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Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1835 January 4

 Item — Box: 59, Folder: 1835.01.04
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Woodlawn. Unable to get mail to town on time because of weather--snow 21 inches deep on Dec. 29--visiters--[Lorenzo] leaves Audley tomorrow--has been told a states righter is afraid to visit because she treated a Virginia gentleman so badly--discusses friends and C.'s relatives--a new hotel, gas lights, and water works for N. Orleans--stays by the fire reading novels, of Miss [Maria] Edgeworth and Walter Scott--doing needlework for [Lorenzo]. Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexandria D.C. Jan. 5," marked "No. 13," laminated, red seal blurred.

Postscript follows from E.P. Lewis. 2 pages. Bad weather--deepest snow in 35 years--quotes from letter of E.B. Gibson's about Angela.


  • 1835 January 4


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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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121