Tudor Place

Topic: Capital City

Thomas and ‘Patty:’ Meet Tudor Place’s Founders

October 20, 2016
Who were they, the founders of Tudor Place? Martha Parke Custis Peter and Thomas Peter, civic leaders in Georgetown and the capital city, helped shape our national life but few Americans today know their names. That anonymity belies the tangible legacy they left, thanks to the constancy of their descendants and an almost genetic devotion to […]

Legal Trouble: Martha Washington’s Will and the Early U.S. Courts

February 19, 2015
· Georgetown and the Federal City · Court delays, punishing attorney fees, and prolonged disputes are nothing new in American law, a fact nowhere made clearer than in this account of legal proceedings following the 1802 death of Martha Washington, “The Court Will Come to Order: Dandridge vs. Executors of Martha Washington’s Will,” by Tudor […]

Orator and Advocate Francis Scott Key & the Partner’s Desk

January 4, 2015
By Tudor Place Curator of Collections Erin Kuykendall Francis Scott Key (1779 – 1843) was considered a great patriot in his lifetime. On a diplomatic mission during the War of 1812 to secure the release of an American prisoner, the eloquent lawyer witnessed the fierce September 1814 attack by British Admirals Cockburn and Cochrane on […]