Washington, William Lanier, 1865-1933
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
William discusses an article he is writing about the swords of Washington.
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.
Typescript signed. Stamped "CONFIDENTIAL" in red. Lanier Washington offers Woodhouse some Washington relics for sale.