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Lily Macalester Laughton to Nancy Halsted, 1873 August 28

 File — Box: 79

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Torrisdale. No money to rebuild Summer House and colonnades. Superintendent's receipts only offset expenditures. Bank balance was $20 at last Council. To meet amount owed Miss Cunningham she borrowed from the endowment gift of her father. Suggests Vice Regents become active for endowment to provide for needed repairs. Mrs. Thomson promises $250 and expects more subscriptions. Miss Cunningham misunderstood Mr. Corcoran in re to rebuilding Summer House. Her report seems to have brought subscriptions - sent whole edition, 100 copies of Miss Cunningham's farewell address to her. Question of $1000 appropriation for history of the Association. Aims to have a substantial endowment by next Council. Questions of rebuilding colonnades and Portico in wood or iron. ER-8, p. 223


  • Creation: 1873 August 28


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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 USA