johnston to Lily Macalester Berghmans regarding the death of her father, Mr. Charles Macalester.
Dates: December 11, 1873

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, March 27, 1874

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4318
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Lily Macalester Berghmans acknowledging receipt of a memorial tribute written for her father, Charles Macalester. Johnston also inquires after the welfare of Mrs. Berghmans and her relations.
Dates: March 27, 1874

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton, February 4, 1879

 File — Box: 2
Identifier: ER-4392
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Lily Macalester Berghmans Laughton expressing her sympathy, probably for the loss of Mrs. Laughton’s husband the previous year. She also inquires after Mrs. Laughton’s plans and her welfare.
Dates: February 4, 1879

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to Laughton (2 letters), 1850

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: ER-4261
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane to Lily Macalester concerning her recent trip to the country and several of their mutual acquaintances, April 9, 1850. Also, letter from Harriet Lane to Lily Macalester concerning their mutual acquaintances, family, and friends. Includes references to Harriet Lane’s uncle, President James Buchanan, May 27, 1850
Dates: 1850

Harriet R. Lane Johnston to M. Pedroso, undated

 File — Box: 2
Identifier: ER-4457
Scope and Contents Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Jose de Pedroso, a Spanish nobleman married to Camille Berghmans de Pedroso, the daughter of Lily Macalester Berghmans Laughton. In the letter, Mrs. Johnston accepts an invitation to dine with Mr. de Pedroso.
Dates: undated

Harriet R. Lane to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1858 December 11

 File — Box: 32
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Executive Mansion, Washington. Will present her letter of the 9th to the Cabinet at their next meeting. Note: niece of, and hostess for, President Buchanan. ER-11, p. 27
Dates: 1858 December 11

Papers of Lily Macalester Berghmans Laughton

 Collection
Identifier: RM-576
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection is correspondence to Mrs. Laughton concerning Mount Vernon and the work of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Other material includes correspondence from Mrs. Laughton, formal reports and papers of the MVLA, personal correspondence and memoirs, photographs, printed material, and ephemera. The overall dates range from 1850 to 1891 with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1860s-1880s.This collection contains correspondence from a significant...
Dates: 1850-1891