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Clothing and dress

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on the utilitarian aspects of clothing, including works on how to dress. Works on clothing treated as an artistic object, as well as works on clothing created for the stage, screen, or special events, are entered under Costume.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Dean, Alexander Gibson, and William [?], 1825 December 26

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 22
Identifier: MS-4890
Scope and Contents

Promises return of hired Negro, along with two suits of clothes.

Dates: 1825 December 26

BW-2746 - Textile exhibit in Museum, 1947

 Item — Box 2 (5x7), Drawer: Photographic print
Identifier: BW-2746
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Photographers primarily include staff members and contract photographers. The collection spans the 1930s to the 2000s and includes analog material made up of a variety of sizes of film negatives providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, restoration, and changes throughout the estate.

Dates: 1947

Document, List of suits, 1797 May 6

 Item — Box 12, Folder: 1797.05.06
Identifier: W-814
Scope and Contents

Dated at the top, the list of 11 suits includes: "1 Full Suit of Regimentals;" ditto half; and suits of Spanish cloth; olive colour; dark brown; lighter brown; half mourning; raven grey; black; then under the heading "Velvet - Silk - & Cassimer” 1 full Suit – Velvet, 1 Uncut.

Dates: 1797 May 6

Ledger, 1776-1795

 Item — Box 2
Identifier: 2020-SC-028-025
Scope and Contents

Autograph ledger dating 1776-1795 with miscellaneous information including purchases, loan certificates and numbers, list of clothing distributed to enslaved persons, and payments made to Jacob Young in 1795. Bound in marble paper and held together with straight pins, 32 pages. Several pages missing.

Dates: 1776-1795

Letter, to Frances Bassett Washington, 1793 August 4

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1793.08.03
Identifier: RM-290; MS-2907
Scope and Contents Martha Washington writes from Philadelphia to her niece Fanny Bassett at Mount Vernon. Mrs. Washington recounts the recent illness and death of Mrs. Tobias Lear, wife of Washington's personal Secretary, and close friend, and how the event had saddened the presidential household. She is pleased that Fanny has had her room white washed and expresses her desire to have Frank white wash the Kitchen and his room in the seller (cellar) as well as him continually keeping things in order for Mrs....
Dates: 1793 August 4

Letter, to James Anderson, 1797 February 20

 Item — Box 12, Folder: 1797.02.20
Identifier: A-301.56
Scope and Contents

Washington acknowledges receipt of Andersons reports & letter -- Andersons opinion of the overseers is no doubt correct, and "if the Negroes will not do their duty by fair means, they must be compelled to do it" -- despite Washingtons policy of feeding, clothing, and caring for the slaves, they will try to shirk their work with feigned sickness especially after night walking, and must be examined promptly when claiming sickness.

Dates: 1797 February 20

Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 March 2

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 1794.03.02
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3952
Scope and Contents George Washington explains horse advertisement--care of the youngest jack and mules--Peter--tells Pearce to keep an exact account of all mares and jenneys that go to the jacks--Mr. Prescot of Loudoun (or Fauquier) owes yet for last year--speaks of Mr. Lewis' account that the new visto is opened much further than intended--instructions to buy as much good Oznabrigs--for the making of clothes for the Negroes--requests a sample of the linnen--comments on the price of midlings and ship stuff and...
Dates: 1794 March 2

Return, clothing received, 1782

 Item — Box 88 OVERSIZE, Folder: 1782.00.00
Identifier: RM-1080; MS-5724
Scope and Contents

A.D. 1 page. Return, clothing received from the regimental clothier for the use of Jackson's company.

Dates: 1782