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Series 1. Correspondence, 1797 - 1861

 Series

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and other documents related to John Augustine Washington III and his son Lawrence, as well as his granddaughters Anne and Patty. The bulk of the correspondence series are letters sent to John Augustine Washington III 1840-1860. They deal with family affairs and the management of various family plantations, including Mount Vernon. The late-nineteenth and twentieth century papers are divided into subject files, largely related to the gift and sale of Washington family relics owned by John Augustine’s descendants.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1797 - 1861

Extent

From the Collection: 4.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121
703-799-3600