Journal, Samuel Vaughan, 1787 June 18-September 4
Scope and Contents
This collection of historic manuscripts dates from 1607-1933, with the bulk of materials dating from 1738-1868. The correspondence, journals and diaries, legal and financial records, estate documents, and printed ephemera in the collection primarily relate to the Washington and Custis families, the Revolutionary War, and society life in antebellum Washington D.C. and Virginia.
Portions of this collection have been digitized, as noted in the item-level descriptions.
- Creation: 1787 June 18-September 4
- Vaughan, Samuel, active 18th century (Person)
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.
Language of Materials
"Minutes made by S.[amuel] V.[aughan] from Stage to Stage on a Tour to Fort Pitt or Pittsbourg in company with Mr. Michl. Morgan Obriar. from thence by S.V. only -- through Virginia Maryland and Pennsylvania." Bound, small octavo, 70-72 pages, 7 full or half page water color sketches. A printed note on tipped-in page 1 reads, 'Was bound by W. Pratt for H. [Henry] Stevens, 1861.' Includes Vaughan's visit to Mount Vernon and his sketch of the layout of the estate. Several pages have been tipped-in at the front of the volume which includes provenance and signatures of former owners.