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Elizabeth Barry to Nancy Halsted, 1879 February 22

 File — Box: 94

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Chicago. Mrs. Leiter to see chair in New York and will have designs drawn of it and the set owned by Mr. John Hamilton, which are facsimile of those formerly at Mount Vernon. Next thing for them to do is to have all the rooms renewed before furnishing and then furnish slowly with just the right pieces. She is canvassing state for money to furnish Illinois room. Wants to reproduce everything that was originally in the room. Details of work to be done in Illinois room. Original color to be used. Sends a circular she has had printed in city papers. ER-5, p. 165


  • 1879 February 22


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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