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Audio Visual Collection

Identifier: A-AVC
Scope and Contents This collection includes audio and video resources related to Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, and George Washington. Many audio and video recordings in the collection were either produced by, or made in cooperation with, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. However, there are also AV productions made by other institutions, corporations, and media companies. Content includes footage and recordings of events, interviews, lectures, VIP visitors, and views of the estate. ...

Bushrod Washington family papers

 Collection — Shelf: G:6 - G:7
Identifier: RM-1174
Content Description The Bushrod Washington Family Papers consist of documents gathered by the descendants of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The collection comprises an assortment of correspondence and legal documents documenting the lives and property ownership of several branches of the Washington family. The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence, Legal Documents, Social, Miscellaneous, and Indenture Notices (Land Deeds).

The Correspondence series, ...

Early Records of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Identifier: A-MVLA-ER
Scope and Contents The nucleus of this collection was created from papers presented to the Association by Ann Pamela Cunningham around the time of her retirement as Regent. Several other Vice Regents followed her example and later donated their papers as well. These records were referred to as the “Early Records” since they were first established as an archival collection. A large portion of this collection is correspondence concerning the founding of the MVLA and the operation of Mount Vernon as an historic ...

Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis and Elizabeth Bordley Gibson correspondence

 Collection — Shelf: A:1 - A:2
Identifier: A-569
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence between Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis Lewis and Elizabeth Bordley Gibson, and their family and friends. The bulk of the letters were written by Nelly to Elizabeth, and their content provides insight into Nelly’s personal thoughts on society, politics, and family matters beginning in her adolescent years and continuing to a year before her death. Letters largely concern Nelly’s private life including: births, deaths, and marriages of her children and ...

Elswyth Thane Beebe Collection of Washington Family Papers

 Collection — Shelf: G:6
Identifier: RM-710
Content Description This collection includes correspondence between John Augustine Washington III and his mother and wife, as well as other family members, mostly dealing with family matters and running Mount Vernon.

Emma Read Ball Genealogical Research Files

Identifier: A-ERB
Scope and Contents At the time of her death, Mrs. Ball was preparing to publish a book on the life and ancestry of Mary Ball Washington. She struggled during her later years, however, and never completed the project. A portion of the research files she used for this project are represented in this collection. Mount Vernon received this material from Alison Burdick, Vice Regent for Delaware, sometime around March 1965 after she sorted through the collection and weeded some of its content. A report written by Mrs. ...

Esther Maria Lewis Chapin collection of Washington and Custis family papers

 Collection — Shelf: H:2
Identifier: RM-1201-1202
Scope and Contents This collection was originally assembled by Esther Maria Lewis Chapin, who inherited some of the Washington and Custis papers but was also an avid collector. She reassembled family materials that were being dispersed nationwide, much of which was purchased at Anderson Galleries, sale 22001, 28-29 November 1927.

The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and financial records related primarily to the Custis and Lewis families. It includes several George Washington ...

Geo. Gregory Smart collection of Washington and Mount Vernon ephemera

Identifier: 2016-SC-038
Scope and Contents Ephemera collected by Geo. Gregory Smart related to the memory and popular image of George Washington. The collection includes postcards, calendars, cigar boxes covers, stamps and first day covers, programs for anniversary events, books and pamphlets, hat stands, billheads, stationary, cartes-de-visite, playing cards, and puzzles. Some items are catchy such as a hat stand touting the motto “friends you can hang your hat on,” while others are designed to be more educational such as grade-school ...

George Washington collection

 Collection — Shelf: E:1 - F:5
Identifier: SC-GWC
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters to and from George Washington that have been aquired by the MVLA since 1858. For more information, see content note for individal items. The collection grows organically as new items are acquired.

George Washington's Mount Vernon Magazine, 2015-

Identifier: A-MAG
Content Description George Washington's Mount Vernon Magazine is published three times a year to disseminate information on the events and current news at the Mount Vernon estate. This publication replaces the previous version, "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow", or YTT, which was published for the same purpose and audience. Articles include information on recent and upcoming events, restoration projects, interesting museum and library accessions, book reviews, fundraising opportunities, etc.

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Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association 21
Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington 20
Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association 2
Cartes de visite 1
Washington, John Augustine, 1821-1861 6
Dodge, Harrison Howell, 1852-1937 4
Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855 4
Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881 3
Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829 3
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Cunningham, Ann Pamela, 1816-1875 2
Lewis, Eleanor Parke Custis, 1779-1852 2
Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839 2
Wall, Charles Cecil, 1903-1995 2
Washington, Eleanor Love Selden, 1824-1860 2
Washington, George, 1732-1799 2
Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866 1
Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-1862 1
Bailey, Worth 1
Ball, Emma Read, 1838-1918 1
Blanding, Magdalen McFaddin 1
Bolton, Frances Payne Bingham, 1885-1977 1
Castellani, John A., 1944-1993 1
Chace, Abby Wheaton Pearce 1
Chew, Louisa Fontaine Washington, 1844-1927 1
Comegys, Margaret Douglass, 1816-1888 1
Corcoran, W.W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888 1
Cosey, Joseph, 1887-1950 1
Costin, William, 1780?-1842 1
Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857 1
Dillon, Luke C., 1836-1904 1
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 1
Farnsworth, Hannah Blake, 1802-1879 1
Ford, West, approximately 1784-1863 1
Gibson, Elizabeth Bordley, 1777-1863 1
Halsted, Nancy Marsh, 1817-1891 1
Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler, 1757-1854 1
Harbour, John E. 1
Harper, Emily L. (Emily Louisa), 1812-1892 1
Horstman, Neil W., 1946-2020 1
Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903 1
Kennon, Britannia Wellington Peter, 1815-1911 1
Laughton, Lily Macalester Berghmans, 1832-1891 1
Law, Elizabeth Parke Custis, 1776-1831 1
Law, John, 1784?-1822 1
Law, Thomas, 1756-1834 1
Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816 1
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 1
Mitchell, Martha Reed, 1818-1902 1
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union 1
Peter, Agnes, 1840-1902 1
Peter, Armistead, 1840-1902 1
Peter, George, 1779-1861 1
Peter, Martha Parke Custis, 1777-1854 1
Peter, Robert, 1726-1806 1
Peter, Thomas, 1769-1834 1
Peters, Richard, 1744-1828 1
Philibert, Estelle 1
Ritchie, Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt, 1819-1870 1
Rogers, Edmund Law 1
Rogers, Lloyd Nicholas, 1788-1860 1
Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 1
Spring, Robert, 1813-1876 1
Sweat, Margaret J.M. (Margaret Jane Mussey), 1823-1908 1
Symmes, Harrison M., 1921-2010 1
Tabb, John Prosser, 1822-1884 1
Thane, Elswyth, 1900-1984 1
Thompson, Mary V., 1955- 1
Tracy, Sarah, 1820-1896 1
Walker, Letitia Morehead, 1823-1908 1
Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833 1
Washington, Anne Madison, 1882-1966 1
Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851 1
Washington, Bushrod, 1785-1830 1
Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799 1
Washington, Ella Bassett, 1834-1898 1
Washington, Hannah Bushrod, 1738-1801 1
Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787 1
Washington, Lawrence, 1854-1920 1
Washington, Martha Dandridge Custis, 1731-1802 1
Washington, Patty Willis, 1880-1971 1
Washington, Thomas Blackburn, 1812-1854 1
Washington, William Lanier, 1865-1933 1
Weisberg, Charles, -1945 1
Williams, Morley Jeffers, 1886-1977 1
Woodhouse, Henry, 1884-1970 1
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