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Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 1

 Item — Box: 58, Folder: 1834.11.01
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Woodlawn. Laughed at his letter about the Wirt girls--they are the objects of much scandal--Mrs. Butler (alias Fanny Kemble's) book softened before being printed for American public--her attacks on American manners--Mrs. Trollope's descriptions of German and American society--wife of her cousin [Mary W. Lewis] Willis [wife of Byrd Willis and daughter of Geo. Lewis] died of epidemic in Pensacola. Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexandria D.C. Nov. 2," marked "No. 3", laminated.

A postscript follows by E.P. Lewis: A.L.S. 2 pages. Adds to Angela's tale of the scandals about the Misses Wirt--cautions him against flirtations--reminds him of his flirtation with Mrs. Pyle.


  • 1834 November 1


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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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