Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Manuscript diary of Civil War soldier Private James A. Minish, 105th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. With spiral-bound, typescript transcription of the diary and additional letters, edited and annotated by M. L. Brown. The diary includes descriptions of Minish's visits to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon.
A Reconstruction-era manuscript journal kept by Helen Josephine Dike Stearns, wife of a prominent New York merchant. The journal includes descriptions of a visit to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon in April 1870.
Westervelt's journey was made in 1839, recorded in 1841 and the dedication to Hon. Richard Rover is dated Dec. 18, 1842. Bount cursory descriptions of the principal cities between N.Y. and Society Hill ... 15 p. description of Mount Vernon, grounds, tomb, Mansion: interior and exterior ... appalled at the ruined condition of the estate.
The first entry in the diary is a 3 page "List of negros", belonging to John Augustine Washington. The list includes names, birthdates, and sources of acquisition. Other entries in the diary are regarding business, financial matters, and the management of Mount Vernon.