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Letter, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1847 August 28

 Item — Box: 68, Folder: 1847.08.28
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. To Newport, Rhode Island. Announces Lorenzo's death--had 5 physicians--Mary [Custis] Lee his nurse and great comfort to him--"This is the 4th child I have lost by congestian."--don't leave New Port too soon, because of Charley's health. Name on original manuscript appears as "E. P. L." Autograph letter initial signed, integral cover, postmarked "Winchester Va. Aug. 30," laminated, watermark.


  • 1847 August 28


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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