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George Washington Parke Custis and Martha Custis Williams to Edmund Law Rogers, 1855 February 24

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 10

Scope and Contents

1 page autograph letter signed by George Washington Parke Custis to Edmund Law Rogers, with additional letter from Martha Custis Williams, Arlington House, written on verso. Custis writes, "From the very graphic account you gave Martha Williams of your visit to Mr Fenno, I see but a poor chance of my Drama being brought out [in Baltimore]." He asks Rogers to inquire of his "theater going friends" if any other Baltimore theatres will perform the work. If not, he asks Rogers to return the book care of William Adam Bookseller Pennsylvania Avenie Washington.

In her letter, Williams passes on a request from "Aunt B" (Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon) to send the "little manuscript book, containing an inventory of the Mt Vernon relics at Tudor Place, as she is much at a loss, with regard to the history of many things in the House." Britannia Peter had inherited Tudor Place the year before, in 1854. Williams adds to Rogers that she hopes he will not make too much effort to have Uncle Custis's play produced because "Cousin Mary Lee and all his family are so much opposed to it." Williams hopes Custis will focus on finishing his Recollections instead.


  • Creation: 1855 February 24



3 pages

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121