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Elswyth Thane Beebe collection of Washington family papers

 Collection — Shelf: D:5
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.

Dates: 1818-1861; Majority of material found within 1840-1850

Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington and John Augustine Washington III correspondence

 Collection — Shelf: Special Collections: Closed Stacks Row 22
Identifier: 2019-SC-035
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection is made up of letters from Jane Charlotte Washington to her son, John Augustine Washington III. Also included are letters to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, a few letters to or from John Augustine Washington III to various individuals, several letters from George Mason of Hollin Hall (1797-1870) to John Augustine Washington III, letters by Lackland and Alexander family members (relatives of the Washingtons) and three receipts. The subject matter of most letters is...
Dates: 1837-1861

John Augustine Washington III and descendants papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2018-SC-097
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and other documents related to John Augustine Washington III and his son Lawrence, as well as his granddaughters Anne and Patty. The bulk of the correspondence series are letters sent to John Augustine Washington III 1840-1860. They deal with family affairs and the management of various family plantations, including Mount Vernon. The late-nineteenth and twentieth century papers are divided into subject files,...
Dates: 1771-1994

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

John Augustine Washington III and Mount Vernon Ladies' Association (MVLA) collection

 Collection — Shelf: Special Collections: Closed Stacks Row 22
Identifier: RM-848
Scope and Contents This collection concerns the inheritance, maintenance, and sale of the Mount Vernon estate by its last private owner, John Augustine Washington III. A large majority of the collection is correspondence to or from John Augustine Washington III with a significant portion relating to the purchase of the estate by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Three diaries kept by John Augustine are also included and contain important information about his slaves, agricultural practices, and finances....
Dates: 1834-1957

Lawrence Washington collection of Washington family papers

 Collection — Shelf: Special Collections: Closed Stacks Row 22
Identifier: RM-518-RM-523-RM-524
Scope and Contents

A large portion of this collection consists of letters to and from John Augustine Washington III related to the sale of Mount Vernon. Other items include family wills, legal documents, receipts, correspondence related to Washington relics, as well as several photographs and miscellany. Inclusive dates, 1787-1932.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1787-1932