Sarah Tracy CollectionSTC

Sarah Tracy CollectionSTC


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Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
fwslibrary@mountvernon.org
URL: https://www.mountvernon.org/library

Repository
Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
Identification
STC
Title
Sarah Tracy Collection1859-1868
Quantity
79 Photographic Prints
Creator
Tracy, Sarah, 1820-1896
Language
English .

Biographical / Historical

Sarah Tracy was the secretary to the regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Ann Pamela Cunningham of South Carolina. As the Civil War was descending on the nation, Sarah Tracy (and her sister as chaperone) moved into Mount Vernon to protect the estate and ensure absolute neutrality. This was a troubling time on the estate and at one point, she braved barricades, destroyed roads, and a night in a commandeered house, for promises of neutrality and supplies from General McClellan. For eight years, she served as doctor and manager at Mount Vernon while selling flowers, produce, and jewelry which she made out of coffee beans in order to raise money. The Ladies Association also appointed a Superintendent to care for the estate, Upton Herbert, who was trapped at Mount Vernon through the war. After Miss Tracy resigned in 1868, she married Mr. Herbert and they passed on the care of George Washington's home to make their own home together in Burke, Virginia.

Biography extracted from: Mount Vernon Education Department, "Love & War at Mount Vernon" in George Washington Wired, June 30, 2009

Scope and Contents

Collection of 79 photographs which belonged to Miss Sarah C. Tracy (later Mrs. Upton H. Herbert), resident secretary at Mount Vernon during the Civil War years. The pictures most of which are cartes de visite were collected by Miss Tracy; some were obviously presented to her, after the fashion of the day, and are inscribed. Besides the one of herself there are three of Mount Vernon which must date from the years of her residence. Others include Leeds Castle, the English seat of Thomas, Lord Fairfax; the President's House at the Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C.; the Milwaukee residence of Mrs. Mitchell, Vice-Regent for Wisconsin; General Winfield Scott; General George B. McClellan; W. W. Corcoran of Washington, D.C.; George W. Riggs, Treasurer of the Association; Lord Fairfax; Prince Napoleon; Louis de Geofroy (of the French Legation, who accompanied Price Napoleon to Mount Vernon in August, 1861), inscribed; and Miss Nettie Chase, daughter of Hon. Salmon P. Chase of the Lincoln Cabinet. Also included are pictures of others, chiefly celebrated figures of the nineteenth century; these were probably acquired through gift or purchases, and not presented by the subjects themselves.

Gift of Miss Tracy's great-niece, Miss Caro Arnold of Montclair, N. J., 1953

Arrangement

The arrangement of the collection is divided between people (identified and unidentified) and places; and then arranged in alphabetical order.


Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Baldwin, Charles H., 1822-1888
  • Barnes, Joseph K., 1817-1883
  • Bonaparte, Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul, Prince, 1822-1891
  • Bowron, George W.
  • Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893
  • Cavour, Camillo Benso, conte di, 1810-1861
  • Chase, Abby Wheaton Pearce, 1816-1892
  • Chase, H. L., 1831-1901
  • Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873
  • Corcoran, W.W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
  • Davis, Varina, 1826-1906
  • Eugénie, Empress, consort of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1826-1920
  • Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
  • Hall, Augustus M.
  • Hoyt, Janet Ralston Chase, 1847-1925
  • Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
  • Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
  • Levitsky, 1819-1898
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
  • Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926
  • Lincoln, Thomas, 1853-1871
  • Loeffler, J. (John Jacob), 1834-1901
  • McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885
  • Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873
  • Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864
  • Riggs, George Washington, 1813-1881
  • Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866
  • Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
  • Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869
  • Stephens, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1812-1883
  • Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868
  • Stoeckl, Eduard de, Baron
  • Tracy, Caroline
  • Tracy, Sarah, 1820-1896
  • Ulke, Henry, 1821-1910
  • Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
  • Washburn, W. W.
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Washington, Martha, 1731-1802
  • Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
  • Whitehurst, Jesse Harrison, 1819-1875

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Leeds Castle (England)
  • Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
  • Washington (D.C.)

Container List

STC - People - Identified: People - Identified.
  • STC-01: Mrs. Arnold, Miss Tracy's niece. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
    Processing Information

    2 copies

  • STC-02: Charles H. Baldwin, 1860-1870. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-03: Harvey Baldwin, 1860-1870. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-04: Major General Barnes, U.S.A., Surgeon General, 1860-1870. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-05: Gen. Butler [Benjamin F. Butler], 1860-1870. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-06: 'Stephens Head Center', 1865. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-07: Count Cavour.. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-08: Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, 1865. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-09: Nettie Chase (daughter of Salmon P. Chase). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-10: Mrs. Abby Wheaton Chace, Vice Regent for Rhode Island, 1858-1893, 1866. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-11: W. W. Corcoran (William Wilson). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-12: Jefferson Davis. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-13: Mrs. Jefferson Davis (Varina). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-14: Lord Derby. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-15: Mr. John A. Graham. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-16: Hunter. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-17: Gen. Robert E. Lee, Commanding General, A.N.V., with ?????? ALSO check photographer and publisher Brady and Anthony??. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-18: Abraham Lincoln. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-19: Mary Todd Lincoln. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-20: Lincoln Family. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-21: Lord Fairfax. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-22: M. de Geoffroy, Louis, Charge d'Affairs, French Legation, 1861. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
    Scope and Contents

    Traveled with Prince Napoleon during his visit to Mount Vernon on August 6, 1861.

  • STC-23: Andrew Johnson. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-24: Clarence Keith. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-25: F. Riggs Keith. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-26: General George Brinton McClellan. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-27: General George Brinton McClellan. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-28: Lord Napier. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-29: Lady Napier and Two Sons. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-30: Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-31: Geo. (George) W. Riggs. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-32: Remus G. Riggs. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
    Scope and Contents

    Cousin of George Washington Riggs

  • STC-33: D. D. Roszelle. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-34: William H. Seward. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-35: General Winfield Scott. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-36: Edward A. Stansbury or Henry Stanbery. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-37: Edwin McMasters Stanton. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-38: Alexander H. Stephens. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-39: Thaddeus Stevens. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-40: Baron Stoeckl, Russian minister to Washington. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-41: Sarah Tracy, 1860s. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-42: Caroline Tracy. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
    Scope and Contents

    Sister of Sarah Tracy, "Aunty Caro"

  • STC-43: Queen Victoria of Great Britain. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-44: Prince Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte . Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-45: Napoleon III, Emperor of the French. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-46: Eugénie, Empress, consort of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-47: George Washington. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-48: Martha Washington. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-49: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-50: Gideon Welles. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-51: Major Winthrop (Theodore or Charles?). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
STC - People - Unidentified: People - Unidentified.
  • STC-52: Young Man with Mustache. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-53: Seated Young Man. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-54: Distinguished Man with White Hair. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-55: Dark-Haired Lady in Black Gown. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-56: Young Boy with Flat Tie. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-57: Woman with Baby. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-58: Three Children. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-59: Bald Man with Mustache. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-60: Bearded Man with Boy. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-61: Old Man with White Hair and Beard. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-62: Man with Van Dyke Beard. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-63: Man with Mutton Chops. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-64: Woman with White Cuffs at Window. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-65: Bearded Man in Confederate General Uniform. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
STC - Places: Places.
  • STC-66: Mount Vernon, East Front and West Front. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-67: Mount Vernon, West Front. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-68: Mount Vernon, West Front. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-69: Mount Vernon, North Colonnade and Powel Coach. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-70: Fenced Cemetery with Ivy Covered Tree. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-71: President's House, Soldier's House, Washington, D. C.. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-72: Leeds Castle (England). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-73: Leeds Castle (England). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-74: Leeds Castle (England). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-75: Leeds Castle (England). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-76: Leeds Castle (England). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-77: Leeds Castle (England). Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-78: Victorian House, probably of Martha Mitchell, Vice Regent for Wisconsin. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-79: Mansion House with Piazza Similar to Mount Vernon. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials
  • STC-80: Party of Five in Front of Mount Vernon Mansion. Cartes de visite - Box 1, Graphic Materials