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Collection — Shelf: A:3
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.
Collection — Shelf: H:3
Content Description The Papers primarily consist of correspondence to and from John Augustine Washington III and members of his immediate family. They focus on the 1840s and 1850s, the last decades the Mount Vernon estate was held by Washington descendants before being sold to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.
Dates: 1837 - 1861
- Names: Washington, Eleanor Love Selden, 1824-1860 X