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Superintendent’s Letter Books, Diaries, and Monthly Reports - collection of bound volumes

Identifier: A-SUP

Scope and Contents

This collection includes bound volumes of primary sources by the Superintendent or Resident Director of Mount Vernon: the letter books and diaries of Superintendent Harrison H. Dodge from the 1885 to 1927, and the monthly reports to the Regent by Superintendent (later Resident Director) Charles Cecil Wall for the years 1948-1967. Dodge’s letter books contain letterpress and handwritten copies of outgoing correspondence. These were bound into 32 volumes in 1968-1969. The majority of these letters are to the Regent, and some take the form of a monthly report. Dodge’s diaries include handwritten day-to-day descriptions of the activities going on at Mount Vernon. Copies of Mr. Wall’s monthly reports to the Regent were also bound in 1968 “for ready reference.” (Council Minutes 1968) The monthly reports and some of Dodge's correspondence are also found in the Papers of the Superintendent and Resident Director.


  • 1885-1967


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library's Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


91 Volumes

Language of Materials



Chronological order.

Related Materials

- Minutes of the Council - Papers of the MVLA - Papers of the Superintendent and Resident Director - Papers of James Rees

Superintendent’s Letter Books, Diaries, and Monthly Reports
Rebecca Baird, Project Archivist
April 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 USA