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Clothing and dress -- Purchasing

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Account, Edward Moor to Mary Washington, 1772 April-August

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 1772.04.00
Identifier: W-1310/A.16
Scope and Contents

A.D.S. 4 pages. Account for 7 pr. plaid hose, black pettycoat, silk purse, pins, chrystall buttons, copper kettle, hair trunk, snuff box, etc. Autograph document signed, laminated, docketed "Rect. [Ed]ward Moore 13th October 1772," two sheets badly torn and burned, watermark (crown over powder horn and LVG).Receipted on Oct. 13, 1772, on second sheet by Edward Moor.

Dates: 1772 April-August

Account, Free Negroes in Account with Lawrence Lewis, 1803-1811

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1803.00.00
Identifier: A-570.6
Scope and Contents

This account in Lawrence Lewis' hand is the money expended for food and clothing for slaves during period 1803-1809. "Acct. Free Negroes $1645.05."

Dates: 1803-1811

Account, purchases of clothing, 1778 June - 1779 May

 Item — Box 88 OVERSIZE, Folder: 1778.00.00
Identifier: RM-936; MS-5477
Scope and Contents

A.D. 6 pages. Account, purchases of clothing, blankets. Jabez Clark company. Docketed "Comy Jabez Clark, rect. To Comy Hubbard for Cloathing and Blankets."

Dates: 1778 June - 1779 May

Account, purchases of clothing, 1779 October - 1780 October

 Item — Box 88 OVERSIZE, Folder: 1779.10.00
Identifier: RM-1006; MS-5632
Scope and Contents

A.D. 1 page. Clothing allotments and cost, Connecticut Regiment of Col. Seth Warner. "Colo. Seth Warners Regiment for Officers Cloathing."

Dates: 1779 October - 1780 October

Accounts of Martha Washington with William Jones, 1800 February 4

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 01
Scope and Contents

A list of clothing purchased by Martha Washington from William Jones of Alexandria. Includes suits purchased for enslaved workers Daniel, Marcus, Christopher, and Frank. According to notes on the verso, payments were received from James Anderson on 12 April 1800 and 15 May 1800.

Dates: 1800 February 4

Bill, John and Jason Scott to the estate of George Washington, 1799 December 23

 Item — Box 34, Folder: 1799.12.23
Identifier: RM-348; MS-3050
Scope and Contents

Bill. A.D.S. 3 pages. Addressed to James Anderson. Bill for mourning suits made for family and servants to wear when around the Mansion. Noted with monies received. Misnumbered on the top right corner as 'MS-2350,' corrected in the catalog book to MS-3050.

Dates: 1799 December 23

Bill, to William Herbert, 1775 April 20

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 1775.04.20
Identifier: W-1203/B
Scope and Contents

Bill for making coat and waistcoat, breeches, altering a coat and breeches, making another coat on a later date, and making a suit of regimentals.

Dates: 1775 April 20

Bill, William Bowie to the estate of George Washington, 1799 December 23

 Item — Box 34, Folder: 1799.12.23
Identifier: RM-215; MS-2688
Scope and Contents

Bill. For making suits with buttons for Mr. Lear, Mr. George Rawlins [sic] Mr. Sims and Mr. Wilson. Also for making a pair of breeches for Mr. Dowdal. Total charges came too £7.18.3.

Dates: 1799 December 23

Order, to Robert Cary, 1768 June 20

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1768.06.20
Identifier: W-1237
Scope and Contents

"Invoice of goods to be sent to Geo. Washington Potomack River, Virginia"--items ranging from nails and curry combs, and almonds and raisons to lace, ribbon, silk, and a coat made up for a "middle sized woman."

Dates: 1768 June 20

Receipt from Susanna Lockyer to Martha Washington, 1791 September 6

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 1791.09.06
Identifier: 2019-SC-017
Scope and Contents

A receipt for 22 yards of mantua purchased by Martha Washington as First Lady in Philadelphia from Susanna Lockyer.

Dates: 1791 September 6

Receipt, Isaac Camwell, 1831 April 6

 Item — Box 55, Folder: 1831.04.06
Identifier: RM-457; MS-3515
Scope and Contents

Receipt. 1 page. Cloth and thread purchased for Negro clothing. Amount $7.80.

Dates: 1831 April 6

Receipt, Lenard Harper to Lund Washington, 1777 October

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1777.10.00
Identifier: W-1310/A.25
Scope and Contents

A.D.S. Autograph document signed, in hand of Lund Washington, Harper's name signed with X, laminated, docketed. Receipt for 20 shillings for making ten pairs of "negro shoes" for General Washington's people.

Dates: 1777 October

Receipt, William Carlin, 1771 June 26

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 1771.06.26
Identifier: RM-1208
Scope and Contents William Carlin was a tailor in Alexandria. His account book is among our treasures and includes entries for clothes made for the Washington’s, members of the Mount Vernon household, and other Virginia customers such as the Fairfax’s, George Mason, and David Ramsey. Entries for George Washington span from 1765 to 1771 and this receipt corresponds directly to entries in the account book. The services on the receipt include 'making a suit for Frank' and 'altering a pr. Lether (sp) Bretches to...
Dates: 1771 June 26

William Carlin Ledger, 1765-1774

 Item — Box 92, Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers
Identifier: RM-1031; MS-5663
Scope and Contents

The ledger of William Carlin, who was a tailor in Alexandria who made clothes for George Washington and other staff members at Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1765-1774