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John Augustine Washington III and Eleanor Love Selden Correspondence

 Collection — Shelf: A:3
Identifier: RM-528
Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence between John Augustine Washington III and his wife Eleanor Love Selden. The letters begin during the Washingtons’ engagement and continues through eighteen years of marriage, ending with a letter from John Augustine to Eleanor composed the day prior to her sudden death. The letters contain information on family matters, the management of the Mount Vernon estate, and plantation life prior to the Civil War.

Dates: 1842-1860

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  • Names: Washington, Eleanor Love Selden, 1824-1860 X