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Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to James Madison, 20 Mar. 1830

The next number of the North American Review will contain the article on my grandfather’s correspondence, which I now take the liberty to send you, in a pamphlet form. It is written by Mr Ritchie, a son-in-law of Mr Otis, and the particular friend of Mr Coolidge, and with a degree of candour and...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 6 June 1830

I have been intending all the afternoon to write to you, dearest mother, but it is now past six and I am just beginning my letter; the children have been so much on my hands that I have found it impossible to get rid of them long enough to carry my intention into effect, so if I do not fill my...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 15 Oct. 1830

It is so long since I have written to any of you, dearest Virginia, that I am in debt to you all, and considering you as the eldest of the family, (married women being always older than single,) I shall begin address my first letter to you. Mama is absent on a visit to her friend Mrs Barrell at...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 5 June 1832

I cannot bear to let Mr Barrell go without a line to you dearest Virginia, I wrote a long letter to Cornelia ten days or a fortnight ago & must try to write to Mama as soon as I can. occupied as I always am & perplexed with care, I feel as if my intercourse with my own family was one of...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 July 1833

I came to town yesterday to try & hear of other lodgings as I find those at Newton entirely insufferable and your letter was put into my hands. I write to inform you of the sale of the pictures which took place a few days ago—the proceeds when all expenses are paid, the...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 5 Sept. 1836

you have no doubt heard from George but lest you should not I send this letter which I have this moment received. Virginia left Newport on the 1st & I shall return to Boston by the 14th. I am as heartily tired of Newport as I ever was of any spot upon Earth. It is hard to say whether the ...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 8–9 Feb. 1837

It is long since I have written to, or heard from you, my dear Virginia, and Mary and myself are beginning to grow quite uneasy at receiving absolutely no accounts from Havana. Our last dates are Dec. 15. nearly two months old, and as vessels are arriving in the Southern ports every day, and...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 25 Sept. 1837

I am much pressed for time, dearest Virginia, but cannot let Sarah Webber go to Havana without a few lines for you. She accompanies the Knights and promises herself great satisfaction in seeing Joseph. She will perhaps remain all winter but, as this depends on her humour which is rather variable,...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Andrew Jackson, 27 Nov. 1837

My brother, Mr Trist, has suggested to me that you might possibly read with pleasure a little work on the Abolition Question by a lady of this State—a copy of which I had lately sent to him. It is, we think, worthy of praise for it’s mild and christian spirit, it’s correct statement of facts, and...

Extract from Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge’s London Travel Diary, 27 July 1838

On Wednesday we went accompanied by Mr Ashburner, to the Oriental Club. He conducted us through all that part of the building open to strangers and explained to me the system of Club Life—a thing very perfect in it’s way. Whether this way is as good in it’s results as it is certainly well adapted...

Extract from Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge’s London Travel Diary, 2 Aug. 1838

Yesterday we visited the Tower. There is no place in England better worth seeing when we remember all that it’s old grey walls have seen. An American should feel the influence of the grand recollections attached to the Tower of London even more than an Englishman. Our common origin connects us as...