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Document, Plan for garret chamber, 1797 September 15

 Item — Box: 13, Folder: 1797.09.15
Identifier: W-668

Scope and Contents

Notes and measured drawing in Washington's hand, specifying how a stove could be installed in a corner of one of the garret or attic bedrooms at Mount Vernon. Drawn at “a scale of a foot to an inch” Washington remarks that “every part of it may be exactly measured and perfectly understood by any workman.” While not dated (but on paper watermarked 1795, and therefore possibly as early as that), the drawing appears to be either a draft or Washington’s file copy of a similar plan sent to Clement Biddle on 15 September 1797, cf. RM-1122.


  • 1797 September 15


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From the Collection: approx. 25 Linear Feet

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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