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Lewis, Nelly Custis 1779-1852

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Works: 260 works in 355 publications in 1 language and 1,275 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Portraits 
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

Parke has surely told Elizabeth about the trip home -- Ped [Angela] is fatter than ever -- [Lorenzo] is sick with influenza & misses Agnes -- she feels loss of Agnes severely, "this home ... is a blank without her. Wherever I go and everything I see makes me feel the desolation of her loss"--Nelly regrets "the persecutions I was obliged to afflict her with" -- Mr. Lewis is resigned to the death -- she wishes she had seen the spot where Agnes was buried and asks Elizabeth to visit it and describe how it looks
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
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

[Angela] still at Arlington & [Lorenzo] & family are there too--often sees Charles in her dreams--Washy [G.W. Lewis]--visited tree where his & Angela's names are [carved]--does needlework--instructions on getting & killing venemous snakes for L[orenzo]'s natural history collection--he lately prepared a crossbill
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

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, 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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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. 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
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 : 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
 
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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

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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