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Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855


Found in 62 Collections and/or Records:

Bella Jones Adams, Philadelphia, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, 3 June 1840

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1840.06.03
Scope and Contents

Writes that the memorandum tablet was sent by Martha, not her. She didn’t send the butter cooler due to fearing for its condition. She wants Jane to visit during the summer and asks after her crops.

Dates: 3 June 1840

Bushrod Washington Family Papers

 Collection — Shelf: D:6
Identifier: RM-1174
Content Description The Bushrod Washington Family Papers consist of documents gathered by the descendants of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The collection comprises an assortment of correspondence and legal documents documenting the lives and property ownership of several branches of the Washington family. The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence, Legal Documents, Social, Miscellaneous, and Indenture Notices (Land Deeds).The Correspondence series,...
Dates: 1662-1835

Caleb Russell, Quantico Factory, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, 1837 June 12

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1837.06.12
Scope and Contents

Russell writes that he had sent some of the wool, at the direction of the overseer, received last summer to a factory in Fredericksburg to be made into fine cloth, as he is unable to do that. Since then he has heard nothing about it, despite writing to them several times.

Dates: 1837 June 12

Copy of the last will and testament of John Augustine Washington II, 1833 June 24

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 23
Scope and Contents

A "true" manuscript copy made from the original, which is dated July 8, 1830. In his will, John Augustine gives his wife Jane the power to dispose of any of his enslaved workers who are disobedient to her after his death. He also stipulates that his children may sell the Mount Vernon estate to the government if Congress wants it.

Dates: 1833 June 24

Elswyth Thane Beebe Collection of Washington Family Papers

 Collection — Shelf: D:5
Identifier: RM-710
Content Description

This collection includes correspondence between John Augustine Washington III and his mother and wife, as well as other family members, mostly dealing with family matters and running Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1818-1861; Majority of material found in 1840-1850

George Mason, Spring Bank, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1855 September 10

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1855.09.10
Scope and Contents

Mason sends condolences on the death of Jane C. Washington, “a great Virginia lady.” He was unable to attend funeral due to the illness of his wife all summer.

Dates: 1855 September 10

Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to Eleanor L. Washington, Mount Vernon, 1844 April 11

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: MS-4862
Scope and Contents

Relates ill health of various family members and other family news.

Dates: 1844 April 11

Jane C. Washington, Wheatland, to John Augustine Washington, Buffaloe, 1818 September 30

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-4853
Scope and Contents

Family matters; relates offer to him to purchase 800 acres of land.

Dates: 1818 September 30

John Augustine Washington III and Mount Vernon Ladies' Association (MVLA) Collection

Identifier: RM-848
Scope and Contents This collection concerns the inheritance, maintenance, and sale of the Mount Vernon estate by its last private owner, John Augustine Washington III. A large majority of the collection is correspondence to or from John Augustine Washington III with a significant portion relating to the purchase of the estate by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Three diaries kept by John Augustine are also included and contain important information about his slaves, agricultural practices, and finances....
Dates: 1834-1957

John Augustine Washington III, Charlottesville, to Jane C. Washington, Charlestown, 1839 September 17

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: MS-4859
Scope and Contents

Needs her permission to take only 2 courses at university; wants to purchase mare, visited Aunt Judy.

Dates: 1839 September 17

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, 1846 February 13

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: MS-4868
Scope and Contents

Family illnesses; Alexandria returning to Virginia; discusses selling Mount Vernon to government.

Dates: 1846 February 13

John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Jane C. Washington, Charlestown, 1842 October 18

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: MS-4861
Scope and Contents

Tells mother of proposing to Nelly; describes horse races; financial matters.

Dates: 1842 October 18

John Augustine Washington III, University of Virginia, to Jane C. Washington, Charlestown, 1840 December 1

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: MS-4860
Scope and Contents

Discusses possible appointment of new professor who does not have JAW’s vote.

Dates: 1840 December 1

John Augustine Washington, Mount Vernon, to Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, 1844 July 1

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: RM-710 ; MS-4863
Scope and Contents

Farm news; selling slave; thoughts on banks, family wishes.

Dates: 1844 July 1

John Augustine Washington, Mount Vernon, to Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, 1845 November 29

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: MS-4866
Scope and Contents

Illness is past; wants her to visit; concerned he might have offended aunt; other visits.

Dates: 1845 November 29

John Augustine Washington, Mount Vernon, to Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, 1846 January 27

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: MS-4867
Scope and Contents

Relates travels home; landscape descriptions; family greetings.

Dates: 1846 January 27

Lawrence Washington collection of Washington family papers

Identifier: RM-518-RM-523-RM-524
Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of letters to and from John Augustine Washington III related to the sale of Mount Vernon, as well as other documents related to John Augustine Washington III’s family and descendants.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1787 - 1932