Letter from Peleg Wadsworth to Elizabeth Wadsworth

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Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829 ) wrote to his daughter Elizabeth (1779-1802) about the lock of George Washington's hair sent to them by Martha Washington. This is one of a series of letters written between Elizabeth Wadsworth, Peleg Wadsworth, and Tobias Lear, Martha Washington's secretary, about the lock of hair.

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About This Item

  • Title: Letter from Peleg Wadsworth to Elizabeth Wadsworth
  • Creator: Wadsworth, Peleg
  • Creation Date: 1800-05-03
  • Subject Date: 1800-05-03
  • Town: Philadelphia, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, PA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1247, Misc. Box 5/5
  • Collection: Elizabeth Wadsworth correspondence
  • Object Type: Text

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