George Washington Papers WLU Coll. 0012

George Washington Papers WLU Coll. 0012


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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives

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Lexington, VA 24450
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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0012
Title
George Washington Papers 1775-1798
Quantity
.25 Linear Feet
creator
Washington, George
creator
Bronaugh, William
creator
Lee, Richard Henry
creator
Washington Academy (Lexington, Va.)
source
Crawford, D. R., Dr.
Language
English
Language
These materials are in English.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], George Washington Papers, WLU Coll. 0012, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

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Biographical / Historical

George Washington was the first president of the United States and benefactor of Washington Academy (formerly Liberty Hall Academy) in Lexington, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three original George Washington letters and multiple copies and transcripts of letters. Originals include a letter from Washington to Capt. William Bronaugh dated January 18, 1775, a letter to the "Officers and Soldiers of the Militia in the Counties of Hunterdon, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland," 1777, encouraging them to fight for freedom, and a letter dated August 26, 1787, from George Washington to his nephew, George Augustine Washington, with instructions in regards to the maintenance of his Mt. Vernon estate. Copies of letters include Washington to Richard Henry Lee dated August 29, 1775, one photocopied letter to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, dated December 28, 1796, one photocopied letter to the trustees of Washington Academy dated June 17, 1798, and one photocopied indenture dated September 30, 1794.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Agriculture
  • Bronaugh, William
  • Correspondence
  • Crawford, D. R., Dr.
  • Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair
  • Indentures
  • Lee, Richard Henry
  • Minutemen (Militia)
  • Virginia -- Mount Vernon (Estate)
  • Washington Academy (Lexington, Va.)
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George Augustine

Container List

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bronaugh, William
  • Crawford, D. R., Dr.
  • Lee, Richard Henry
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George Augustine