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Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 5

 Item — Box: 58, Folder: 1834.11.05
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Woodlawn. Received his letter from Montgomery[Ala.]--can procure no teachers in music or French, so teaches herself--reads Trevelyan's novel--"Aunt Anna and myself drank your health and safe return in a Bumper, after Mother and Father had left the table." Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexandria D.C., Nov. 6," marked "The 3rd letter from E. P. L.," black seal with swan and nest and motto.

Long postscript by E.P. Lewis follows. A.L.S. 3 pages. Cautions him about straining his eyes--Tiffin [Angela] will continue to write weekly, but she will write only if anything worth relating comes up--talk of mutual friends--she has transferred pair of screens for [Charles and Angela's] domicile--A. to do a pr. for the drawing room--has done several pieces of handwork for them--box for chess men, card basket, etc.--Mr. Moore is here with Mr. L[ewis] settling accts. of Genl. W-n's estate--questions Conrad on origin of the woolsack in Parliament--advice for taking care of cloths and keeping warm and dry.


  • 1834 November 5


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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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