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

 Item — Box: 59, Folder: 1834.12.05
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Woodlawn. [Lawrence Lewis] requests to pay money he owes to servant--[Lorenzo] and family arrived safe at Phila.-watched eclipse of [sun] thru smoked glass--skipped thru "The Polish Chiefs" a story of Kosciusco's love--because of this Aunt Anna called her a cold blooded Yankee, and that no warm blooded Virginian could have resisted such a tale of woe--is reading Jeanie Deans/The Heart of Midlothian [Scott]--admires characters in this book much. Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexandria D.C. Dec. 6," marked "No. 8," red seal with obscured device.

There follows a long postscript by E.P. Lewis: A.L.S. 2 pages. Shocked to read in his letter,"Really, from the style of your letters one would suppose that you were the fiancee, not she, you are more jealous than she is ... "in answer to her admonitions [regarding flirting]--lectures him about respect due to a parent and old lady--will abstain hereafter from advising him.


  • 1834 December 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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Mount Vernon VA 22121