Nelly Custis's Harpsichord

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Title

Nelly Custis's Harpsichord

Subject

Music at Mount Vernon

Description

George Washington ordered this expensive English harpsichord in 1793 for Nelly Custis, his step-granddaughter. It came to Mount Vernon in 1797 when the Washingtons returned home after the Presidency. Nelly’s harpsichord performances were an important part of sociability in the Washington household (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).

Date

1793

Language

eng

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musical instrument

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How to Cite this Item

"Nelly Custis's Harpsichord," in Martha Washington, Item #81, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/81 (accessed October 23, 2014).