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James Hollingsworth to Margaret Sweat, 1878 July 9

 File — Box: 92

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. in writing of secretary. Mount Vernon. Overwhelmed with work since she left. Had to take up old tile from Sarah's house and re-lay with terra cotta pipe, plumbers now laying pipe from his office and gardener's house. Describes how it is laid. Cisterns full of refuse. Has replaced four hundred feet of pipes. Uniforms for men ordered by Council look well. Mr. Barlow has finished renovating "Washington Before Yorktown" painting. Visitors are few. Needs $200 for expenses. Mr. Gardner's negatives cost $285. Photographer Dr. Jouy will make Mount Vernon photographs. ER-20, p. 164


  • Creation: 1878 July 9


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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