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Notes, Deer park wall, 1798 October

 Item — Box: 14, Folder: 1798.10.00
Identifier: RM-770; MS-5082

Scope and Contents

George Washington’s deer park declined while he was away serving as president. In 1792 he replaced its fence with a ha-ha or walled ditch, drawn here in black. Six years later, he planned a new course for the ha-ha, represented by the dotted line following “the natural shape of the hill.”

Dates

  • 1798 October

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 7.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

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

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