Letter to Peleg Wadsworth with Washington hair, 1800

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This letter written on Martha Washington's behalf by her secretary, Tobias Lear, on April 5, 1800 encloses a lock of George Washington's hair as a response of the request by Elizabeth Wadsworth, Peleg Wadsworth's daughter. This is one of a series of letters about Elizabeth's desire to obtain a lock of George Washington's hair.

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About This Item

  • Title: Letter to Peleg Wadsworth with Washington hair, 1800
  • Creator: Lear, Tobias
  • Creation Date: 1800-04-05
  • Subject Date: 1800-04-05
  • Town: Mount Vernon, Philadelphia
  • State: PA, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1247, Misc. Box 5/5
  • Collection: Elizabeth Wadsworth correspondence
  • Object Type: Text

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