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|Named Person:||George Washington Parke Custis; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; Washington family.|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
George Washington Parke Custis; Nelly Custis Lewis
|Notes:||In the collections of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Library, Mount Vernon, Va.|
Letters also refer to endless requests for George Washington autographs and memorabilia and that after forty years of sending out signatures he can no longer fill requests. Also, includes letters to his friends regarding his paintings and the writing of his memoirs. He comments that he knows of no known paintings of Washington's parents; gives his recollections of the model of the Bastille and its history in the Washington family; and responds to accusations of mistreatment of slaves on his estate.
Letters received include a letter from his sister Nelly recalling Houdon's visit to Mount Vernon and the making of the plaster cast for his bust of Washington. Also, contains accounts, receipts, autographed pencil sketch, Custis's will (containing Robert E. Lee's signature), memoes regarding publication of his memoirs, and his daughter's offer to split profits with the illustrator, Benson J. Lossing.