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Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 October 21

 Item — Box: 58, Folder: 1834.10.21
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. His brother Alfred has left--will commence making the [guards ?] for his brothers--"I looked at the names you carved yesterday"--. Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Autograph letter signed, docketed, postmarked "Alexandria D.C. Oct 2[]", laminated, marked "No. 2 by mail."

Letter by Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis follows in crosshatch: A.L.S. 3 pages. Anxiety over his long sea journey--anxious over his eyes--get best medical opinion and nursing care if an operation is necessary--Alfred [Conrad] promised to come in Jany., but she advises Charles not to risk it--his brother Alfred's impediment--"I would not have you condescend to B.[?] in any way, and if she slights this attention leave them to themselves." --Lt. Richard Lee went to Texas with $15000 and never heard of since--warns Charles not to go to Texas or Mexico--Ferd[inand Coxe, Esther Maria Coxe Lewis's brother] is here doing nothing much--he is very indolent--Angela spends much time walking. Name on original manuscript appears as "E. P. L.." Autograph letter initial signed.


  • 1834 October 21


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Box: English

Repository Details

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