Inventory of the George Washington Parke Custis Papers, 1832-1856 Custis, George Washington Parke, 1832-1856 Mss. 65 C96

Inventory of the George Washington Parke Custis Papers, 1832-1856

A Collection in the
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number Mss. 65 C96


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Funding: Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Peg Poeschl and Alan Strange, 1983-1984.

Repository
Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 65 C96
Title
George Washington Parke Custis Papers, 1983-1984.
Extent
55 items.
Creators
George Washington Parke Custis,Francis Nelson.
Language
English
Abstract
Letters, 1832-1856, of George Washington Parke Custis of "Arlington House," Virginia, to Francis Nelson, the manager of his "White House" plantation in New Kent County, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

George Washington Parke Custis Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Deposit: 55 items, 30 January 1948.


Biographical/Historical Information

George Washington Parke Custis was the son of John Parke Custis who was the stepson of George Washington. Custis' mother was Eleanor Calvert. He grew up at "Mount Vernon" after the death of his father. He married Mary Lee Fitzhugh and lived at "Arlington." His daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis married Robert E. Lee. George Washington Parke Custis was a playwright and agricultural reformer.

Scope and Content Information

Papers, 1832-1856, of George Washington Parke Custis of "Arlington." The collection is mostly letters written to Francis Nelson, his farm manager at "White House," New Kent County, Virginia concerning growing and marketing crops, agricultural improvements, the effect of the proposed Richmond and York River Railroad on the plantation, and Robert E. Lee. There are a few additional letters to Nelson from merchants and railroad officials, and photostats of 2 additional Custis letters.

Arrangement

Organization

This collection is organized three series: Series 1 contains materials dated 1832-1849, Series 2 contains materials dated 1850-1854, Series 3 contains materials dated 1855-1856.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically by date.


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Components List

Materials, 1832-1849.
Folder: 1
19 items.
Series 1: 1832-1849
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Materials, 1850-1854.
Folder: 2
21 items.
Series 2: 1832-1849
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Materials, 1855-1856.
Folder: 3
15 items.
Series 3: 1832-1849
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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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