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Peter family papersRM.1186

Peter family papersRM.1186


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Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

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Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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Repository
Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
Identification
RM.1186
Title
Peter family papers1772-1932
Quantity
12 Linear Feet, 46 boxes
Creator
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Creator
Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816
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Washington, Martha, 1731-1802
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Law, Elizabeth Parke Custis, 1776-1831
Creator
Law, Thomas, 1756-1834
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Costin, William, 1780?-1842
Creator
Law, John, 1784?-1822
Creator
Rogers, Lloyd Nicholas, approximately 1788-1860
Creator
Rogers, Edmund Law
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Peter, Robert, 1726-1806
Creator
Peter, Thomas, 1769-1834
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Peter, Martha Parke Custis, 1777-1854
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Kennon, Britannia Wellington Peter, 1815-1911
Creator
Peter, George, 1779-1861
Creator
Peter, Armistead, 1840-1902
Creator
Peter, Agnes, 1840-1902
Language
English .

Biographical / Historical

The Peters were a prominent family in Washington, D.C. during the eighteenth and nineteen centuries. Martha Parke Custis, Martha Washington's granddaughter, married into the Peter family in 1795.

George Washington (1732-1799): George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 at a modest farm in Westmoreland County, Virginia to parents Augustine and Mary Ball Washington. In 1749, George Washington was appointed surveyor for Culpepper County. In 1752, he started his military career in the Virginia militia. During the Revolutionary War he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and later was elected as the first President of the United States of America. He lived with his wife, Martha Washington, at Mount Vernon, where he passed away December 14, 1799.

Martha Washington (1731-1802): Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was born on June 2, 1731 to parents John and Frances Jones Dandridge. She married her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis, on May 15, 1750. Together they had four children, two of whom died in childhood. On July 8, 1757, her husband unexpectedly died, leaving her a widow with their two remaining children, John Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis. On January 6, 1759, Martha Dandridge Custis married George Washington. Martha Parke Custis or Patsy, died at the age of 17. On February 3, 1774, John Parke Custis married Eleanor Calvert, and together they had four children who survived to adulthood. However, on November 5, 1781, John Parke Custis passed away, and the younger two of his children went to live at Mount Vernon with their grandmother. Martha Dandridge Custis Washington died on May 22, 1802.

Tobias Lear (1762-1816): Tobias Lear was born in 1762. He was employed by George Washington in 1786 to manage expense reports to Congress and also as the personal tutor to Martha Washington's grandchildren. In 1790 Tobias Lear married Mary "Polly" Long; however she died in 1793. Lear then married Martha Washington's niece, Frances Bassett Washington, but she died shortly they were married. Lear married for a third time to Frances Dandridge Henley, another niece of Martha Washington. He died in 1816.

Elizabeth (Betsy, Beth, Eliza) Parke Custis Law (1776-1831): Wife to Thomas Law, Eliza Parke Custis Law was born on August 21, 1776. She was the daughter of John (Jacky) Parke Custis and Eleanor (Nelly) Calvert. Upon the death of her father in 1781, Eliza's two younger siblings, George Washington (Washy) Parke Custis and Eleanor (Nelly) Parke Custis went to live with their grandmother, Martha Washington, and her second husband, George Washington. Eliza and her other sister Martha stayed at home with their mother. Shortly after, their mother remarried Dr. David Stuart and had thirteen more children. On March 21, 1796, Eliza Parke Custis Law married Thomas Law and together they had one child, Eliza Law. In 1804, the couple separated and their daughter went to live with her father. They officially divorced in 1811. Eliza Parke Custis Law lived with one of her uncles for a time after the separation, and soon purchased a house in Alexandria called "Mount Washington." Eliza Law Rogers died in 1822, leaving behind a husband (Lloyd Nicholas Rogers) and two children. Eliza Parke Custis Law died on December 31, 1831.

Thomas Law (1756-1834): Thomas Law was born on October 23, 1756 in Cambridge, England. He started his career working for the East India Trading Company and began building his reputation, as well as his income. In 1794, he left England to start a new life in America where he began to invest in lands, particularly in the nation's capital. Over time, Law became extremely passionate about the arts, particularly poetry, which he wrote and published. He even founded the first dance society, theater, and the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences. Thomas Law married Eliza Parke Custis on March 21, 1796. Together they had one child, Eliza Law, who married Lloyd Nicholls Rogers in 1817. Thomas Law died in 1834.

William Costin (1780-1842): William Costin was a prominent free black man in early 19th-century Washington DC. He was a messenger for the Bank of Washington and ran a hack business in the city. In 1800, he married his cousin Philadelphia ("Delphy"), a dower slave of Martha Washington. Upon Martha Washington's death in 1802, Delphy became the property of Eliza Parke Custis Law, wife to Thomas Law. Delphy and their children were granted freedom shortly after, and the couple decided to stay in Washington, D.C. Together the Costins had seven children. He died in 1842.

John Law (1784-1822): John Law was born in India about 1784 to Thomas Law and an unidentified Indian woman. In 1794 Thomas Law came to America after living about two decades in India; presumably John and his brothers came with him. Thomas Law married Eliza Parke Custis in 1796 and raised the boys until their separation around 1804. John Law graduated from Harvard University in 1804; he was a member of the Columbian Dragoons in 1811; and was the commissioner to adjust the Yazoo claims in 1814. He died on October 4, 1822.

Lloyd Nicholas Rogers (1787 or 1788-1860): Lloyd Nicholas Rogers was born on September 20, 1788 to parents Nicholas and Eleanor Buchanan Rogers. Lloyd Nicholas Rogers married Eliza Law Rogers in 1817. Together they had two children, Edmund Law Rogers and Eleanor Agnes Rogers. They lived on Druid Hill which had been passed down by Lloyd's Scottish father. Very shortly after the death of Lloyd's father in 1822, Eliza also died. In 1829, Rogers was married to Hortensia Monroe Hay who was the granddaughter of James Monroe. Together, they had an additional three daughters, Harriet, Hortensia, and Mary Custis. Lloyd was a proprietor of his estate and practiced law out of his home on Druid Hill. Hortensia died in the 1850s, leaving Lloyd all alone. All of his children except for Eleanor had already married and moved out. Eleanor would not marry until 1862, following her father's death. Lloyd Nicholas Rogers died on November 12, 1860.

Edmund Law Rogers (1818-1896): Edmund Law Rogers was born in 1818 to Lloyd Nicholas Rogers and Eliza Law Rogers. He grew up and lived in Baltimore all of his life, and was a founding member of the Maryland and Harvard Club, as well as a member of various other organizations, such as, the Sons of the Revolution and the Baltimore Historical Society. He spoke several different languages and was a lover of the arts. He married Charlotte Matilda Plater and together they had two children, Edmund Law Rogers, Jr., and Charlotte Plater Rogers. He died of paralysis on January 24, 1896.

Robert Peter (1726-1806): Robert Peter was born in 1726 in Scotland to Thomas Peter and Jean Dunlop, who were prosperous merchants. He immigrated to the United States around 1745, but there is no definite reason why he chose to leave. He first settled in the town, Bladensburg, along the Anacostia River. In 1751, Georgetown was established, and Robert purchased a lot in the town the following year, and slowly began to build up his land holdings. His land holdings grew to be quite extensive, including owning the entire square from M, K, and 31st Streets, and Wisconsin Ave. From 1789 to 1798, Robert Peter was the first mayor of Georgetown. On December 27, 1767, he married Elizabeth Scott, and together they had 10 children, one of whom died as an infant. Their names were: Thomas, Alexander, Elizabeth, Walter, Robert, Jean, Margaret, David, George, and James. He died in 1806.

Thomas Peter (1769-1834): Thomas Peter was born January 4, 1769 to Robert and Elizabeth Scott Peter. Thomas Peter married Martha Parke Custis, granddaughter to Martha Washington, in 1795. Together, they had eight children. Martha Eliza Eleanor, Columbia Washington, John Parke Custis, Robert Thomas, George Washington, America Pinckney, Martha Custis Castania (who died young), and Britannia Wellington. In 1805, Thomas and Martha purchased eight-and-a-half acres in "Georgetown Heights." [For more information on Tudor Place, see Tudor Place: Historic House and Gardens.] They later hired architect Dr. William Thornton to design and build Tudor Place located in Georgetown. It was completed in 1816 and still stands today. Thomas Peter was a prominent lawyer of the time and was one of the executors of Martha Washington's will. He died April 16, 1834.

Martha (Patty) Parke Custis Peter (1777-1854): was born to John Parke Custis and Eleanor (Nelly) Calvert Custis on December 31, 1777. She was one of four children in their family to survive to adulthood: Eliza Parke, Martha Parke, Eleanor Parke (Nelly), and George Washington (Washy) Parke. Following the death of their father in 1781, Patty and her older sister, Eliza, lived with their mother and stepfather, Dr. David Stuart, and their large family, while their younger siblings, Nelly and Washy, lived with their grandparents at Mount Vernon. There were frequent visits to Mount Vernon in both childhood and following her marriage to Thomas Peter in 1795. She died July 13 or 15, 1854.

Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon (1815-1911): Britannia Wellington Peter was born January 28, 1815, as the youngest child of Martha Parke (Patty) Custis Peter and Thomas Peter. In 1842, she married Commodore Beverley Kennon, and together they had one child, Martha Custis Kennon, on October 18, 1843. Commodore Kennon died from a gun explosion on the frigate Princeton on February 28, 1844. Martha Custis Kennon married Dr. Armistead Peter in 1867. When Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon's mother passed in 1854, she inherited Tudor Place, where she lived until her death in 1911.

Major George Peter (1779-1861): Major George W. Peter was born on September 28, 1779 to Robert and Elizabeth Scott Peter. He was married three times during his life. First, to Ann Plater in 1809. Together they had two children, George and Thomas. His wife and two children all died in 1814. Secondly, in 1815 he married Agnes Buchanon Freeland. They had five children, Robert, Ann, James, Agnes, and David. Agnes, his wife, died in 1825. Only a month later, he again married, this time to Sarah Norfleet Freeland, the sister of his second wife. Together, they had nine children: Sarah Agnes, George, Alexander Scott, Margaret Dick, Elizabeth, Armistead, Walter Gibson, William, and Katherine Norfleet. Major George Peter was an officer in the army, a representative in Congress, and a farmer. During his career in the army, he was first appointed first lieutenant 2nd, Artillery and Engineers on February 16, 1801. He was promoted to Captain on November 3, 1807, and finally was transferred to the Light Artillery in May of 1808. He resigned in June 11, 1809. In 1815, he was elected to Congress to cover the sixth district in Maryland. He would continue this appointment until after 1828. He died June 22, 1861.

Dr. Armistead Peter (1840-1902): Dr. Armistead Peter was one of George Peter's sons from his third marriage to Sarah Norfleet Freeland Peter. He was born on February 23, 1840. Dr. Armistead Peter was a cousin to his wife Martha Custis Kennon Peter, whom he married in 1867. Together, Martha and Armistead had five children: Walter Gibson, Armistead, Beverley Kennon, George Freeland, and Agnes. He and Martha Custis Kennon Peter both moved into Tudor Place and Dr. Armistead Peter converted a portion of the house for his medical practice. He created a very successful business as one of the best doctors in the city of Washington. During the Civil War he was employed by the U.S. Army as ward surgeon, as well as serving in a smallpox hospital. Martha Custis Kennon Peter died suddenly in 1886. Armistead died in 1902, his mother-in-law, Britannia W. Peter Kennon outliving both of them. The land in Bethesda was divided between their four children. After Britannia W. Peter Kennon died, the house was left to her grandson, Armistead Peter II. Dr. Armistead Peter died on January 28, 1902.

Agnes Peter (1880-1957): Agnes Peter, born on February 3, 1880, was the daughter of Dr. Armistead Peter and Martha Custis Kennon Peter. She lived in France for a period of time during WWI conducting work for the YMCA. Agnes Peter was the director of a Foyer du Soldat and helped to receive soldiers and refugees. She was also in charge of the Graves Registration Section in Rheims. She was the first woman in France to be awarded the silver Medal of Honor for her distinguished services to the country during the war. In 1946, when she was 73, she married Nobel Prize winner, Dr. John R. Mott, who is most acclaimed for his work creating international Christian programs with a goal to establish peace. She died in 1957.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington's death, estate documents, Major George Peter's military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries. Within each series, materials are generally separated by format and listed chronologically, with undated materials listed last.

Series 1. Papers of George Washington
Series 2. Papers of Tobias Lear
Series 3. Miscellaneous
Series 4. Papers of Martha Washington
Series 5. Papers of Eliza Parke Custis Law
Series 6. Papers of Thomas Law: Subseries 6.1. Legal Documents, Subseries 6.2. Correspondence
Series 7. Papers of William Costin
Series 8. Papers of John Law
Series 9. Papers of Lloyd Nicholas Rogers
Series 10. Papers of Edmund Law Rogers
Series 11. Papers of Robert Peter: Subseries 11.1. Accounts, Subseries 11.2. Financial Documents, Subseries 11.3. Legal Documents, Subseries 11.4. Land Documents, Subseries 11.5. Estate Documents
Series 12. Papers of Thomas Peter: Subseries 12.1. Financial Documents, Subseries 12.2. Land Documents, Subseries 12.3. Estate Documents, Subseries 12.4. Correspondence
Series 13. Papers of Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1824-1909: Subseries 13.1. Financial Documents, Subseries 13.2. Legal Documents, Subseries 13.3. Correspondence

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818
  • Anderson, James, 1745-1807
  • Anderson, John
  • Atherton, Charles H. (Charles Humphrey), 1773-1853
  • Bernard, Simon, 1779-1839
  • Blair, John D. (John Durbarrow), 1759-1823
  • Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821
  • Costin, William, 1780?-1842
  • Craik, James, 1730-1814
  • Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857
  • Dandridge, Bartholomew, approximately 1774-1802
  • De Kalb, Johann, 1721-1780
  • Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829
  • Decatur, Susan Wheeler
  • Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824
  • Griffith, William, 1766-1826
  • Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
  • Hay, George, 1765-1830
  • Kemp, James, 1764-1827
  • Kennon, Beverley, 1793-1844
  • Kennon, Britannia Wellington Peter, 1815-1911
  • Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
  • Lafayette, Georges Washington Louis Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1779-1849
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
  • Law, Edmund, 1790-1829
  • Law, Elizabeth Parke Custis, 1776-1831
  • Law, John, 1784?-1822
  • Law, Thomas, 1756-1834
  • Le Mayeur, Jean Pierre
  • Lear, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lincoln), 1792-1832
  • Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816
  • Lee, Henry, 1756-1818
  • Lewis, Eleanor Parke Custis, 1779-1852
  • Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839
  • Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-1847
  • Lovering, William (Architect)
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • Mercereau, John, 1732-1820
  • Miller, Samuel, 1769-1850
  • Peter, Agnes, 1840-1902
  • Peter, Armistead, 1840-1902
  • Peter, Armistead, 1870-1960
  • Peter, George Freeland, 1875–1953
  • Peter, George Washington, 1801-1877
  • Peter, George, 1779-1861
  • Peter, Martha Custis Kennon, 1843-1886
  • Peter, Martha Parke Custis, 1777-1854
  • Peter, Robert, 1726-1806
  • Peter, Thomas, 1769-1834
  • Peter, Walter G. (Walter Gibson), 1868-1945
  • Peter, Walter Gibson, 1842-1863
  • Pinckney, Mary Stead, approximately 1751-1812
  • Ringgold, Tench
  • Rogers, Edmund Law
  • Rogers, Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, 1797-1822
  • Rogers, Lloyd Nicholas, approximately 1788-1860
  • Rogers, William, 1751-1824
  • Scott, Gustavus, 1753-1800
  • Sedgwick, Theodore, 1746-1813
  • Sinclair, John, Sir, 1754-1835
  • Stabler, Edward, 1769-1831
  • Stuart, David, 1753-1814
  • Stuart, Eleanor Calvert Custis, approximately 1758-1811
  • Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828
  • Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864
  • Thornton, William, 1759-1828
  • Townsend, Justine Van Rensselaer, 1828-1912
  • Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809
  • Tyler, John, 1790-1862
  • Varick, Richard, 1753-1831
  • Wadsworth, Peleg, 1748-1829
  • Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Washington, Martha, 1731-1802
  • White, Alexander, 1738-1804

Container List

Series 1. Papers of George Washington, 1794-1800. Shelf: I:1, Text
  • Eliza Parke Custis, Hope Park, to George Washington, 1794 September 7. box: 1, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed from Eliza asking her grandfather for a picture of him. Docketed in Washington's hand on verso.

  • George Washington, German Town, to Eliza Parke Custis, 1794 September 14. box: 1, Text folder: 02,
    Scope and Contents

    Autographed letter signed (signature cut out). Washington offers his granddaughter advice on love and marriage.

  • George and Martha Washington, Philadelphia, to Thomas Law, 1796 March 28. box: 1, Text folder: 03,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter in Washington's hand, initialed by both George and Martha. The Washingtons congratulate Law on his marriage to their grandaughter Eliza.

  • George Washington, Mount Vernon, to Thomas Peter, 1797 June 14. box: 1, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed by Washington, discussing the purchase of English cattle.

  • George Washington, Mount Vernon, to Thomas Peter, 1798 May 18. box: 1, Text folder: 05,
    Scope and Contents
  • Thomas Peter, George Town, to George Washington, Mount Vernon, 1799 January 28. box: 1, Text folder: 06,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Docketed in Washington's hand. Peter asks Washington to secure a spot for his brother in the Army and shares rumors about a bill coming up in Congress.

  • George Washington, Mount Vernon, to Thomas Peter, 1799 May 5. box: 1, Text folder: 07,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel and seal. Washington writes about the sale of tobacco.

  • George Washington, Mount Vernon, to Thomas Peter, 1799 December 3. box: 1, Text folder: 08,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Washington writes about farming and congratulates Thomas and Patsy on the birth of their son.

  • John Mercereau, Union Township, to George Washington, 1799 December 24. box: 1, Text folder: 09,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. John Mercereau, a businessman who served with his brother and nephew in a spy ring during the Revolutionary War, writes to Washington asking if he may come and visit, reflecting that no memories give him greater satisfaction than those he spent "Devoted to my Countrys Service." Tragically, Mercereau did not know that Washington had died 10 days before his letter was sent.

  • Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., London, to George Washington, 1800 January 15. box: 1, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., writes to his uncle about his business ventures from London. He had not yet received word of Washington's death on December 14, 1799.

  • Paper wrapper labeled Letters from General Washington in the years 98 and 99, undated. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
Series 2. Papers of Tobias Lear, 1785-1790. Shelf: I:1, Text
  • Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart, Abingdon, to Tobias Lear, New York, 1790 February 28. box: 1, Text folder: 12,
  • Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart to Tobias Lear, New York, 1790 September. box: 1, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed, undated, with integral free franked address panel. Docketed in Lear's hand as received 2 October 1790. Eleanor writes of her unhappiness at being parted from her children Nelly and Wash.

  • Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart, Mount Vernon, to Tobias Lear, New York, 1790 October 3. box: 1, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Eleanor writes about the lottery and her family, noting that "My Dear Nelly & Wash. are still spoilt by Grand Mama but chearfully obey every word I say to them."

  • Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart to Tobias Lear, probably 1790 February 7. box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter unsigned in the hand of Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart and most likely addressed to Tobias Lear. The letter is dated 7 February with no year but was most likely written in 1790, since it mentions Lear's first marriage, which occured in 1790.

Series 3. Miscellaneous, 1785-1862. Shelf: I:1, Text
  • Marquis de Lafayette to James Madison, 1785 June 1. box: 1, Text folder: 16,
  • Confederate currency, 1862. box: 1, Text folder: 17,
Series 4. Papers of Martha Washington, 1799-1802. Shelf: I:1, Text Shelf: I:2, Text
  • Martha Washington's daybook, 1802 February-April. box: 1, Text folder: 18,
  • Lucretia Constance Radcliffe, Charleston, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1799 August 13. box: 1, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Docketed in hand of George Washington. Mrs. Radcliffe writes seeking an Army commission for her son and sends a packet of crane feathers and melon seeds. She also sends news of Major Pinkney.

  • Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., New York, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 May 25. box: 1, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Bartholomew Dandrige Jr. writes his aunt inquiring about letters sent to him from Washington before his death that Dandridge never received.

  • Resolution of the Sixth Congress of the United States at the First Session, 1799 December 24. box: 1, Text folder: 21,
    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript resolution of the "Sixth Congress of the United States: At the first session Begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the second of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine" stating that a marble monument to George Washington be erected in the City of Washington and that his remains be interred beneath it. It is also resolved that a funeral procession from Comgress Hall to the German Lutheran Church shall take place on Thursday, December 26, 1799, and that the nation will wear crepe arm bands for thirty days of mourning.

  • Maria S. Ross, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1799 December 24. box: 1, Text folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. A condolence letter from Maria S. Ross of Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Martha Washington on the death of her husband.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Maria S. Ross, 1800 January 10. box: 1, Text folder: 23,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear's response to Maria Ross's condolence letter to Martha Washington.

  • Abigail Adams, Philadelphia, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1799 December 25. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel with seal of John Adams. Condolence letter written by Abigail Adams to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington.

  • Martha Washington to Abigail Adams, 1799 December 31. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Martha Washington's response to Abigail Adams's condolence letter on the death of George Washington.

  • Mary Stead Pinckney, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, to Martha Washington, 1799 December 26. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Condolence letter from Mary Stead Pinckney to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington. Pinckney also sends her regards and congratulations to Nelly Parke Custis Lewis, who was recovering from the birth of her first child, Frances Parke Lewis.

  • Jonathan Trumbull, Lebanon, Connecticut, to Martha Washington, 1799 December 30. box: 1, Text folder: 27,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Condolence letter from Jonathan Trumbull Jr., Governor of Connecticut, to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington.

  • Elias Boudinot, Philadelphia, to Martha Washington, 1800 January 2. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Condolence letter from Elias Boudinot, New Jersey Congressman and Director of the United States Mint, to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Elias Boudinot, 1800 January 18. box: 1, Text folder: 29,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear's response on behalf of Martha Washington to Elias Boudinot's condolence letter.

  • Bushrod Washington, Walnut Farm, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 January 4. box: 1, Text folder: 30,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Bushrod writes to Martha about purchasing corn from Colonel Washington.

  • Ann Huntington, New London, Connecticut, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 January 4. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Condolence letter written by Ann Huntington of New London to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington.

  • Alexander Hamilton to Martha Washington, 1800 January 12. Shelf: Oversized, Text
  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Alexander Hamilton, 1800 January 23. box: 2, Text folder: 02,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear's response on behalf of Martha to Hamilton's condolence letter.

  • Reverend Samuel Miller, New York, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 January 14. box: 2, Text folder: 03,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Conolence letter from Reverend Samuel Miller to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington. He writes that he is inclosing a discourse he recently delivered on the occassion of Washington's death.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Reverend Samuel Miller, New York, 1800 January 27. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear's response on behalf of Martha to Samuel Miller's condolence letter on the death of George Washington.

  • Stephen Williamson, Philadelphia, State Prison, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 January 16. box: 2, Text folder: 05,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter with integral address panel. Stephen Williamson introduces himself as the captain of a company in the Rhode Island Regiment who served under Washington in the Revolutionary War. He recounts a dream he had in which she gives birth to a son following Washington's death. He also tells Martha the details of his arrest for buying a stolen horse and requests her assistance in getting him out of prison.

  • Henry Knox, Montpelier, St. Georges, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 January 17. box: 2, Text folder: 06,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Former Secretary of War Henry Knox sends Martha his condolences after the passing of George Washington.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Henry Knox, 1800 February 9. box: 2, Text folder: 07,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear writes on behalf of Martha in response to Henry Knox's condolence letter on the death of George Washington.

  • Richard Varick, New York, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 January 28. box: 2, Text folder: 08,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Mayor of New York City Richard Varick offers his condolences to Martha after the death of George Washington. He also incloses, on behalf of the Common Council of New York City, an oration delivered on the occassion of Washington's death by Gouverneur Morris.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Richard Varick, New York, 1800 February 15. box: 2, Text folder: 09,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear writes on behalf of Martha Washington in response to Richard Varick's condolence letter after the death of George Washington.

  • Richard Washington, Bermuda, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 January 31. box: 2, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Richard Washington, a former business associate of Washington's in London, offers his condolences to Martha after George Washington's death.

  • Theodore Sedgwick, Philadelphia, to Martha Washington, 1800 February 17. box: 2, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Condolence letter from Theodore Sedgwick to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington. Sedgwick writes that he is inclosing a second edition of General Lee's funeral oration.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Theodore Sedgwick, 1800 February 22. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear writing on behalf of Martha in response to Theodore Sedgwick's condolence letter after the death of George Washington.

  • Marquis de Lafayette, La Grange, to Martha Washington, 1800 February 28. box: 2, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Condolence letter written by the Marquis de Lafayette to Martha after the death of George Washington.

  • Auguste Belin, Philadelphia, to Martha Washington, 1800 March 5. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. A condolence letter from Auguste Belin, Secretary of the Loge Française l'Aménité of Philidelphia, a freemason lodge of French and Saint-Dominguen émigrés. Belin writes that he is inclosing copies of a funeral oration performed at the lodge in honor of George Washington's death.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Auguste Belin, Philadelphia, 1800 May 15. box: 2, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear writes on behalf of Martha in response to Auguste Belin's condolence letter on the death of George Washington.

  • Reverend William Rogers, Philadelphia, to Martha Washington, 1800 March 6. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter. Condolence note from Reverend William Rogers to Martha on the death of George Washington. Rogers writes that he is enclosing a copy of a funeral oration he delivered in Washington's honor.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Reverend William Rogers, 1800 March 28. box: 2, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear, on behalf of Martha Washington, thanks William Rogers for sending "a copy of the Religious Exercises, at the time of the Eulogy, at the German Reformed Church."

  • Charles H. Atherton, Amherst, New Hampshire, to Martha Washington, 1800 March 23. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Condolence note written by Charles Humhprey Atherton to Martha Washington after the death of George Washington. Atherton writes that he is enclosing a funeral oration delivered at the request of the citizens of Amherst, New Hampshire in Washington's honor.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Charles H. Atherton, Amherst, New Hampshire, 1800 April 23. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear writes on behalf of Martha Washington in response to Charles H. Atherton's condolence letter on the death of George Washington.

  • Georges Washington de Lafayette, La Grange, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 March 24. box: 2, Text folder: 21,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Georges Washington de Lafayette, son of the Marquis de Lafayette, writes a condolence note to Martha after the death of George Washington. Georges writes of Washington's "parental kindness" when he visited Mount Vernon and says, "How far was I to imagine when I left your family that it would be a last farewell."

  • Reverend James Kemp, Cambridge, Maryland, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 March 26. box: 2, Text folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. A condolence letter written by Revered James Kemp to Martha Washington after the death of George Washington. Kemp writes that he is enclosing a copy of a sermon he delivered on the day appointed by Congress to honor George Washington.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Reverend James Kemp, Cambridge, Maryland, 1800 April 20. box: 2, Text folder: 23,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear responds on behalf of Martha Washington to James Kemp's condolence letter after the death of George Washington.

  • Peleg Wadsworth, Philadelphia, to Martha Washington, 1800 March 26. box: 2, Text folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Condolence letter from Peleg Wadsworth to Martha Washington on the death of George Washington. Wadsworth requests, on behalf of his daughter, a relic of the late General.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Peleg Wadsworth, 1800 April 5. box: 2, Text folder: 25,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear writes on behalf of Martha in response to Peleg Wadsworth's condolence letter after the death of George Washington. Lear writes that he is enclosing a lock of Washington's hair for Wadsworth's daughter as requested.

  • Thomas Porter, Alexandria, to Martha Washington, 1800 March 24. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. Condolence letter written by Alexandria merchant Thomas Porter to Martha after the death of George Washington. Porter writes that he is sending a eulogy along with the letter.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Reverend John D. Blair, 1800 April 5. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear, writing on behalf of Martha Washington, thanks Reverend John D. Blair for sending his condolences and two orations delivered in Richmond on February 22 in honor of George Washington.

  • William Griffith, Burlington, New Jersey, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 April 14. box: 2, Text folder: 28,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel. William Griffiths offers his condolences on behalf of the citizens of Burlington, New Jersey to Martha after the death of George Washington.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to William Griffith, Burlington, New Jersey, 1800 April 23. box: 2, Text folder: 29,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear responds on behalf of Martha to William Griffith's condolence letter after the death of George Washington.

  • Theodore Sedgwick, Philadelphia, to Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, 1800 April 15. box: 2, Text folder: 30,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral free franked address panel.

  • Dr. Jean Pierre Le Mayeur, Sweet Springs, to Martha Washington, 1800 May 1. box: 3, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed "John Lemayere." Jean Pierre Le Mayeur was George Washington's dentist during the Revolutionary War. He writes his condolences to Martha on the death of Washington, apologizing that his servant lost the first condolence letter he had written on February 24.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Dr. Jean Pierre Le Mayeur, Sweet Springs, 1800 May 15. box: 3, Text folder: 02,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • John Sinclair, London, to Martha Washington, 1800 June 2. box: 3, Text folder: 03,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Sir John Sinclair writes to Martha in praise of her late husband and sends her a volume of his letters.

  • Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, to Gilbert Stuart, 1800 March 10. box: 3, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tobias Lear, writing on behalf of Martha Washington, requests that Gilbert Stuart's original portrait of Washington be given to Martha, in exchange for fair compensation. Lear writes that Martha has expressed no desire for her own portrait, but Lear thinks it would be nice to display alongside the portrait of Washington.

Series 5. Papers of Eliza Parke Custis Law, 1819-1830. Shelf: I:2, Text
  • Elizabeth Parke Custis Law Rogers to Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, 1819-1821, 1819 December 5, 1821 November 10, undated December 5. box: 3, Text folder: 05,
    Scope and Contents

    3 letters written by Elizabeth Parke Custis Law Rogers to her mother between December 5, 1819 - November 21, 1821.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Access to letters may be restricted because of fragile condition.

  • General Simon Bernard, Washington City, to Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, 1828-1830, 1828 March 28, 1829 May 5, 1829 October 1, 1830 February 5, 1830 February 14, 1830 May 21, undated April 17. box: 3, Text folder: 06,
    Scope and Contents

    7 letters written by Brigadier General Simon Bernard to Eliza Parke Custis Law between March 28, 1828 and May 21, 1830.

  • Lloyd Rogers to Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, Alexandria, undated May 30. box: 3, Text folder: 07,
Series 6. Papers of Thomas Law, 1794-1833. Shelf: I:2, Text
  • Subseries 6.1. Legal Documents.
    • Pratt, Francis, and others, vs. Thomas Law. box: 3, Text folder: 08,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed legal document: Statement of the defendant's case. Docketed on verso "Papers relating to case of Law v. Morris Nicholson & Greenleaf."

    • Statement of Thomas Law in property dispute, 1796 December 19. box: 3, Text folder: 09,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript legal statement of Thomas Law in regards to a property dispute in Washington City between William Mayne Duncason and Tench Ringgold.

    • Memoranda of an agreement made between William Mayne Duncason and Tench Ringgold, 1797 January 9. box: 3, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript memoranda regarding property dispute over square 744 in the City of Washington.

    • Tench Ringgold to James Piercy, 1797 April 12. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
    • Thomas Law to Mr. Barry, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
    • Thomas Law to unidentified recipient, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Concerning Tench Ringgold and property dealings in the City of Washington.

    • Receipt for money given by Thomas Law to Tench Ringgold for land in the City of Washington, 1797 December 30. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
    • Particular Description and Manner of building a house for Thomas Law, circa 1794. box: 3, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript descriptions of the architectural plans for the Thomas Law House, designed by architect William Lovering and built circa 1794 on the 689 square in the City of Washington.

    • Drafts of legal arguments in property dispute between Thomas Law and Tench Ringgold, 1804 February 3. box: 3, Text folder: 13,
    • Legal notes and statements of defense for property dispute involving Thomas Law, 1794-1816. box: 3, Text folder: 14,
    • Lawyer's notes from property dispute involving Thomas Law, 1794-1796. box: 3, Text folder: 15,
  • Subseries 6.2. Correspondence.
    • Thomas Law, Washington City, to Gustavus Scott, William Thornton, and Alexander White, 1795 September 30. box: 3, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      Thomas Law discusses his plan for construction of New Jersey Avenue on lot 744 of Washington City, along the public canal.

    • Gustavus Scott, William Thornton, and Alexander White, Washington City, to Thomas Law, 1795 October 1. box: 3, Text folder: 16,
    • George Washington Parke Custis, Philadelphia to Thomas Law, Federal City, 1796 June 3. box: 3, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. George Washington Parke Custis writes to Law of the pleasure he will have in serving Washington City, which is to be "the pride of future ages" and "the metropolis of America."

    • William Mayne Duncanson to the Managers of the Canal Lottery, 1796 December 16. box: 3, Text folder: 18,
      Scope and Contents

      A manuscript copy of the address read by W. M. Duncanson at a meeting of the Managers of Washington Canal Lottery - Law, Carroll, Young, and Duncanson. Their reply is copied on the verso.

    • William Mayne Duncanson to Gustavus Scott, William Thornton, and Alexander White, 1797 February 15. box: 3, Text folder: 18,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Duncanson writes that Thomas Law has resigned his title to Lot 744 of Washington City in favor of Tench Ringgold.

    • Statement that the Commisioners had no objections to second agreement with Tench Ringgold, circa 1797. box: 3, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Unsigned, undated manuscript, docketed "Tench Ringgold Arbitration."

    • James Piercy, City of Washington, to Gustavus Scott, William Thornton, and Alexander White, 1797 September 29-October 31, 1797 September 29, 1797 October 5, 1797 October 31. box: 3, Text folder: 20,
      Scope and Contents

      Three manuscript copies by Thomas Munroe of letters written by James Piercy to the Commissioners of the City of Washington about his claims to lot 744.

    • Gustavus Scott and William Thornton to James Piercy, 1797 November 2. box: 3, Text folder: 20,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript copy made by Thomas Munroe of a letter written by the Commissioners of the City of Washington to James Piercy in response to Piercy's claims on lot 744. Scott and Thornton write to Piercy that "no intention exists of granting you the square you mention."

    • C. Cockull to Thomas Law, 1797 May 16. box: 3, Text folder: 21,
    • L. de Roumefort Bouchard to Thomas Law, 1810-1812, 1810 April 28, 1812 November 14, 1812 November 29. box: 3, Text folder: 23,
    • Elizabeth Parke Custis Law Rogers, Druid Hill, to Thomas Law, City of Washington, 1821 December 2. box: 3, Text folder: 24,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

    • Lloyd Rogers, Druid Hill, to Thomas Law, Washington City, 1823 January 2. box: 3, Text folder: 24,
    • Thomas Law to Lloyd Rogers, Baltimore, 1832 January 27. box: 3, Text folder: 24,
    • John Taylor, New Orleans, to Thomas Law, 1832 March 10. box: 3, Text folder: 25,
      Scope and Contents

      Writing from New Orleans in 1832, John Taylor reports that fifty to sixty people a day are dying from yellow fever and smallpox.

    • Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, Washington, to Thomas Law, London, undated November 28. box: 3, Text folder: 26,
Series 7. Papers of William Costin, 1813-1824. Shelf: I:2, Text
  • Lawrence Lewis to William Costin, 1813 October 6, 1816 June 12. box: 3, Text folder: 27,
    Scope and Contents

    Two letters written by Lawrence Lewis to William "Billy" Costin.

  • Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to William Costin, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 27,
    Scope and Contents

    One undated note signed E Lewis and one undated letter fragment signed E Lewis. The letter fragment is addressed to William Costin, Washington, with a note that it was sent "By Emery."

  • George Calvert to William Costin, Washington, 1819 April 1. box: 3, Text folder: 28,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral adddress panel.

  • George Washington Parke Custis to William Costin, 1824 December 8. box: 3, Text folder: 26,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. George Washington Parke Custis writes William "Billy" Costin at the Bank of Washington. He mentions he expects to go with Lafayette to visit Woodlawn.

Series 8. Papers of John Law, 1799-1817. Shelf: I:2, Text
  • Elizabeth Parke Custis Law to John Law, 1799-1802, 1799 January 20, 1802 February 21, 1802 July 4, probably 1802 September 25, 1802 December 25. box: 4, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    5 letters from Eliza Custis Law to her stepson John Law. The first letter is addressed to John at George Town College and the other four to Harvard University.

  • Elizabeth Parke Custis Law to John Law, 1803-1804, 1803 February 5, approximately 1803 April 11, 1803 April 15, 1804 July 9. box: 4, Text folder: 02,
  • Thomas Law to John Law, 1804 August-September, 1804 August 3, 1804 September 4, 1804 September 25. box: 4, Text folder: 02,
  • Elizabeth Parke Custis Law to John Law, 1807-1808, 1804 July 24, 1808 February 3, 1808 August 26, 1808 October 12, 25 November 1808, undated. box: 4, Text folder: 03,
    Scope and Contents

    5 dated letters and 4 undated letters from Eliza Custis Law to her stepson John Law.

  • John Law to Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, 1808 July 3. box: 4, Text folder: 03,
  • Elizabeth Parke Custis Law to John Law, 1809-1810, 1809 January 9, 1809 October 2, 1809 October 13, 1809 November 6, 1809 December 21, 1810 February 20, 1810 February 21. box: 4, Text folder: 04,
  • Elizabeth Parke Custis Law to John Law, undated. box: 4, Text folder: 05,
    Scope and Contents

    15 undated letters and notes written by Eliza Custis Law to her stepson John Law.

  • Elizabeth Parke Custis Law to Edmund Law, undated. box: 4, Text folder: 05,
  • John Law to Miss Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, circa 1810. box: 4, Text folder: 06,
    Scope and Contents

    An undated letter from John Law to his stepsister, Eliza Law. He writes that he is sending sweetmeats from Woodlawn by William, as promised.

  • Thomas Law to John Law, 1802-1811, 1802-07-10, 1810 June 25, circa 1811. box: 4, Text folder: 07,
  • John Law to Thomas Law, 1817 April 5-6. box: 4, Text folder: 08,
    Scope and Contents

    Four draft copies each of two letters written by John Law to his father, criticizing his conduct, particularly in regards to Eliza Law's marriage to Lloyd Rogers.

  • Thomas Law to John Law, Washington City, 1817 April 8, undated. box: 4, Text folder: 09,
    Scope and Contents

    5 letters written by Thomas Law to his son John Law around 1817, addressing John's criticisms of him, his divorce, and his friendship with Elizabeth Bordley Gibson.

  • John Law to Thomas Law, circa 1817. box: 4, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. A letter of reconciliation sent by John Law to his father.

  • Thomas Law to John Law, circa 1817. box: 4, Text folder: 10,
  • John Law to William Thornton, 1807 August 10. box: 4, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. John Law asks William Thornton if he can borrow a book on calvary maneuvers.

  • William Thornton to John Law, 1807 August 10. box: 4, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    2 letters written by William Thornton in response to John Law's August 10, 1807 letter.

  • Edmund Law, Washington, to John Law, Baltimore, 1804 May 18. box: 4, Text folder: 12,
  • William D. Sims, Pittsburgh, to John Law, Washington City, 1809 June 22. box: 4, Text folder: 13,
  • Robert Brent to Joseph Forrest, John Law, and Peter Miller, 1809 August 14. box: 4, Text folder: 14,
  • Susan Wheeler Decatur to George Hay, circa 1807. box: 4, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter discussing the court martial of Commodore James Barron, who would later kill Commodore Stephen Decatur in duel in 1820.

  • John Law to William Thornton, draft copy, 1807 August 10. box: 4, Text folder: 16,
Series 9. Papers of Lloyd Nicholas Rogers, 1810-1857. Shelf: I:2, Text
  • Lloyd Nicholas Rogers, New York, to General Henry Lee, draft, 1810 January 24. box: 4, Text folder: 17,
    Scope and Contents

    Draft of letter from Lloyd Nicholas Rogers to Major-General Henry Lee discussing the life of Baron de Kalb.

  • Receipts for lots in Washington purchased at auction by Lloyd Nicholas Rogers and Edmund Law Rogers, 1849 May-June. box: 4, Text folder: 18,
  • Letters to Lloyd Nicholas Rogers about the sale of lots in Washington, 1849-1852, 1849 June, 1852 April 6, 1852 June 4, 1852 December 28, 1852 October 11. box: 4, Text folder: 19,
  • Letters to Lloyd Nicholas Rogers about the sale of lots in Washington, 1853-1857, 1853 February 2, 1854 March 3, 1854 June 16, 1845 August 25, 1857 October 20. box: 4, Text folder: 20,
Series 10. Papers of Edmund Law Rogers, 1850-1857. Shelf: I:3, Text
  • Bond of conveyance from Edmund Law Rogers to James B. Ager and William McLean, 1850 December 19. box: 5, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Bond of conveyance for Lot No. 1 in Square 260 in Washington City, District of Columbia.

  • Bill for advertising in the National Intelligencer, 1856 March 15. box: 5, Text folder: 02,
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for $21 addressed to Edmund Law Rogers for advertising the sale of lots in the City of Washington in the newspaper the National Intelligencer.

  • Deed of trust indenture from John H. Phillips and Emeline W. Phillips to William H. Ward, 1852 December 7. box: 5, Text folder: 03,
    Scope and Contents

    An indenture form reassigning a parcel of property in Washington City. The Deed of Trust form is marked at the top of the first page "Printed and Sold by Robert A. Waters, D. st., bet. 9th & 10th."

  • Deed in fee indenture from Edmund Law Rogers and Charlotte M. L. Rogers to Johnathan T. Walker, 1857 May. box: 5, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Unsigned indenture for the sale of lots in the City of Washington. Docketed in pencil "sale not made."

  • Prices of certain Lots in Washington and names of purchasers, circa 1850. box: 5, Text folder: 05,
    Scope and Contents

    1 survey plat of lots in Washington along Canal St, and 2 pages of notes listing the prices of lots and the names of their purchasers.

  • Correspondence, receipts, and promissory notes between Edmund Law Rogers and James Adams, 1849-1857. box: 5, Text folder: 06,
    Scope and Contents

    Documents related to the sale of property in Washington.

  • Lenman and Brother, Washington City, to Edmund Law Rogers, Baltimore, 1849, 1849 October 16, 1849 December 26. box: 5, Text folder: 07,
    Scope and Contents

    2 letters about the sale of property in Washington.

  • Correspondence between Edmund Law Rogers, William Warder, and James Adams, 1849-1850, 1849 July 5, 1850 May 29, 1850 June 24. box: 5, Text folder: 08,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence about the sale of property in Washington.

  • N. Callan, Washington, to Edmund Law Rogers, Baltimore, 1850 August 17-23. box: 5, Text folder: 09,
    Scope and Contents

    2 letters about the sale of property in Washington

  • Letters to Edmund Law Rogers about selling lots in Washington, 1850-1855, 1850 October 28, 1852 May 4, 1855 February 18. box: 5, Text folder: 10,
  • George Washington Parke Custis and Martha Custis Williams, Arlington House, to Edmund Law Rogers, 1855 February 24. box: 5, Text folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    1 page autograph letter signed by George Washington Parke Custis to Edmund Law Rogers, with additional letter from Martha Custis Williams written on verso. Custis writes, "From the very graphic account you gave Martha Williams of your visit to Mr Fenno, I see but a poor chance of my Drama being brought out [in Baltimore]." He asks Rogers to inquire of his "theater going friends" if any other Baltimore theatres will perform the work. If not, he asks Rogers to return the book care of William Adam Bookseller Pennsylvania Avenie Washington. In her letter, Williams passes on a request from "Aunt B" (Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon) to send the "little manuscript book, containing an inventory of the Mt Vernon relics at Tudor Place, as she is much at a loss, with regard to the history of many things in the House." Britannia Peter had inherited Tudor Place the year before, in 1854. Williams adds to Rogers that she hopes he will not make too much effort to have Uncle Custis's play produced because "Cousin Mary Lee and all his family are so much opposed to it." Williams hopes Custis will focus on finishing his Recollections instead.

  • William McCormick, Registers Office, Washington, to Edmund Law Rogers, 1852 January 28. box: 5, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter from the Commisioners of the Sinking Fund of the Corporation of Washington.

Series 11. Papers of Robert Peter, 1722-1852. Shelf: I:3, Text Shelf: I:4, Text
  • Subseries 11.1. Accounts.
    • Accounts of Robert Peter with Bernard O'Neill and Williams Dearkins, 1781-1795. box: 5, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

      Invoices, notes, and receipts from accounts between Robert Peter and the firm O'Neill and Dearkins. Includes an invoice for tobacco, sugar, corduroy, gauze, linen, chocolate, silk, muslin, paper, wine, ribbons, pins, cotton, and tea.

    • Unknown accounts, 1791-1794. box: 5, Text folder: 14,
      Scope and Contents

      Unknown list of accounts, believed to be from Robert Peter.

    • Accounts of Robert Peter with Benjamin Ray, 1794-1797. box: 5, Text folder: 15,
    • Accounts of John Barkman with Robert Peter, 1796-1807. box: 5, Text folder: 16,
    • Accounts of James Offutt with Robert Peter, 1796-1810. box: 5, Text folder: 17,
    • Pages from account book of Charles Webber, 1797 October-November. box: 5, Text folder: 18,
      Scope and Contents

      Pages from account book with the note "These leaves was received by James S Webber from Mrs. Esther H Webber wife of Mr Levi Webber of Vassalboro Kennebeck Co. Maine being a part of account Book of Charles Webber, my Grand Father, his own handwriting. Received by me June 22 1878." The accounts include invoices for cod fish, bacon, molasses, tea, rum, sugar, silk, shoes, brandy, wine, coffee, and corn.

    • Accounts of James Gannon with Robert Peter, 1797-1810. box: 5, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Includes accounts for flour, pork, beef, lamb, and veal.

    • Accounts of Thomas Nicholls with Robert Peter, 1803-1810. box: 5, Text folder: 20,
    • Accounts of Rhod Maginnis with Robert Peter, 1808-1813. box: 5, Text folder: 21,
  • Subseries 11.2. Financial Documents.
    • Bond of conveyance from Phillip Holt and Thomas Howard to Robert Peter, 1762 August 1. box: 5, Text folder: 22,
      Scope and Contents

      Bond for the conveyance of a parcel of property called Black Oak Thickett in Frederick County, Maryland.

    • Accounts of John Robbins with Robert Peter, 1797-1810. box: 5, Text folder: 23,
    • Accounts of John Manly with Robert Peter, 1801-1810. box: 5, Text folder: 23,
    • Accounts of Arthur Steel with Robert Peter, 1805-1810. box: 5, Text folder: 23,
    • Accounts of Mary Atwood with Robert Peter, 1801-1810. box: 5, Text folder: 24,
    • Accounts of rent payment, 1804-1805. box: 5, Text folder: 25,
      Scope and Contents

      Page of rent payment accounts in unknown hand.

    • Accounts of Thomas Nicholls of John with Robert Peter, 1794-1802. box: 5, Text folder: 26,
    • Accounts of Isaiah and Edward Nicholls with Robert Peter, 1811-1812. box: 5, Text folder: 27,
    • Receipt for 14 hogs bought from Robert Peter by H. W. Blunt, 1852 December 22. box: 5, Text folder: 28,
    • Fragment of bond paid by Robert Peter, 1774. box: 5, Text folder: 29,
  • Subseries 11.3. Legal Documents.
    • Accounts disputed between Robert Peter and Benjamin Ray, 1795-1799. box: 6, Text folder: 01,
      Scope and Contents

      3 documents related to disputed accounts between Robert Peter and Benjamin Ray. One with a note by John T. Mason dated February 27, 1799, "He has no shadow of right to one shilling on this [account]."

    • List of Robert Peter's court appearances, 1796 May-October. box: 6, Text folder: 02,
    • Court documents and accounts related to Robert Peter, 1796-1797. box: 6, Text folder: 03,
    • Court documents and accounts related to Robert Peter, 1799. box: 6, Text folder: 04,
    • Fragment of indenture deed between Ninian Edmondston and William Douglass, 1766 July 2. box: 6, Text folder: 05,
    • Lawsuit against Robert Peter by James Gordon, Henry Riddell, John Campbell, John Campbell Junior, Alexander Low, and William Ingram, 1785 October 18. box: 6, Text folder: 06,
    • Fragment of list of legal cases, 1766 June 4-July 19. box: 6, Text folder: 07,
  • Subseries 11.4. Land Documents.
    • Bill of sale from John Scrivenor to Richard Miles and William Scrivenor, 1789 December 2. box: 6, Text folder: 08,
      Scope and Contents

      The list of articles sold includes an enslaved man named Ned, 1 black horse, 1 mare and mare colt, and 3 beds and furniture.

    • Certificate and plat of the fragment acre in Montgomery County surveyed for Robert Peter, 1804 June 26. box: 6, Text folder: 09,
      Scope and Contents

      Certificate and plat for 5 3/4 acres of vacant land granted by special warrant to Robert Peter out of the Western Shore Land Office of Washington County in the District of Columbia.

    • Plat of the Division of the late Robert Peter's Square in George Town, circa 1806. box: 6, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      Hand colored survey plat showing the division of Robert Peter's Square in George Town. Docketed on verso "Plat belonging to Thomas Peter's Square in George Town."

    • Records of Robert Peter's lots in the Federal City, 1809 May 29. box: 6, Text folder: 11,
    • Survey of Bealls Plaines granted to Charles Beall, 1722 July 20. box: 6, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      Survey of land called Bealls Plaines in what became Washington City, along Goose Creek, later renamed Tiber Creek.

    • Surveys of Brightwells Hunting Quarters and Lewis's Discovery, 1734 June 14, 1742 November 6. box: 6, Text folder: 13,
    • Fragment of survey and plat of Preston Marsh, Frederick County, 1750 January 2. box: 6, Text folder: 14,
    • Correspondence, surveys, and receipts related to land purchased by Robert Peter, 1766-1773, 1766 September 21-23, 1766 November 13, 1767 February 10, 1773 May 12. box: 6, Text folder: 15,
    • Correspondence related to surveying of Partnership, 1794 April 24. box: 6, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      One undated note by Thomas Peter and one letter from William Dearkins and Ben Stoddert to Stephen Chiswell about resurveying about 200 acres called Partnership granted to Elting Williams.

    • George Scott to Robert Peter, George Town, 6 February 1796. box: 6, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      A letter about resurveying a parcel of propery called Hazard.

    • Survey of Champions Delight by Peace of Plenty, Bethsheba, and Echoes Adventure, probably 1790s. box: 6, Text folder: 18,
    • Division of real estate lots owned by Robert Peter, early 1800s. box: 6, Text folder: 19,
    • Land grant to John Flint for a parcel of land called Flint's Discovery in Prince George's County, Maryland, 1725 May 17. box: 6, Text folder: 20,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript on parchment with large seal attached by a ribbon.

    • Land grant to Stephen Lewis for a parcel of land called Lewis' Discovery in Prince George's County, Maryland, 1742 November 10. box: 6, Text folder: 21,
    • Land grant to Josias Holland for a parcel of land called Batchellor's Purchase in Frederick County, Maryland, 1757 August 22. box: 6, Text folder: 22,
    • Land grant to Robert Peter for parcel of land called Plain Dealing Enlarged in Prince George's County, Maryland, 1763 May 24. box: 6, Text folder: 23,
    • Land grant to Richard Henderson for parcel of land called Low Land in Frederick County, Maryland, 1764 February 20. box: 7, Text folder: 01,
    • Grant to Robert Peter to resurvey a parcel of land called Bear Den in Frederick County, Maryland, 1765 March 19. box: 7, Text folder: 02,
    • Land grant to Robert Peter for parcel of land called Hiccory Thicket in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1781 May 12. box: 7, Text folder: 03,
    • Land grant to Robert Peter for parcel of land called Double Distilled Brandy in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1791 September 30. box: 7, Text folder: 04,
    • Land grant to Robert Peter for an addition to the parcel of land called Bears Den in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1795 October 17. box: 7, Text folder: 05,
    • Land grant to Nathaniel Ducker for parcel of land called Poor Richard's Almanack in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1795 March 19. box: 7, Text folder: 06,
    • Land grant to Robert Peter for parcel of land called Mexico in Prince George's County, Maryland, 1796 October 28. box: 7, Text folder: 07,
  • Subseries 11.5. Estate Documents.
    • Accounts of Bennet H. Clements with Robert Peter, 1804-1810. box: 7, Text folder: 08,
    • Accounts of Lewis Beall and Archd. Mulliken with the estate of Robert Peter, 1807-1811. box: 7, Text folder: 09,
    • Accounts with the estate of Robert Peter, 1807-1808. box: 7, Text folder: 10,
    • Accounts of Thomas Cross with the estate of Robert Peter, 1808. box: 7, Text folder: 11,
    • Robert Peter's part of his Father's Estate, circa 1808. box: 7, Text folder: 12,
    • Lots from the division of James Peter's estate, circa 1808. box: 7, Text folder: 13,
    • List of livestock and slaves from the Peter estate, circa 1808. box: 7, Text folder: 14,
    • Research on Robert Peter's Deed of Trust book at the Library of Congress, 1900s. box: 7, Text folder: 15,
Series 12. Papers of Thomas Peter, 1732-1852. Shelf: I:4, Text Shelf: I:5, Text
  • Subseries 12.1. Financial Documents.
    • Accounts of Martha Washington with MacLeod & Lumsdon for sundries, 1800 February 18, 1800 July 8-August 9, 1800 October 9. box: 7, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      List of items purchased by Martha Washington from Macleod & Lumsdon, dated at the top 18 February 1800, Alexandria. The accounts, dated 8 July and 9 August, include entries for 47 panes of glass, oil, paint for 30 mahoghany chairs, paint for a wine cooler, varnishing, picture frame gilding, and glazing. Signed by Macleod & Lumdsdon at the bottom, noting that the above money was received in full 9 October 1800.

    • Account of Martha Washington with Captain Daniel Lecoeke for 790 bushels of corn, 1800 May 2. box: 7, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt signed "Daniel Lecock" for payment received by the hands of James Anderson on behalf of Martha Washington for 790 bushels of corn on 2 May 1800.

    • Accounts of Martha Washington with William Keating, 1800 April 23-1801 November 10. box: 7, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Accounts dated 23 April-23 September 1800 for weaving yards of cotton, wool, and other fabrics. The payments are marked as having been paid "By balance due the Estate of General Washington," by cash, by 41 gallons of whiskey, and barrells of herring. The final payment is marked as received from James Anderson on 10 November 1801.

    • Accounts of Alexander Henderson with Thomas Peter, 1802 December. box: 7, Text folder: 18,
    • Accounts with the executors of Robert Peter's estate, 1803-1807. box: 7, Text folder: 19,
    • Receipt for one hundred barrels of corn sold to Mount Vernon for the use of the estate, 1802 September 6. box: 7, Text folder: 20,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt of payment from Thomas Peter to Lawrence Lewis for three hundred dollars for one hundred barrels of corn sold to Mount Vernon for the use of the estate. Signed by John Anderson.

    • Receipt of legacy left to Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart by Martha Washington, 1802 July 23. box: 7, Text folder: 20,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt written by Dr. David Stuart for the receipt from Thomas Peter for five guineas, the leagcy left by Martha Washington to Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart.

    • Payment for repairs to Mrs. Washington's house in the District of Columbia, 1802 August 23. box: 8, Text folder: 01,
      Scope and Contents

      Payment from Thomas Law to Griffith Coombs for repairs to Martha Washington's townhome in the District Columbia occupied by Henry Dearborn. Payment marked by Coombs as received in full from Thomas Peter on August 23, 1802.

    • Receipts for dishes and linen bought by Thomas Peter in Baltimore, 1809 October 14. box: 8, Text folder: 02,
    • Bill for funeral arrangements for Columbia Washington Peter, 1820 December 4. box: 8, Text folder: 03,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt for funeral arrangements paid by Thomas Peter to William King on December 4, 1820 following the death of his twenty-three-year-old daughter Columbia Washington Peter. The arrangements include a "walnut coffin lined," silver plate and engraving, and rental of horses, a hearse, and attendants.

    • Doctor's bill for amputation of a man's leg, 1824 March 5, 1825 January 4. box: 8, Text folder: 04,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill from Dr. Warfield to Thomas Peter for a visit to a "black man in the night" on March 5, 1824 which resulted in the amputation of the man's leg.

    • Tuition bills for Britannia Wellington Peter, 1820-1826. box: 8, Text folder: 05,
    • Tuition bills for dancing lessons for Britannia Wellington Peter, 1826 April 22, 1828 April 16. box: 8, Text folder: 06,
      Scope and Contents

      Two bills from P.L. Dupont paid by Martha Parke Custis Peter for dancing lessons for her daughter Britannia.

    • Receipt for 100 fish barrels received from James Anderson, 1800 May 15. box: 8, Text folder: 07,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt for $25 paid by Thomas Carwood to James Anderson for 100 barrels of fish from Mount Vernon.

    • Accounts of Martha Washington with printer Ellis Price, 1800 May 27. box: 8, Text folder: 08,
      Scope and Contents

      Accounts dated February 13, March 11, and April 12, 1800 for newspaper advertisements and handbills purchased by Martha Washington from Ellis Price, printer of The Columbian Mirror and Alexandria Gazette. Items Martha purchased include 26 advertisements for a house to rent, an advertisement about the Mount Vernon fishery, 23 advertisements about the donkey Knight of Malta, and notice about the runaway slave Marcus.

    • Distillery receipt for a cow and two calves received by John Anderson from Thomas Peter, 1802 August 15. box: 8, Text folder: 09,
    • Bill from James Craik for medical services rendered during Martha Washington's last illness, 1802 August 20. box: 8, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill addressed to the Esate of Mrs. Martha Washington, Deceased for $200 due to James Craik for medical services rendered Mrs. Washington during her last illness and $5 for cash paid Heyskill for the hire of his carriage. A signed oath by Jacbo Hoffman testifies to the validity of the charges.

    • Receipts from Aquila Johns to Thomas Peter, 1803-1810. box: 8, Text folder: 11,
    • Accounts of James Dunlop with Thomas Peter, 1814 January 10, 1810 January 1. box: 8, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      Accounts of Mr. James Dunlop with Thomas Peter, for horses, ploughs, and an enslaved woman named Peg. Peg is likely one of the slaves Martha Parke Custis Peter inherited from the Custis estate.

    • Receipt of legacy left to Benjamin Lincoln Lear from Martha Washington, 1813 June 19. box: 8, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt for one hundred pounds Virginia currency received by Benjamin Lincoln Lear from Thomas Peter, one of the executors of Martha Washington's estate.

    • Receipts for payments between Thomas Peter and George Peter, 1822-1829. box: 8, Text folder: 14,
    • Pew fee paid by Thomas Peter to St. John's Church, 1826 October 10. box: 8, Text folder: 15,
    • H. B. Morris, Philadelphia, to Thomas Peter, Georgetown, 1823 October 29. box: 8, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. A letter about bank accounts and stock certificates.

    • Patowmack Company stock shares, No. 89 and No. 91, 1828 June 30. box: 8, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Two stock share certificates for the Patowmack Company (Potomac Company). Share No. 89 is for Martha Peter, and No. 91 for Thomas Peter.

    • Colonial currency, 1775-1776. box: 8, Text folder: 18,
      Scope and Contents

      One dollar printed in Annapolis by F. Green, 7 December 1775. Two thirds of a dollar printed in Philadelphia by Hall and Sellers, 17 February 1776.

    • Wages paid to George Smith for hire as smith at Mount Vernon, 1803 January 12. box: 8, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Payment of $50 received by George Smith of Woodlawn from Thomas Peter on 12 January 1803 for hire as a blacksmith at Mount Vernon in the year 1802. Signed by George Smith (his mark) and Lawrence Lewis. George Smith was one of George Washington's slaves who was freed after Washington's death. His wife, Lydia, was one of Martha Washington's dower slaves and was inherited by Nelly Parke Custis Lewis of Woodlawn.

    • Wages paid to Richard Burnett for the year 1802, 1803 April 1. box: 8, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Twenty dollars wages paid to Richard Burnett of the City of Washingon by Thomas Peter for the year 1802.

  • Subseries 12.2. Land Documents.
    • Land office papers for the resurvey of Bear Denn, Daniels Discovery, and Partnership in Maryland, 1732. box: 8, Text folder: 20,
    • Survey notes for Lucy's Delight owned by James Robertson, 1760 August 6. box: 8, Text folder: 21,
    • Survey notes for 3 lots purchased by Thomas Peter in Hagerstown, 1809 December 20. box: 8, Text folder: 21,
    • William Chiswell to George Washington Peter, 1834 September 12. box: 8, Text folder: 22,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter about resurveying property owned by George Washington Peter.

    • Unsigned indenture between William Littlefield and Jacob Maters, 1767. box: 8, Text folder: 23,
      Scope and Contents

      With unknown survey plat on verso.

    • Aquila Johns to Thomas Peter on sale of Seneca plantation, 1803 February 20, 1803 March 14, 1808 August 20. box: 8, Text folder: 24,
    • Note from Sarah Norfleet Freeland Peter relinquishing title to tract of land called Forrest, 1829 October 23. box: 8, Text folder: 25,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed by Sarah Norfleet Freeland Peter, wife of Thomas Peter's brother George, relinquishing right title and interest on a tract of land called Forrest, property of her husband, in order to pay his debts.

    • List of property in Montgomery County Maryland owned by Thomas Peter, circa 1830. box: 8, Text folder: 26,
  • Subseries 12.3. Estate Documents.
    • Unsigned indenture between Thomas and George Peter and James Peter, 1800s. box: 8, Text folder: 27,
    • Unsigned indenture between Aquila Johns and Thomas Peter, 1811 February 20. box: 8, Text folder: 28,
    • Accounts of the Estate of George Washington with Edward Stabler, 1800. box: 8, Text folder: 29,
      Scope and Contents

      A list of accounts between the Estate of George Washington and Alexandria apothecary Edward Stabler, including purchases for Turlington's Balsam, castor oil, arsenic, balsam copaiva, British oil, salts, purified Salt Petre, cantharides, ipecacuanha, laudanum, tumeric, and opodildo. Payments are marked as received by James Anderson.

    • List of Martha Washington's slaves, 1801 March 5. box: 8, Text folder: 30,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript titled "A List of Negroes belonging to Mrs. Washington." A list of 121 enslaved persons who were Martha's dower slaves. Unlike the slaves owned by George Washington, Martha's slaves were not freed after her death and were inherited by the Custis descendants. Men, boys, women, and girls and listed in separate columns, each further broken down into the places where they worked: Mansion house, River Farm, Muddy Hole, and Union Farm. Five women - Amy, Alice, Peg, Agnes, and Old Judy - are listed as "Free but yet remain."

    • Accounts of George Washington Parke Custis with the Estate of Martha Washington, 1802-1826. box: 8, Text folder: 31,
      Scope and Contents

      Accounts from 1802 for furniture and household goods purchased by George Washington Parke Custis from the Estate of Martha Washington. The final payment was made in 1826, and the account is signed by Thomas Peter, executor of the estate.

    • Account of Sales of the Personal Estate of Martha Washington : photocopy, circa 1802. box: 8, Text folder: 32,
      Scope and Contents

      A list of the household belongings sold by Thomas Peter from the personal estate of Martha Washington. Includes a listing of who purchased each item and the price it sold for.

    • Certificate of renumeration to the executorship of George Washington Parke Custis, 1802 September 10. box: 8, Text folder: 33,
      Scope and Contents

      Signed certificate from the executors of General George Washington to the Clerk of Fairfax.

    • Deed of trust to George Calvert and Thomas Peter from Thomas Law, 1804 August 9. box: 8, Text folder: 34,
      Scope and Contents

      Signed indenture for sale of land in the City of Washington.

    • Articles of agreement between George Calvert and Thomas Peter with Thomas Law related to his separation from Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, 1804 August 9. box: 8, Text folder: 34,
      Scope and Contents

      Articles of agreement between George Calvert and Thomas Peter with Thomas Law, agreeing that Thomas Law and his wife Eliza Parke Custis Law will live separately. Eliza will receive $1500 per year from Law, and all the interest from her inheritance from George Washington will go to her and her daughter.

    • Accounts of the estate of Robert Peter with James Dunlop, 1806-1812. box: 8, Text folder: 35,
      Scope and Contents

      3 sheets of accounts between the estate of Robert Peter and James Dunlop, including the sale of "5 negroes willed Mrs. Peter." These are some of Martha's dower slaves inherited by Martha Parke Custis Peter. One additional sheet lists accounts between the heirs of Robert Peter and John Hicks, dated 1809-1811.

    • Accounts of Michael Halmes with the estate of Robert Peter , 1807-1810. box: 9, Text folder: 01,
    • Thomas Peter, George Town, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1827 December 8. box: 9, Text folder: 02,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Thomas Peter writes to Bushrod about money owed for two purchases he made from the estate of George Washington.

    • Receipt of legacy left to Lorenzo Lewis from Martha Washington, 1826 May 13. box: 9, Text folder: 03,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt written by Lawrence Lewis acknowledging receipt from Thomas Peter of three hundred and twenty-six dollars eighteen cent left to his son Lorenzo Lewis as a legacy from Martha Washington.

    • Receipt of legacy left to daughter of George Washington Parke Custis from Martha Washington, 1826 June 30. box: 9, Text folder: 04,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt signed by George Washington Parke Custis acknowledging the receipt from Thomas Peter of one thousand dollars as a legacy left to his daughter from the late Martha Washington.

    • Payment to John Dandridge for decree against executors of Martha Washington's estate, 1830 June 21. box: 9, Text folder: 05,
      Scope and Contents

      2 documents related to decree made by John Dandridge against George Washington Parke Custis and Thomas Peter, executors of Martha Washington's estate. One is signed by Benjamin Lincoln Lear.

Series 13. Papers of Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1824-1909. Shelf: I:5, Text
  • Subseries 13.1. Financial Documents.
    • Receipt from George Washington Peter in trust for Martha Peter, 1842 February 4. box: 9, Text folder: 16,
    • Plan of burying ground belonging to Mrs. Beverley Kennon, 1844 March 11. box: 9, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      3 documents related to the death of Beverley Kennon, husband of Britannia W. Peter Kennon, who died aboard the USS Princeton during the 1844 Peacemaker accident: a newspaper clipping with an excerpt from a sermon by Reverend Mr. Magoon on the Princeton Tragedy, a plan of the burying ground belonging to Mrs. Beverly Kennon, and a certificate from the Vestry of Washington Parish granting Mrs. Beverley Kennon four sites in the Washington Parish Burial Ground.

    • Bills for work done at Beverley Kennon's gravesite, 1844-1845. box: 9, Text folder: 18,
    • Papers relating to business with Mr. John Farley and Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1845-1849. box: 9, Text folder: 19,
    • Britannia W. Peter Kennon's daybook, 1852-1853. box: 9, Text folder: 20,
    • Receipts for legacies left by Martha Parke Custis Peter, 1855 November 6. box: 9, Text folder: 21,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipts for two legacies received of Britannia W. Peter Kennon, executor of Martha Parke Custis Peter's estate. One is for a descendant named Thomas Peter and another for her grandson John Parke Custis Peter.

    • One share in the Bank of the Valley in Virginia belonging to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1855 May 25. box: 9, Text folder: 22,
    • Potomac Insurance Company policy on Tudor Place, 1862-1889. box: 9, Text folder: 23,
    • Receipt for interment of remains of the Peter family with Oak-Hill Cemetery Company, 1891 October 30-November 9. box: 9, Text folder: 24,
  • Subseries 13.2. Legal Documents.
    • Will of Thomas Peter : copy, 1826 February 11. box: 10, Text folder: 01,
    • Indenture between Richard Smith and George W. Peter in trust for Martha Peter, 1830 October 16. box: 10, Text folder: 02,
    • Indenture between Thomas Peter, executor of the last will and testament of Robert Peter Jr., and John Parke Custis Peter, 1830 October 16. box: 10, Text folder: 03,
    • Resolution of the Senate of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1844 March 1. box: 10, Text folder: 04,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript resolution of the Senate of Pennsylvania offering sympathy to the families of those killed aboard the USS Princeton during the Peacemaker accident. This copy was given by the President of the United States to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, whose husband, Beverley Kennon, was killed in the accident.

    • Oath signed by Britannia W. Peter Kennon to execute the estate of Martha Parke Custis Peter, 1854 July 22. box: 10, Text folder: 05,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed form signed by Britannia W. Peter Kennon and witnessed by William Purcell, esquire, Judge of the Orphans' Court of Washington county, District of Columbia.

    • The first and final account of Britannia W. Kennon Executrix of Martha Peter, deceased, 1855 October 25. box: 10, Text folder: 06,
      Scope and Contents

      A list of collections and payments made to sundry persons to settle the estate of Martha Parke Custis Peter.

    • Last will and testament of Ann Gertrude Wightt, 1865 July 12. box: 10, Text folder: 07,
      Scope and Contents

      Document tied with blue ribbon, with envelope. Last will and testament of Ann Gertrude Wightt, a former nun at the Georgetown Visitation Convent who later lived at Tudor Place.

    • Ann Gertrude Wightt, Rochester, to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, Tudor Place, 1865 July 13. box: 10, Text folder: 07,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter, with envelope.

    • Papers related to the sale of Lot 9 in Square 72 of Washington City to William A. Gordon, 1889 October 4. box: 10, Text folder: 08,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from William E. Edmonston to William A. Gordon, 1891 May 30. Two letters from William A. Gordon to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1891 June 3 and 1889 October 4. Typescript signed by William Gordon of Declaration of Trust for sale of Lot Nine, Square Seventy Two in Washington City, D.C..

    • Indenture between Britannia W. Peter Kennon and her grandsons regarding Mount Vernon heirlooms at Tudor Place, 1907 October 9. box: 10, Text folder: 09,
      Scope and Contents

      Indenture made between Britannia Wellington Kennon, party of the first part, and Walter Gibson Peter, Armistead Peter Jr., and George Freeland Peter, parties of the second part, all of the District of Columbia, regarding relics and heirlooms at Tudor Place acquired by Britannia W. Peter Kennon from her mother Martha Custis Peter grand-daughter of Martha the wife of George Washington, known in the family as "The Mount Vernon Heirlooms." Other relics are from the estates of Thomas Peter and Beverley Kennon. Britannia wishes that these relics be preserved by her descendants and that none of them be sold or disposed of.

      These include pictures, miniatures, engravings, glass, china, silver, jewelry, furniture, needlework, and other relics, including a sago palm formerly belonging to Martha Parke Custis Peter. The relics and heirlooms are to be divided into five parts after Britannia's death and delivered to her grandchildren.

    • Paper wrappers labeled Wills of Thomas & Martha Custis Peter, circa 1850s. box: 10, Text folder: 10,
  • Subseries 13.3. Correspondence.
    • Title page of A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary ... (New York : Printed and published by William A. Davies), 1824. box: 10, Text folder: 11,
      Scope and Contents

      Inscribed Britannia W. Peter.

    • Beverley Kennon, Navy Yard, Washington, to Reverend W. Hoff, George Town, 1842 December 6. box: 10, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Kennon asks Reverend Hoff to be present at Mrs. Peter's place in George Town on the 8th to marry him to Britannia W. Peter.

    • Beverley Kennon to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1843 March 7-21. box: 10, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      2 autograph letters signed.

    • Mr. Chandler to Britannia W. Peter, 1842 December 5. box: 10, Text folder: 13,
    • John Tyler, Washington, to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1844 March 4. box: 10, Text folder: 14,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed on mourning stationary, with envelope and black seal. President John Tyler offers his condolences to Britannia W. Peter Kennon on the death of her husband, Beverley Kennon, during the Peacemaker accident aboard the USS Princeton.

    • G. T. Kennon to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, Tudor Place, 1845 April 20. box: 10, Text folder: 15,
    • Martha Custis Kennon, Georgetown, to Beverley Kennon Jr., 1861 March 29. box: 10, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with envelope docketed "A letter written to Uncle Bev. by my mother while at boarding school given to me after Uncle Bev's death by Aunt G." Beverley Kennon Jr. was Martha Custis Kennon's half brother.

    • Letters written by Walter Gibson Peter, 1860-1862. box: 10, Text folder: 17,
    • God Save the South : manuscript poem and illustration, 1863 November 1. box: 10, Text folder: 18,
    • Letters from unidentified cousin to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1867 April 24-May 5. box: 10, Text folder: 19,
    • W. Van Ness, New York, to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, Tudor Place, Georgetown, 1874 February 18. box: 10, Text folder: 20,
    • Department of the Interior, Pension Office, to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, Tudor Place, Georgetown, 1880 June 21. box: 10, Text folder: 21,
    • In memoriam : printed booklet on the death of Martha Custis Peter, 1886 September 8. box: 10, Text folder: 22,
    • Mrs. Charles Carroll Simms to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, Georgetown, 1886 September. box: 10, Text folder: 23,
    • Letters from James Mackubin, Ellicott City, to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1889-1891. box: 10, Text folder: 24,
    • Mattie D. Abbot to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, Tudor Place, 1886 October 14. box: 10, Text folder: 25,
      Scope and Contents

      From the Secretary of the Ladies Aid Society of Christ Church accepting Britannia Kennon's resignation as President.

    • Letters from Justine Van Rensselaer Townsend to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1890-1892, 1890 November 26, 1892 April 13. box: 11, Text folder: 01,
      Scope and Contents

      Two letters from Justine Van Rensselaer Townsend, Vice Regent of New York for the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, to Britannia W. Peter Kennon. In the 26 November 1890 letter, Justine asks Britannia to help the Ladies determine what is genuine at the upcoming 1890 Thomas Birch's Sons sale of Washington relics in Philadelphia. The sale will include "General Washington's papers, a clock, a punch bowl, and many other things."

    • Invitation to Virginia Day the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 August 9. box: 11, Text folder: 02,
      Scope and Contents

      Invitation from The Board of World's Fair Managers of Virginia inviting Britannia W. Peter Kennon to be present at the ceremonies of Virginia Day at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Enclosed with an envelope and the calling card of Mrs. William Radford Beale.

    • Lists of notes from real estate broker Thomas E. Waggaman, 1894-1898. box: 11, Text folder: 03,
    • Britannia W. Peter Kennon to Sophie, 1899 October 3. box: 11, Text folder: 04,
    • Birthday ribbon and note from Harriet B. Coolidge to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1905 January 27. box: 11, Text folder: 05,
    • Certificate for Galt & Brother reproduction of Mount Vernon cream ladle, 1909 February 16. box: 11, Text folder: 06,
      Scope and Contents

      Engraved form ceritifying that "Cream Ladle No 68944 is an exact reproduction of one onwed by General and Mrs. Washington and used for a number of years at Mr. Vernon." The ladle was produced by Galt & Bro. Jewellers, Silversmiths, Stationers, Washington D.C..

    • Recipe for currant wine, 1800s. box: 11, Text folder: 07,
    • Calling cards for Mrs. Beverley Kennon, Miss Kennon, and Dr. Armistead Peter, between circa 1860 and circa 1880. box: 11, Text folder: 08,
      Scope and Contents

      Calling cards for Martha Custis Kennon and Armistead Peter. At home card with envelope for Britannia W. Peter Kennon, engraved by Dempsey & O. Toole of Baltimore & Washington.

    • Label for Richard Champion relief portrait of George Washington, probably 1923. box: 11, Text folder: 09,
      Scope and Contents

      Lent by Walter G. Peter from the Britannia W. Peter Kennon Collection of Washington Relics.

    • Note from Genevieve Griswold Kennon to Britannia W. Peter Kennon, between circa 1860 and circa 1900. box: 11, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      Regarding the purchase of a clock.

    • Typescript lists of items from Mount Vernon at Tudor Place, 1900s. box: 11, Text folder: 11,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript lists of letters and items from Mount Vernon that were part of Britannia W. Peter Kennon's collection at Tudor Place.

    • Manuscript notebook of items from Mount Vernon, 1900s. box: 11, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      Unbound notebook with list of items and letters from Mount Vernon that belonged to Britannia W. Peter Kennon at Tudor Place. Includes a list of how the items were divided amongst Britannia's grandchildren.

    • Manuscript list of items at Tudor Place divided by room, 1900s. box: 11, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

      Includes a list of how the items were divided amongst Britannia W. Peter Kennon's grandchildren.

    • Manuscript list of books, jewelry, and locks of hair at Tudor Place, 1900s. box: 11, Text folder: 14,
    • Inventories of items from Tudor Place, 1900s. box: 11, Text folder: 15,
      Scope and Contents

      Includes both manuscript and typescript inventories of books, furniture, and objects from Tudor Place.

    • Washington Relics loaned to National Museum by Walter Peter, between circa 1920 and circa 1940. box: 11, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      Newsclippings and correspondence related to Washington relics loaned by Walter G. Peter to the National Museum in the early 1900s.

    • Letter from Martha Custis Peter and photocopy of album created by Britannia W. Peter Kennon, 1998 March 10. box: 11, Text folder: 17,
Series 14. Papers of Major George Peter, 1800-1867. Shelf: I:6, Text Shelf: I:7, Text Shelf: I:8, Text
  • Subseries 14.1. Business Correspondence.
    • George Peter account book, 1817-1818. box: 12, Text folder: 01,
    • Account of George Peter for burial expenses, 1813-1814. box: 12, Text folder: 01,
      Scope and Contents

      Includes a $5 charge on 23 October 1813 for a coffin "for a black man." On 9 February 1814, Peter was charged $50.00 for a lined coffin covered with black cloth, among other expenses, possibly following the death of his first wife, Ann Plater Peter, or one of their young sons.

    • R. Davidson, Pinckneyville, to George Peter, George Town, 1814 April 3. box: 12, Text folder: 01,
    • A. Taney to George Peter, 1816 August 2. box: 12, Text folder: 01,
    • Thomas Anderson, Clarksburgh, to George Peter, 1817 January 7. box: 12, Text folder: 01,
    • Roger Brooke Taney, Annapolis, to George Peter, 1817 January 21. box: 12, Text folder: 01,
    • A. Taney to George Peter, 1817 September 30. box: 12, Text folder: 01,
    • Letter from unidentified Peter to George Peter, 1820 June 24. box: 12, Text folder: 02,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with printed cash form from the Office of Discount and Deposit, Washington.

    • Authorization to Henry B. Robertson for the recovery of goods from Robert Kilgorn, 1821 October 23. box: 12, Text folder: 02,
    • Joseph Delaplaine, Philadelphia, to George Peter, 1818 December 1. box: 12, Text folder: 02,
      Scope and Contents

      Deplaine requests Major Peter's portrait for his gallery.

    • U. McInder, Petersburg, to George Peter, 1818 February 19. box: 12, Text folder: 02,
    • Letter from unidentified, Annapolis, to George Peter, 1822 December 26. box: 12, Text folder: 02,
    • S. Davis to George Peter, 1819 December 11. box: 12, Text folder: 02,
    • W. Coor, Rockville, to George Peter, 1824 April 21. box: 12, Text folder: 03,
    • Power of attorney granted by George Peter to Charles A. Burnett, 1823 May 3. box: 12, Text folder: 03,
      Scope and Contents

      Partially printed form from the District of Columbia. Major Peter grants Charles A. Burnett power of attorney to sell, assign, and transfer his 50 shares of stock in the Books of the Washington Turnpike Company.

    • Letter from unidentified, Annapolis, to George Peter, 1823 February 6. box: 12, Text folder: 03,
    • Charles Bunting, Montgomery County, to George Peter, 1825 October 5. box: 12, Text folder: 03,
    • Charles Bunting, Colesville, to George Peter, 1825 November 30. box: 12, Text folder: 03,
    • James H., Georgetown, to George Peter, 1825 May 23. box: 12, Text folder: 03,
    • Benjamin Lincoln Lear, Washington, to George Peter, 1825 March 18. box: 12, Text folder: 03,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Lear writes regarding two suits againist Mrs. Sarah Peter.

    • John Wootton, Rockville, to George Peter, 1826 June 20. box: 12, Text folder: 04,
    • John Holghan to George Peter, 1827 October 9. box: 12, Text folder: 04,
    • Benjamin Lincoln Lear, Washington, to George Peter, 1827 September 14. box: 12, Text folder: 04,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed letter with manuscript additions, from B. L. Lear, Attorney of the Bank, Bank of the United States.

    • Document from the case of the petition of Thomas Plater for a private road through the land of George Peter, 1821. box: 12, Text folder: 04,
    • Bill addressed to George Peter, 1824 November 23. box: 12, Text folder: 04,
    • W. W. Ramsay, Washington, to George Peter, 1828 March 20. box: 12, Text folder: 05,
    • J. B. Beverly to George Peter, 1828 January 1. box: 12, Text folder: 05,
    • N. M. to George Peter, 1829 September 10. box: 12, Text folder: 05,
    • S. Smith to George Peter, 1829 July 29. box: 12, Text folder: 05,
    • J. Marbury to George Peter, 1829 November 20. box: 12, Text folder: 05,
    • Letter from unidentified, Washington, to George Peter, 1825 April 16. box: 12, Text folder: 05,
    • Letter from unidentified, Washington City, to George Peter, 1829 July 31. box: 12, Text folder: 05,
    • B. H., Rockville, to George Peter, 1830 March 28. box: 12, Text folder: 06,
    • Rezin Shace to George Peter, 1830 March 24. box: 12, Text folder: 06,
    • Clement Cod, Georgetown, to George Peter, 1830 January 8. box: 12, Text folder: 06,
    • Letter from unidentified to George Peter, 1831 April 20. box: 12, Text folder: 06,
    • William Thompson, Union School, to George Peter, 1831 March 22. box: 12, Text folder: 06,
    • Michael Keepers, Frederick Town, to George Peter, 1831 March 22. box: 12, Text folder: 06,
    • Tobias E. Stansbay to George Peter, 1835 November 10. box: 12, Text folder: 06,
    • John Wootton, Rockville, to George Peter, 1838 September 19. box: 12, Text folder: 07,
    • Robert P. Dunlop to George Peter, 1839 December 6. box: 12, Text folder: 07,
    • J. O. to George Peter, 1840 May 14. box: 12, Text folder: 07,
    • G. D., George Town, to George Peter, 1842 November 3. box: 12, Text folder: 08,
    • M. V. to George Peter, 1846. box: 12, Text folder: 08,
    • J. Orme, Georgetown, to George Peter, 1846 April 1. box: 12, Text folder: 08,
    • W. Sellman, Clarksburg, to George Peter, 1849 December 3. box: 12, Text folder: 08,
    • Samuel C. Ulens, Poolesville, to George Peter, 1849 December 8. box: 12, Text folder: 08,
    • Bill to George Peter from Darnestown post office, 1855-1856. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • J. Higgins, Poolesville, to George Peter, 1855 January 8. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • Jesse V., Poolesville, to George Peter, Darnestown, 1855 January 4. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • J. Falls, Baltimore, to George Peter, 1855 December 4. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • R. J. Brent to George Peter, 1855 December 29. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • Geo. Howson Mason, Annapolis, to George Peter, 1855 December 4. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • Alfred Spates, Cumberland, to George Peter, 1855 December 22. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • W. Matthews, George Town, to George Peter, 1855 November 28. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • N. B. to George Peter, 1855 November 12. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • Letter from unidentified, Baltimore, to George Peter, 1856 May 8. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • Geo. Hownson Mason, Annapolis, to George Peter, 1855 December 17. box: 12, Text folder: 09,
    • Benj. Fawcett, Colesville, to George Peter, 1856 May 26. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
    • J. Williams, Washington D.C., to George Peter, 1856 March 18. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
    • J. Marbury, Georgetown D.C., to George Peter, 1856 April 30. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
    • John Fisher, Westminster, to George Peter, 1856 February 13. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
    • J. J. Atkinson to George Peter, 1853 November 28. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      A letter from the Treasuries Office of the Baltimore and Ohion Railroad Company, offering Peter free tickets to pass over the roads of their company.

    • W. Smith Reese, Annapolis, to W. Bowie, 1856 March 10. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
    • W. Bowie, Rockville, to George Peter, 1856 January 8. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
    • John Legrand, Washington, to George Peter, 1856 June 1. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
    • Bond holders of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company to the Board of Public Works of the State of Maryland, 1850s. box: 12, Text folder: 10,
    • Judson Mitchell, Georgetown, to George Peter, 1857 May 27. box: 12, Text folder: 11,
    • Josiah Harding to George Peter, 1857 January 20. box: 12, Text folder: 11,
    • Dawson, Georgetown, to George Peter, 1857 March 24. box: 12, Text folder: 11,
    • J. S. Williams, Washington, to George Peter, 1864 December 12. box: 12, Text folder: 11,
    • Letter from unidentified to George Peter, circa 1860. box: 12, Text folder: 11,
    • Nicholas L. to George Peter, Darnestown, circa 1830. box: 12, Text folder: 12,
    • Roger Brooke Taney to George Peter, 1810s. box: 12, Text folder: 12,
    • The Constitution and Union Ticket election ballot, 1860s. box: 12, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed election ballot for "The Constitution and Union Ticket," promising "Civil and Religious Liberty." George Peter is listed as the candidate for Commisioner of Public Works.

  • Subseries 14.2. Bills and Notes.
    • Accounts of Martha Washington with William Jones, 1800 February 4. box: 13, Text folder: 01,
      Scope and Contents

      A list of clothing purchased by Martha Washington from William Jones of Alexandria. Includes suits purchased for enslaved workers Daniel, Marcus, Christopher, and Frank. According to notes on the verso, payments were received from James Anderson on 12 April 1800 and 15 May 1800.

    • Receipts paid by James Anderson, 1800. box: 13, Text folder: 01,
      Scope and Contents

      Five receipts for goods and services paid for by James Anderson in 1800, including repairs to old shoes, paper lampblack, freight for one box from Philadelphia, 93 yards of cloth, and leather.

    • Bills and bank notes from George Peter, 1806-1811. box: 13, Text folder: 01,
    • Promissory notes from George Peter, 1810-1818. box: 13, Text folder: 02,
    • Promissory notes and bank notes from George Peter, 1810-1816. box: 13, Text folder: 03,
    • Bills and bank notes from George Peter, 1815-1816. box: 13, Text folder: 04,
    • Bills and bank notes from George Peter, 1816-1821. box: 13, Text folder: 05,
    • Promissory notes and bank notes from George Peter, 1810-1813. box: 13, Text folder: 06,
    • Bills and bank notes from George Peter, 1814-1815. box: 13, Text folder: 07,
    • Bills and bank notes from George Peter, 1816-1818. box: 13, Text folder: 08,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter, 1820-1830. box: 13, Text folder: 09,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter, 1832-1835. box: 14, Text folder: 01,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter, 1836. box: 14, Text folder: 02,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter, 1837-1840. box: 14, Text folder: 03,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter, 1841-1846. box: 14, Text folder: 04,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter, 1846-1848. box: 14, Text folder: 05,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter, 1851-1857. box: 14, Text folder: 06,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter, 1856-1859. box: 15, Text folder: 01,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter with F. S. Poole and Bro., 1833-1840. box: 15, Text folder: 02,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter with F. S. Poole and Bro., 1833-1840. box: 15, Text folder: 03,
    • Bills and accounts of George Peter, 1800s. box: 15, Text folder: 04,
      Scope and Contents

      Undated bills and accounts.

  • Subseries 14.3. Family Correspondence.
    • George H. Peter, Carlisle, to George Peter, 1827 September 12. box: 15, Text folder: 05,
      Scope and Contents

      George H. Peter writes to his uncle asking for money for an upcoming vacation.

    • Letters from James Peter to George Peter, 1827-1836. box: 15, Text folder: 06,
      Scope and Contents

      3 letters from James Peter to his uncle George Peter.

    • W. H. Peter to George Peter, George Town, 1827 December 30. box: 15, Text folder: 07,
    • Letters from Jane Beverley to George Peter, 1827-1828, 1827 December 23, 1828 March 5. box: 15, Text folder: 08,
    • Letters from James Freeland Peter to George Peter, 1838-1846, 1838 June 6, 1845 March 05, 1846 December 29. box: 15, Text folder: 09,
      Scope and Contents

      3 letters sent by James Freeland Peter to his father from Alexandria, Buffalo, and Detroit.

    • Acrostic for George Peter, 1851 July 6. box: 15, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript acrostic written for Uncle George Peter.

    • Sarah Peter, Georgetown, to George Peter, 1852 June 18. box: 15, Text folder: 11,
    • Roberta Peter to George Peter, 1854 Octobber 11. box: 15, Text folder: 12,
    • George Peter, Jr., to George Peter, 1855-1856. box: 15, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

      4 letters from George Peter, Jr., to his father.

    • List of items from Mount Vernon, 1900s. box: 15, Text folder: 14,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript list of "Things from Mt. Vernon" with manuscript annotations by George Freeland Peter of which Peter heirs inherited the items.

    • List of items from Tudor Place, 1900s. box: 15, Text folder: 15,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript and manuscript inventories of items fro Tudor Place, with notes on which Peter heirs inherited them.