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Lewis, Nelly Custis 1779-1852

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Works: 258 works in 354 publications in 2 languages and 1,282 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E312.19, 973.50922
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Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping book by Nelly Custis Lewis( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nelly Custis Lewis, George Washington's adopted daughter, for over thirty years was the mistress of Woodlawn, a large and elegant Virginia plantation. Plantations were virtually self-sufficient, so that recipes for household cleaners, home remedies, and the care and dyeing of clothing, were essential for such a large household. The lady of the plantation was also responsible for providing huge and varied meals in pre-refrigeration days. During the 1830s, Mrs. Lewis kept the housekeeping book presented here. It is a collection of recipes and remedies which is interesting for its reflection of nineteenth-century plantation life. Many of the recipes may also be used with success today" --Dust jacket flap
Letter : to [Mrs. James Gibson] by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

31 editions published between 1824 and 1851 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wishes he could have partaken of her [Christmas] pies, cake and jellies
Letter : Woodlawn, to Mrs. James Gibson, Philadelphia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

18 editions published between 1820 and 1825 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelly encloses part of sleeve button containing hair of Martha and George Washington -- asks Elizabeth to have it set in breast pin for G.W. Lafayette -- a sketch of pin appears at top of letter and explicit instructions are in the letter -- don't tell Thibault [the jeweler] whose hair it is "as it is now so scarce an article"--"the Gen'ls hair was cut off in 76." -- will use her small influence on behalf of Mr. Bordley [Elizabeth's nephew] -- "will apply to old Hickory, himself, when he comes to Washington" -- mentions again the Wright sisters again -- Gen. Lafayette & his son Georges return to Woodlawn soon -- has a saddle of Venison for them -- "I do not believe that Uncle objected to receive the Gen'l, because he loves the notice of all who are high in repute - He would not admit the travelling committee, & they had the presumption to prevent the Gen'ls going."
Montalbert : a novel by Charlotte Smith( Book )

in English and held by 8 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
Letter : [Philadelphia], to Miss [Elizabeth] Bordley by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

2 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She returns the "Pleasures of Memory" with thanks--has found a copy in the house to read--will she come for tea tomorrow evening?--she expects Mrs. Murray & Mrs. [Jas?] McHenry--wants to have them hear their duets--ask "Our friend Elsina" to come too--regrets she cannot go with Elizabeth & Elsina to Miss McKeans but they will have a large company of congressmen as guests and she must sing for them
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
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

Letter : Woodlawn, to Charles M. Conrad Esqr., New Orleans Louisiana by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

2 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assures him the matter of the unfortunate postscript is forgotten [E.P. Lewis to Charles Conrad, Dec. 5, 1834] and that she has no intentions of delaying or trying to stop his & Angela's marriage--reiterates her affection for him--does want some idea of when he can come, in order to have things ready--Angela will add a postscript in the morning
Papers : of George Washington Parke Custis by George Washington Parke Custis( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters also refer to endless requests for George Washington autographs and memorabilia and that after forty years of sending out signatures he can no longer fill requests. Also, includes letters to his friends regarding his paintings and the writing of his memoirs. He comments that he knows of no known paintings of Washington's parents; gives his recollections of the model of the Bastille and its history in the Washington family; and responds to accusations of mistreatment of slaves on his estate
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 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 : 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 : Arlington, to Mrs. James Gibson, Philadelphia by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1823 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

They have just arrived at Arlington, and Lorenzo benefited by change of scene & air -- but the whole family is still sick -- saw Eliza Law Rogers' children -- Eliza P. Custis lives in Georgetown now -- measles prevail in Georgetown, "but it is a very favorable kind"--Nelly will exert all her influence in behalf of Elizabeth's nephew -- she has already spoken to a friend of the Secretary of the Navy on his behalf and would even go to "King James" [President Monroe] himself if it would help, but he "lends not his ear to any of Eve's daughters" -- Parke, meanwhile, has become "indifferent to all the sons of Adam" -- mentions Philadelphia friends & Maryland relatives -- orders pair of French fur overshoes for Parke and four pair shoes for herself -- sister Mary F. Custis and daughter is ill -- Mr. Lewis has gouty symptoms
Letter : to Mrs. Wolcott by Nelly Custis Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eleanor Custis regrets that she was not at home when Mrs. Wolcott came. She relates that her grandmother [Martha Washington] gave her the present and the lock of hair. She expresses her thanks for them and extends her wishes for the happiness of the Wolcotts
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 : 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 : 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 : 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
[Martha Custis albums]( Book )

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

 
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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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