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Washington forgeries, facsimiles, and bookplates collection

 Collection — Shelf: D:7
Identifier: WFC
Scope and Contents

The collection of Washington forgeries and bookplates from the 19th and 20th centuries measures 1 linear foot. Found within the collection are forged Washington documents from notorious forgers Robert Spring, Joseph Cosey, and Charles Weisberg, as well as unidentified forgeries. The collection also contains bookplates – originals, restrikes, and spurious copies – from the Washington family and correspondence related to the sale of forgeries.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1863-1999

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  • Repository: Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington X
  • Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Forgeries X