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Historic manuscript collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-HMC

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.

Dates

  • 1607-1933

Extent

22.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in chronological order by date.

Custodial History

Items in this collection were acquired by gift and purchase from various sources. Materials are added to the collection as they are acquired. For more information consult the Special Collections Librarian.
Title
Historic Manuscript Collection, 1607-1933
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
  • Inventory
  • Preservation Assessment

Repository Details

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

Contact:
PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121
703-799-3600