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Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 16

 Item — Box: 58, Folder: 1834.11.16
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Woodlawn. Received letter from N. Orleans--Aunt [Mary]Custis and her daughter Mrs. [Robt. E.] Lee visited--her friend Mrs.[ ] Powell--Cousin Mary [Custis Lee] will live in Washington this winter--"They are my favorite Aunt and cousin"--expects to take up painting for winter but is indolent. Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexandria D.C. Nov. 16," marked "No. 5," laminated, red seal smeared.

A postscript by Mrs. E.P. Lewis follows: A.L.S. 2 pages. Advice on frugality and his health--chimney in parlour which was so unsightly is now done over.


  • 1834 November 16


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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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