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Diary of Henry C. Westervelt, 1839-1842

 Item — Box: 96, Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers
Identifier: RM-5 ; MS-2008

Scope and Contents

Westervelt's journey was made in 1839, recorded in 1841 and the dedication to Hon. Richard Rover is dated Dec. 18, 1842. Bount cursory descriptions of the principal cities between N.Y. and Society Hill ... 15 p. description of Mount Vernon, grounds, tomb, Mansion: interior and exterior ... appalled at the ruined condition of the estate.


  • Creation: 1839-1842

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From the Collection: approx. 60 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