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Abby Chace to Philoclea Eve, 1884 March 7

 File — Box: 96

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Providence. Has remained in office despite her inability to be active because she believes many things she knows should die with her. Awkwardness of answering some questions of a successor. Relates whole history of difficulties with Miss Tracy. Account settled with Miss Tracy and receipt received from her. The receipt has disappeared and fears Miss Tracy may cause them trouble. Relations between Regent and Miss Tracy. Money unaccounted for. Association attacked after war. Her answer to attacks not published by Boston Paper. Sends draft of her answer. Newer members know nothing of these difficulties. In writing history of Association, is necessary to emphasize Mount Vernon itself and what has been done to preserve it, so any errors in the doing are forgotten. ER-5, p. 202


  • 1884 March 7


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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