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Lewis, Nelly Custis 1779-1852

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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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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 : a novel 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
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
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

Mrs. Francis B. Stewart collection by Francis B Stewart( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are letters, 1768-1791, of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, Charleston, S.C., to Harriott Horry, Thomas Pinckney, and others, regarding family matters, social life, Thomas Pinckney's education, social life, and slaves; and letter, 29 June 1776, from Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, to his mother, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, regarding the battle of Fort Moultrie
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 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."
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 : N[ew] O[rleans], to Mrs. James Gibson, Spruce Street, between 7th & 8th Streets, Philadelphia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Death of Angela's child [Angela Lewis Conrad] from whooping cough--she died Mar. 25, had been a year old on the 17th--will be unable to visit Woodlawn this summer because Charles is too busy--wishes they lived in Va. or Phila., climate here sickly--planters lose much by fall of sugar & cotton--Parke has another child [Lawrence Lewis Butler]--[Lorenzo] has another boy [Edward Parke Custis Lewis]
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. 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 : [Woodlawn], to [Charles M. Conrad Esqr.] by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

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

Cautions him about straining his eyes--Tiffin [Angela] will continue to write weekly, but she will write only if anything worth relating comes up--talk of mutual friends--she has transferred pair of screens for [Charles and Angela's] domicile--A. to do a pr. for the drawing room--has done several pieces of handwork for them--box for chess men, card basket, etc.--Mr. Moore is here with Mr. L[ewis] settling accts. of Genl. W-n's estate--questions Conrad on origin of the woolsack in Parliament--advice for taking care of cloths and keeping warm and dry
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
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
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 [Charles M. Conrad Esqr. New Orleans Louisiana] by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

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

Anxiety over his long sea journey--anxious over his eyes--get best medical opinion & nursing care if an operation is necessary--Alfred [Conrad] promised to come in Jany., but she advises Charles not to risk it--his brother Alfred's impediment--"I would not have you condescend to B. in any way, & if she slights this attention leave them to themselves."--Lt. Richard Lee went to Texas with $15000 & never heard of since--warns Charles not to go to Texas or Mexico--Ferd[inand Coxe, Esther Maria Coxe Lewis's brother] is here doing nothing much--he is very indolent--Angela spends much time walking
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 : 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 : 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
 
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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 Enkelin von Martha und George Washington

Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis Granddaughter of MArtha Washington

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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