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Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 July 4

 Item — Box: 58, Folder: 1834.07.04
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. White Sulphur to New Orleans. She is finishing a dress for her mother--hopes his journey will be safe. Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Date on original catalog card appears [1834] [July 4].

Includes letter from Nelly written in crosshatch. A.L.S. 4 pages. Worried about Parke; no news from her--they go on to Sweet Springs--hopes this will benefit Angela who has had 3 attacks of nervous pain in her face--if they aren't at Woodlawn by mid-August when he visits, go to postmaster in Alexandria and then come to A[udley]--if he goes to Fred[erick], go to Berryville (sometimes called Battletown,) and Audley is just 2 miles--admonishes him not to say "cursed" or any other bad words because her sister [in-law] Mrs. Custis disapproves--[Here she leaves room for a postscript by M.E.A. Lewis] describes their location--live in brick house, one of a row of them called "Paradise Row"--Mr. Custis and Mr. Bowers of New Orleans are here--a band and dancing here--few genteel men there--friends at the spring.


  • 1834 July 4


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Box: English

Repository Details

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