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Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 October 18

 Item — Box: 58, Folder: 1834.10.18
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. Woodlawn. Received his letter from Norfolk--she watched his boat for 15 min. thru a spy glass, but could see no one aboard--his brother [Alfred Conrad] arrived today--admonishes him to be careful of his eyes and do not let any not a first rate surgeon perform the operation [for Ptergium]. Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, laminated, black seal blurred, "favrd. by Mr. Alfred Conrad."

Letter from Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis follows: A.L.S. 3 pages. Sends him a rose kissed by Tiffin [Angela]--[Angela] misses him badly--his brother's stay makes them all happy--he says he will come again in Jany.--his clothes he lent haven't been returned--warns Charles to have nothing further to do with Mrs. F. la Dianola, or a scandal may result--don't get into any altercations on politics or other matters--she has finished transfering card baskets and given them a coat of varnish--will make another basket and box and will make 2 pr. [screens] for his house. Name on original manuscript appears as "E. P. L." Date on original catalog card appears [1834] [Oct. 18]. Autograph letter signed, directed "Favr'd by Mr. Alfred Conrad," [letter added to letter from M.E.A. Lewis to Charles Conrad, same date].


  • 1834 October 18


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Box: English

Repository Details

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

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Mount Vernon VA 22121