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James Hollingsworth to Margaret Sweat, 1877 November 20

 File — Box: 89

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. in writing of secretary. Mount Vernon. Details about John L. Owen's grocery bills and other expenses for lunch table. Difficulties in meeting expenses when few paid visitors. Centennial year helped with income. Present reduction in fares and lack of sales in photographs and canes has reduced income. Lunch table for last 10 months averaged $200 per month but some months much better than others. Employees boarded by Association which saves 25% to 50% on payroll. Alarm telegraph from Tomb to his office, successful, installed. ER-20, p. 135


  • Creation: 1877 November 20


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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