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James Hollingsworth to Margaret Sweat, 1878 July 25

 File — Box: 93

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. and copy written by Mrs. Sweat. Mount Vernon. Received her check for $200. Asks for a reconsideration of Mr. Gardner's contract for Mount Vernon photographs. Mr. Jouy's terms are higher and he dictates when he shall be paid. He suggests changing contract to Mr. Jarvis, who controls majority of all views sold in Washington. Makes suggestions for a contract with him, including his acting as sales agent for pictures in Washington. Mr. Garder's bill is $285. Post Office matter not yet settled. Has had continuous need since Council for carpenter, plumber, bricklayer or tinner. Lunch room cement floor being laid and walls plastered. Furnace is repaired. Asks for $200. Not so much danger of having his mail opened on Mary Washington as on Arrow. Paid Mr. Gardner's bill. (copy ER-20, p. 167)


  • Creation: 1878 July 25


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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