Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 22
Scope and Contents
A.L.S. 3 pages. Woodlawn. Charles' eyes--brother [Lorenzo Lewis] and family arrived [from Philadelphia]--has new music to learn--received several gifts--[Lorenzo] heard nothing of the Pyles--Ferdinand Coxe confined to his room-[Lorenzo] brought 2 Jackson medals to add to her cabinet--[Lorenzo and family] leave soon and return after Xmas for a while--hopes his business progresses--has just read "The Camp and Court of Napoleon"--. Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexandria D.C. Nov. 24," marked "No. 6", red seal obscured.
A long postscript by E.P. Lewis follows. A.L.S. 2 pages. The twins [Lawrence Fielding and John Ed. Coxe Lewis]--gifts to Angela--a friend brought Tiffin [Angela] a piece of the Plymouth Rock for her cabinet--warns him not to eat oysters because they are thought to cause cholera--always keep strong mint lozenges by him. Name on original manuscript appears as "E. P. Lewis." Autograph letter signed.
- 1834 November 22
- Conrad, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis, 1813-1839 (Person)
- Lewis, Eleanor Parke Custis, 1779-1852 (Person)
- Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878 (Recipient, Person)
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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Box: English