Washington, Lawrence, 1854-1920
Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:
Writes criticizing the librarian Mrs. Dawson, saying that, although there are rare works under her care, she never knows their value. Dawson has been sending bookplates to Washington.
Salley is sending three historic bookplates for Washington to examine and hopefully purchase.
Describes the provenance of the bookplates he sent, which he believes are American.
Dandridge wants to sell the Braddock sash, which she says is in a very good state of preservation.
Dandridge writes that she still wants to sell the Braddock sash and has contacted the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, the Colonial Dames, and the Society of Colonial Wars.
Hurst writes recommending Lawrence Washington for a position in the Department of State. Washington has recently helped Hurst acquire some very valuable manuscripts and “is possessed of much skill and knowledge in regard to the relative value of historical documents.”
Gunther is sending a $25 check for the purchase of 4 books: Maid of the Doe, Memoirs of Lafayette, Religion of Nature, and Smith’s History.
Cabinet card of the “Residence of Lawrence Washington in Fauquier” by Philips, Cole and Reed of Alexandria and Bedford City, Virginia, circa 1870-1900
Campbell writes about the authenticity of Washington’s Frederick the Great sword, which Professor Van Tyne of the University of Michigan has “absolutely no confidence in.” She also discusses conflicting opinions about a portrait of Mary Ball Washington by Robert Edge Pine.
Marshall has an “old fashioned brass fender” bought by his uncle, Lewis Marshall, at the sale at Waveland of John Augustine Washington III’s estate. The fender is believed to come from Mount Vernon.
1 p. Acknowledgement of a “Copy of a recently discovered Cipher used in Colonial times” given by Lawrence Washington to the State Department Library.
Partially printed, with manuscript additions, 2 p. An acknowledgement from the Smithsonian Institution for items received from Lawrence Washington: a bible signed by George Washington, an oil portrait of Lawrence Washington, and Lawrence Washington’s naval commission.
Discusses Washington’s discovery of a Robert Beverley bookplate and wishes to use his letter in the Ex Libris Journal.
Autograph document signed, 4 p.
Letter regarding the genealogy of the Winn family and the bookplate of Rev. Richard Winn that Washington had in his possession.
Letter regarding a bookplate belonging to Rev. Richard Winn.
A.L.S. Writes to inquire if they may keep the framed deed of land of Augustine Washington which included Mount Vernon. Some members of Council thought the asking price too high, but it is very important to them. Would he consider changing the price. RM-524, ER-4311
Stone, librarian at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, writes that he is unable to purchase the Braddock sash or make an offer for it.
Autograph letter on Shenandoah Valley Rail Road stationary, recommending Lawrence Washington for a railroad project in Texas.
Acknowledges receipt of $25 from George Light.
Regrets sale of four Gibraltar engravings and hopes he can convince the Ladies to raise the money to keep them at Mount Vernon.
Letter discussing the bookplate of Abraham Lott.
Letter sending two India prints from the photogravures made from the portrait of Lawrence Washington, which Washington allowed them to photograph.
Invitation to serve as honorary pallbearer at the funeral of Justice Alexander B. Hagner, circa 1915
Seabrook acknowledges the receipt of a check from Washington. He discusses book prices and writes that several descendants of William Washington are now living in Charleston.
Mrs. Dawson, librarian of the Charleston Library, writes sending bookplates and continental bills.