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Letter, Charles Conrad to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1839 November 9

 Item — Box: 63, Folder: 1839.11.09
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. New Orleans, care of Lorenzo Lewis, Berryville. She may have set out on journey southward but Lorenzo will open letter--has been to Baton Rouge [where the children are]--while there, received letter from Major B[utler] telling of [Parke's] baby son who lived only 3 days--could not bring himself to break up housekeeping and sell his furniture, but cannot bear to go back to the once happy home, so he will live with [brother] Frank and [wife] Hannah Jane--trying to absorb himself in his work--glad [Lawrence Lewis] is doing well. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, forwarded to "Arlington House near Alexandria, District of Columbia," postmarked [ ] Nov. 9," laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. M. Conrad."


  • 1839 November 9


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Box: English

Repository Details

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