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Lewis, Nelly Custis 1779-1852

Overview
Works: 336 works in 349 publications in 1 language and 1,273 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Portraits  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E312.19, 973.50922
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Most widely held works by Nelly Custis Lewis
Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping book by Nelly Custis Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montalbert (1795) by Charlotte Smith( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter : Philadelphia, to Mrs. James Gibson by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

3 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelly sends her thanks for lemons -- Dr. Chapman gave Agnes a dose of Laudanum -- the child feels better and has been sleeping -- describes her symptoms, treatments and medicines -- requests a watch that keeps time because she must administer the powders every half hour
George Washington's beautiful Nelly : the letters of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Elizabeth Bordley Gibson, 1794-1851 by Nelly Custis Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers : of George Washington Parke Custis by George Washington Parke Custis( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection contains thirty-one letters from Custis, 1788- 1857, and four to him, 1788-1855. Most letters are to the executors of George Washington's estate, Bushrod Washington and Lorenzo Lewis, the nephew of George Washington Parke Custis. Letters regard the settlement of George Washington's estate and debts owed the estate by Custis. Letters also include his part in the debate of the remains of George Washington being removed to the Capitol
Mrs. Francis B. Stewart collection by Francis B Stewart( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also a letter, 29 June 1828, from the Marquis de Lafayette, Paris, France, to Thomas Pinckney, regarding Harriott Horry and her husband, and political affairs in Europe; and a letter, February 1835, from John C. Calhoun and William C. Preston, Washington, D.C., to the Misses Pinckney, introducing Harriet Martineau
Copy of a letter "to a certain Mrs. Gibson" regarding portrait of Mrs. Mary Ball Washington, dated Mar. 16, 1851 by Nelly Custis Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1851 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter : Audley, to [Mrs. James Gibson] by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1851 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speaks of portrait taken at 25, after 8 yrs. of marriage--speaks of her "brightest days" and friends in Phila.--"My limbs I fear will never bear me walk again."--"My rolling chair is a pleasant change"--intends to copy her old verses into blank book for her only child [Parke]--Parke--Conrads are well--"My Boys & E. [Lorenzo's wife & sons] are well but miss their father--Mary Lee and 3 children there now, & expects Sister [Martha Peter] & 3 grandchildren this week-- Mary Lee has a son at W[est] Point "worthy of his Father"[R.E. Lee]--disappointed in Root's likeness of her [daguerreotype], but prefered him to Brady--Oscar Lafayette wrote of death of "my faithful friend & Brother [Geo. W. Lafayette]--description of Edmond [Lafayette], who resembles his father & grandfather
Letter : Woodlawn, to Mrs. James Gibson, Philadelphia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1825 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nelly informs Elizabeth of Parke's engagement to Edward George Washington Butler of Gen. Gaines' staff, likely to marry in the autumn -- she worries about Parke being soldier's wife & the roving life it entails -- Nelly will be unable to go to her in time of sickness -- her honest opinion of Butler: "He is honorable, correct, dignified-with a most amiable & affecte disposition, but he is not of such a mind as I thought Parke would have selected"--It makes Nelly "anxious & unsettled" -- tell Mrs. Powel of Parke's engagement -- she hopes to see Elizabeth at Woodlawn in a fortnight
Letter : to Mrs. James Gibson, Philadelphia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1825 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nelly discusses Mr. & Mrs. Derby (he delivered Elizabeth's letter; she shall be called upon) -- fears Gen. Jackson is unsuccessful in attempts to procure appointment for Elizabeth's nephew, John Beale Bordley -- comments on John Quincy Adams's election victory as president over Andrew Jackson -- "The most shameful intrigues have given him the Presidency ."--The Gen. Lafayette & George W. Lafayette have visited again -- Mrs. Hickory [Andrew Jackson] says Nelly was one of Jackson's "very great favorites" -- George Lafayette's mother-in-law died, in France -- George will attend the Birth Night -- she mentions the Wright sisters and her contempt for them -- she must soon part with George and Gen. Lafayette perhaps for last time -- "I shall not visit Mrs. [John Quincy] Adams at all-I do not respect her Husband & I despise his Father."
Letter : [Tudor Place], to [Charles M. Conrad, Philadelphia] by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1834 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anxiety over his health--will be ready to receive him any day after tomorrow--hopes he was enlightened by the good company of his journey--advises him to put his loved ones under protection of [God]--left Audley of Friday, was sick all way to Charlestown--is well now--talk of acquaintances--don't forget the profiles
Letter : Audley near Berryville, to Mrs. Elizabeth Bordley Gibson by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1851 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chatty letter about family affairs ... her eyesight is excellent & use of her hand is restored, but walking is fatiguing, walking chair helps ... mentions the activities of her daughter, Parke, and of various grandchildren
Letter : to Mrs. James Gibson, Philadelphia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1825 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nelly writes that the work bag has been completed and is being sent to Elizabeth -- she sends her condolences on the death of Elizabeth's nephew [Mr. Mifflin?] -- "That dreadful climate has killed more of our fine young men, that the Island can ever repay us for"--"My poor little niece" died suddenly from a "putrid sore throat" [Eliza L Rogers ("Rosebud")?] -- niece America has been very ill -- Mr. Butler is on tour in south with Gen. Gaines -- Nelly is busy preparing Parke's wedding clothes should Mr. Lewis permit them to be married in the autumn -- she regrets that Lorenzo's visits are infrequent, and asks whether Mr. Gibson is satisfied with him
Letter : to Mrs. Maria B. [Carter] Tucker, Lynchburg, Virginia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Family news--an unpleasant meeting with the Douglas family in N.Y. and Saratoga
Letter : to Mrs. James Gibson, Spruce between 7th & 8th Streets, Philadelphia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1833 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Angela has been in Washington--[America's husband] Mr. Williams sent to Alabama & Florida, & she stayed with America & her sick children--debate between Mr. [John C.] Calhoun & Mr. [Danl.] Webster--"that savage of the Missi [George] Poindexter"--Angela still heart whole--only man she has heard of that would do [for Angela to marry] is H. Binney
Letter : to Mrs. James Gibson, Corner of Spruce & 8th Streets, Philadelphia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sends E.G. some needle work done by her 2 granddaughters [Caroline & E.A. Isabella Butler]--they will probably stay in school there if Mr. Fay [the minister] & his wife [their teacher] stay there, instead of coming to Miss Mercer's school near Audley--her great desire ot travel over the world at this late age--she has a disease of the heart, affection of the liver, rheumatism & deaf in one ear--[Conrad] will take away [Charley & Lewis] next winter
Letter : N[ew] O[rleans], to Lorenzo Lewis by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1840 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three pages written vertically & horizontally, mostly illegible and difficult to follow ... some mention of financial matters possibly in connection with a portrait
Letter : Audley, to Mrs. James Gibson, Spruce Street Philadelphia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sure Angela has told her details of [her] wedding while she & Charles [Conrad] were in Phila.--Angela & Charles have arrived safely back at Audley--regrets her inability to see E.G. before going to La., " ... But I could not live without my child, & I would not wish Charles to sacrifice so much for us as his removal from a City where he is so much beloved & respected & in such good practice ..."--Hates to part with [Lorenzo] & his family--Parke's ill health & trials
Letter : Audley, to [Mrs. James Gibson] by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1850 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Her condition better, but cannot get out or around much--B[utler's] sister Mrs. Donelson stricken insensible with paralysis & died 3 days later--"How very common that disease has become"--Conrad boys reside in Washington with their father--received unfinished letter from [Zachary] Taylor, found among his papers--his excellence--urges E.G. to visit Audley--can come by railroad & carriage--speaks of cup "Zach" gave her--she is very deaf
Mount Vernon [Va.], to Mrs. Wolcott by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1797 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Giving a report of her trip from Philadelphia to Mount Vernon with her grandparents [George and Martha Washington]; describing a visit to see her sisters and nieces; noting that Martha Washington is suffering from "a violent cold" and George Washington is "much pleased with being once more Farmer Washington"; inviting Mrs. Wolcott and her family to visit Mount Vernon next summer; sending her regards to friends in Philadelphia
 
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Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping book
Alternative Names
Custis, Eleanor P. 1779-1852

Custis, Eleanor Parke 1779-1852

Custis Lewis, Eleanor Parke 1779-1852

Custis Lewis, Nelly 1779-1852

Eleanor Parke Custis

Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis Amerikaans socialite (1779-1852)

Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis Enkelin von Martha und George Washington

Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis Granddaughter of MArtha Washington

Lewis, Eleanor Custis 1779-1852

Lewis, Eleanor P.

Lewis, Eleanor P. 1779-1852

Lewis, Eleanor Parke Custis 1779-1852

Lewis, Nelly Custis 1779-1852

Parke Custis Lewis, Eleanor 1779-1852

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