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Barry, Elizabeth Willard, 1814-1883



  • Existence: died 1883

Vice Regent for Illinois (1859-1883), Mrs. William Barry

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Barry, Elizabeth – Booklet, biographical information and memorial, 1883

 File — Box: 50, Folder: 24
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: 1883

Elizabeth Barry to Abraham Lincoln, 1859 February 14

 File — Box: 37
Scope and Contents Two photostat copies and typed transcript. Chicago. Asks his permission to add his name as member of Board of Counsellors in state organization [Encloses a copy of act of Incorporation] Original copy at Library of Cognress, microfilm in the Illinois State Library. PS-81, TYP-324
Dates: 1859 February 14

Elizabeth Barry to Elizabeth Broadwell, 25 June 1879

 File — Box: 94
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Accomplished much in a brief session at Grand Council. Program well planned by Regent and Secretary. Glad Mrs. Broadwell is chairman of the House Committee and Mrs. Halsted relieved of some of her many duties. Tells her instructions given Nathan on cleaning, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. Must be kept clean. ER-17, p. 254
Dates: 25 June 1879

Elizabeth Barry to George W. Riggs, 1865 January 12

 File — Box: 61
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Petersham. Regarding a Mr. W (Williams ?) who has been asking for collections for Mount Vernon without her authority. ER-23, p. 297
Dates: 1865 January 12

Elizabeth Barry to George W. Riggs, 1865 June 22

 File — Box: 62
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Advises Mr. Riggs of her course in replying to circulated letter from a Mr. Williams - sent to her through Miss Hamilton. ER-23, p. 295
Dates: 1865 June 22

Elizabeth Barry to Margaret Comegys, 29 April 1878

 File — Box: 92
Scope and Contents A.L. letter cut into pieces. Chicago. Committee charmed with Delaware Room. Most satisfactory of any in Mansion. Prepared a paper on Mount Vernon that she has given before a private school and a club. ER-17, p. 253
Dates: 29 April 1878

Elizabeth Barry to Margaret Comegys, 15 May 1878

 File — Box: 92
Scope and Contents A.L. incomplete. She will stay after Council to attend to Committee business. News of Council. Restoration of old avenue from lodge to Mansion. Feelings of Vice Regent's towards former Regent seem to be ameliorated. ER-17, p. 243
Dates: 15 May 1878

Elizabeth Barry to Margaret Comegys, 22 February 1879

 File — Box: 94
Scope and Contents A.L. Incomplete and clipped. Chicago. Have money to restore West Parlor. Emmert and Quartley to do work. Ceiling to be removed, new plastering to replace stucco, lost pieces restored, paint scraped off wainscoting, original color reproduced. Arms over mantel to be painted in heraldic colors, also crest and monogram in fireplace, old cornices renewed. Will keep to original when it can be discovered. Facsimile of furniture in Hamilton family in New York which Mount Vernon can copy. Had...
Dates: 22 February 1879

Elizabeth Barry to Nancy Halsted, 27 February 1879

 File — Box: 94
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Chicago. Mrs. Leiter to see chair in New York and will have designs drawn of it and the set owned by Mr. John Hamilton, which are facsimile of those formerly at Mount Vernon. Next thing for them to do is to have all the rooms renewed before furnishing and then furnish slowly with just the right pieces. She is canvassing state for money to furnish Illinois room. Wants to reproduce everything that was originally in the room. Details of work to be done in Illinois room. Original color to...
Dates: 27 February 1879

Elizabeth Barry to Susan Hudson, 16 February 1878

 File — Box: 90
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Chicago. Hopes boat arrangements will be satisfactory. Endorses appointment of Mrs. Sweat. Mrs. Farnsworth's resignation. Difficulty finding a Boston lady to take on Mount Vernon duties. A club of ladies ready to furnish Illinois room. ER-5, p. 157
Dates: 16 February 1878

Elizabeth Barry to Susan L. Pellet, 1859 December 31

 File — Box: 49
Scope and Contents A.L.S. Chicago. Pictures being circulated. Depression makes it difficult to make much money for the cause. Optimistic about results in Illinois. ER-5, p. 149
Dates: 1859 December 31

Illinois Appeals, 1858, 1879

 Item — Box: 5
Scope and Contents One news clipping from the Salem Advocate "Mount Vernon Association" addressed to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Salem; and one printed circular by the Vice Regent for Illinois, Elizabeth Barry, "Mount Vernon. An Address to the People of Illinois."
Dates: 1858; 1879