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Diary of John Augustine Washington, 1856-1857

 Item — Box: 107, Shelf: Closed Stacks
Identifier: MS-5184

Scope and Contents

The first entry in the diary is a 3 page "List of negros", belonging to John Augustine Washington. The list includes names, birthdates, and sources of acquisition. Other entries in the diary are regarding business, financial matters, and the management of Mount Vernon.


  • Creation: 1856-1857


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.


1 Volumes : Leather bound volume. On front cover: John A. Washington Mount Vernon Virginia Begun on January 15, 1856. ; 19 x 12 cm

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121