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Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1872 July 24

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Letter, Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1872 July 24
Letter, Susan Hudson to James Hollingsworth, 1872 July 24

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Stratford. Sends his letter to other members of the committee. Suggests he write once a week to some member of the committee, a letter to be circulated and retained by Mrs. Mitchell. Gives him names of members with comments. Asks him to cut expenses and increase sales. Suggests bees, poultry, cut flowers, dairy products, setting out grapes. Association now depends on boat receipts, sale of photographs, etc. for funds. He must keep accounts carefully. McMakins must go at once as Vice Regents wish the Mansion lived in the least possible. Asks wages of gardener. Cellar to be cleaned of wood, kerosene to be kept in outhouses. Asks him to investigate insurance. Greenhouse pipes repaired. "As an old friend" advises him about unhealthy conditions of Mount Vernon. ER-18, p. 3


  • Creation: 1872 July 24


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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