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Washington, William Lanier, 1865-1933


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Lawrence Washington, Washington, D.C., to William Lanier Washington, 1916 October 7

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Five typescript copies of a letter sent by Lawrence to William regarding the history of the Washington sword he sold to Mr. William F. Havemeyer, which was later presented to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

Dates: 1916 October 7

Washington forgeries, facsimiles, and bookplates collection

 Collection — Shelf D:7
Identifier: WFC
Scope and Contents

The collection of Washington forgeries and bookplates from the 19th and 20th centuries measures 1 linear foot. Found within the collection are forged Washington documents from notorious forgers Robert Spring, Joseph Cosey, and Charles Weisberg, as well as unidentified forgeries. The collection also contains bookplates – originals, restrikes, and spurious copies – from the Washington family and correspondence related to the sale of forgeries.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1863-1999

William Lanier Washington to Lawrence Washington, 1916 November 10

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

William writes about a statement he had requested regarding the authenticity of Washington’s sword. He has just read Paul Wilstach’s book on Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1916 November 10

William Lanier Washington, Westport, to Henry Woodhouse, New York, 1929 January 15

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1929.01.15
Identifier: 2018-SC-013-004
Scope and Contents

Typescript signed. Stamped "CONFIDENTIAL" in red. Lanier Washington offers Woodhouse some Washington relics for sale.

Dates: 1929 January 15

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Archival Object 4
Collection 1
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Forgeries 1