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William Barry to Elizabeth Barry, 1872 July 22

 File — Box: 74

Scope and Contents

Copy. Submits his impressions after examining MVLA affairs in connection with her expected report. Evidence found of Miss Cunningham's unquestionable devotion, fidelity and self sacrifice, her own pure and disinterested motives may blind her to public's criticism. Discusses annual meetings, reports made to the public, appointed officers, the constitution, etc. Mrs. Barry's report can deal only with last Council, showing work done but should not overlook the serious complaints of public. To correct Report of the Association's last Council proceedings they should be declared unfinished and a meeting called to complete transactions, preparing way for strict adherence in future to constitution. ER-8, p. 201


  • 1872 July 22


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From the Collection: 25 Linear Feet (117 legal-size clamshell flat storage boxes, 1 oversize clamshell flat storage box )

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 USA