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Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-1861

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1821-1861
  • Existence: 1821 - 1861

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Bushrod Washington Herbert to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 January 5

 Item — Box: 4, Folder: 1860.01.05
Scope and Contents

Prospect Hill to Mount Vernon. Autograph letter signed, regarding the sale of an enslaved woman named Milly.

Dates: 1860 January 5

Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 September 15

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-4346
Scope and Contents

Delivery and payment of wheat. Louisa is well. Christian Washington already named her daughter Elizabeth. Old Mr. [John] Sinclair died and his slaves are to be sold.

Dates: 1845 September 15

Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 July 26

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 21
Identifier: MS-4417
Scope and Contents

Gives preserving instructions for slaves Sarah and Matilda. Secret engagement of Andrew Kennedy. Asks about having the dining room fixed. Anne is sick with dysentery.

Dates: 1858 July 26

Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Charlestown, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 September 9

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-4344
Scope and Contents

Louisa’s health. “I was really gratified to hear you did not find it necessary to sell Gabriel.” Louisa has “several times mistaken persons down the street for you…”

Dates: 1845 September 9

Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Sunny Side, to John Augustine Washington III, 1854 September

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 17
Identifier: MS-4426
Scope and Contents

Encloses letter from Mr. Davis. She is visiting Richard and Christian. Asks Augustine to bring the “baby’s sucking bottle.” Gives instructions for the slave Sarah to make a brine to drop the butter in.

Dates: 1854 September

Eleanor Love Selden Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1852 August 27

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 15
Identifier: MS-4406
Scope and Contents

“Mrs. Byrd and Mrs. Alsbone… appear very nervous about the state of our slaves. They think the negroes hate the whites so much, that we are in constant danger.”

Dates: 1852 August 27

Eleanor Love Selden Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1853 February

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 16
Identifier: MS-4414
Scope and Contents

Steamboat quite full today with sixty or seventy persons. Tomorrow is Louisa’s birthday. Spoke to Susan [a slave] and “she prefers being sold.”

Dates: 1853 February

Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 April 15

 Item — Box: 4, Folder: 1859.04.15
Scope and Contents

Charlestown. Hannah writes that her creditors are harassing her. She will have to sell Ben, an enslaved man, to be able to pay Mr. Sadler. “I am not extravagant either in livery or dress.” She really values his advice.

Dates: 1859 April 15

John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1858 March 10

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 24
Identifier: MS-4449
Scope and Contents

The slave Sarah “had run off from Mr. Taylor and had gone home this morning.” Has not heard from Richmond [regarding sale of Mount Vernon to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association]

Dates: 1858 March 10

John Augustine Washington III, Blakeley, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1846 January 20

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: MS-4353
Scope and Contents

Mother [Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington] ill. His letter will be taken to Nelly “by two negro men who I have purchased, and by Julia whom I send down. I wish West to set them to getting rails…”

Dates: 1846 January 20

John Augustine Washington III, Blakeley, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1853 September 5

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: MS-4419
Scope and Contents

Sold Matilda and her family to Mr. Bevin. Augustine has had attacks of ague. Cases of scarlet fever and dysentery. Gives instructions for Mr. Stowell regarding sheep and wheat machine.

Dates: 1853 September 5

John Augustine Washington III, Blakeley, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1859 February 29

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 27
Identifier: MS-4461
Scope and Contents

Shall leave tomorrow for Frederick and Fauquier and be home Friday or Saturday. Bad weather prevented his visiting friends in Audley and Berryville. Has arranged matters with Mr. Richardson about Joe [a slave boy].

Dates: 1859 February 29

John Augustine Washington III, Blakeley, to Louisa Fontaine Washington and Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1852 February 12

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: MS-4398
Scope and Contents

Mother is better. “I have been purchasing negroes—and am in negotiation for others…” Gives instructions for “grubbing and ploughing.” Overseer position. Includes letter to daughter Louisa on same sheet regarding various cousins.

Dates: 1852 February 12

John Augustine Washington III, Leesburg, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1846 January 12

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MS-4350
Scope and Contents

“I have not seen our friends here, but hear that Bentley bought Cousin Eliza’s negroes at $1,200.00.”

Dates: 1846 January 12

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1846 September 17

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: MS-4354
Scope and Contents

“I left the negroes I got in Alexandria, where I had an offer of $650.00 for them from a negro trader, but I prefer selling to a private person if I can do so. I found several of the servants sick, and Phil who was very low, died this evening.”

Dates: 1846 September 17

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1846 September 30

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: MS-4357
Scope and Contents

West [Ford] has taken sick this morning. “The stockings and socks for the negroes are nearly done…The coat patterns are eaten up by the rats…”

Dates: 1846 September 30

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1848 July 13

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: MS-4369
Scope and Contents

“Between pleasant company and bad weather I was detained in the lower country some days longer than I expected.” Pleased with Gloucester. Disappointed in Old Point. Gabriel’s duties and tasks.

Dates: 1848 July 13

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1849 September 24

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: MS-4380
Scope and Contents

Wheat machine broke. Sends thirty dollars. Colonel Bailey Peyton is to marry Julia Thompson. Employed three Irish workers to see if they could replace slaves but the “experiment” failed.

Dates: 1849 September 24

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1845 September 1

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MS-4342
Scope and Contents

Absence of Gabriel and desertion of some of the hired hands. Has decided not to sell Gabriel. “If it were possible to without them [slaves], I do not think I could own one, but situated as we are, landed property would be almost valueless without them, and it is a matter of necessity to have their labor.”

Dates: 1845 September 1

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1845 September 14

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MS-4345
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection contains correspondence between John Augustine Washington III and his wife Eleanor Love Selden. The letters begin during the Washingtons’ engagement and continues through eighteen years of marriage, ending with a letter from John Augustine to Eleanor composed the day prior to her sudden death. The letters contain information on family matters, the management of the Mount Vernon estate, and plantation life prior to the Civil War.

Dates: 1845 September 14

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1852 August 9

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: MS-4403
Scope and Contents

Going to Alexandria to sell a load of wheat. The slave Eliza was injured when she “ran a needle in her arm and broke it off…” Ends with proclamation of undying love: “Indeed as I grow older my heart seems to cling closer to you…and never do I feel this more deeply than when you are absent from me.”

Dates: 1852 August 9

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1852 August 24

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: MS-4405
Scope and Contents

Finished ploughing in Maryland. Tried to sell the slave Matilda but she was unwilling. Has employed a German gardener. Gives updates on the steamboat, visitors, and construction of new wharf.

Dates: 1852 August 24

Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 March 26

 Item — Box: 4, Folder: 1860.03.26
Scope and Contents

Judith is sure Augustine’s family will be very happy in Fauquier. Mr. Alexander’s health is poor. Their overseer “keeps the hands active by a natural authority without severity.” Would like his advice as to Dr. Crawford’s estate. Describes her money problems.

Dates: 1860 March 26

Letter, Benjamin Howard Shackleford to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 November 28

 Item — Box: 76, Folder: 1858.11.28
Identifier: 2018-SC-016-004
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed. Warrenton. Shackleford writes to accept Augustine's offer for the purchase of two enslaved boys named Bob and Armistead for $1200 each.

Dates: 1858 November 28