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Nancy Halsted to Abby Chace, 1878 May 3

 File — Box: 92

Scope and Contents

Copy. Newark. Told Hollingsworth to proceed with Hall flooring. Gives measurements of Dining Room. Sideboard is original Washington presented by late Mrs. Lee. Found in attic in Alexandria in "forlorn condition." Mrs. Barnes had it scraped, varnished. New Jersey gives Rhode Island an India ink painting of Earl of Chatham. Refers to mirrors from Van Rensselaer family, stripes of black walnut border, broad stripe close to base. Hollingsworth's estimate for carpenter is $187. W-94


  • Creation: 1878 May 3


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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