Bushrod Washington family papers RM.1174

Bushrod Washington family papers RM.1174


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Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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Created by the Special Collections Staff at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library. Updated by Samantha Snyder, Reference Librarian, May 2021.

Repository
Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
Identification
RM.1174
Title
Bushrod Washington family papers 1662-1835
Quantity
1.5 Linear Feet, (4 boxes)
Creator
Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
Creator
Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
Creator
Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler, 1757-1854
Creator
Peters, Richard, 1744-1828
Creator
Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
Creator
Washington, Bushrod, 1785-1830
Creator
Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
Creator
Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
Creator
Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
Creator
Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855
Creator
Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
Creator
Washington, Thomas Blackburn, 1812-1854
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library's Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.

Custodial History

Purchased by the A. Alfred Taubman Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Name and date of item], Bushrod Washington family papers, [Folder], Special Collections, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington [hereafter Washington Library], Mount Vernon, Virginia.


Biographical / Historical

Bushrod Washington (1762-1829): Bushrod was the son of Hannah Bushrod and John Augustine Washington, the younger brother of George Washington. Upon the death of Martha Washington, Bushrod inherited the Mount Vernon estate. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Bushrod served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was joined on the Supreme Court by his long-time friend, John Marshall. Justices Washington and Marshall met while attending law lectures given by George Wythe at the College of William and Mary. Bushrod and his wife, Julia Ann Blackburn, had no children, but raised three of their nephews. One nephew, John Augustine Washington II (1789-1832), inherited Mount Vernon from Bushrod.

Content Description

The Bushrod Washington Family Papers consist of documents gathered by the descendants of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The collection comprises an assortment of correspondence and legal documents documenting the lives and property ownership of several branches of the Washington family. The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence, Legal Documents, Social, Miscellaneous, and Indenture Notices (Land Deeds).

The Correspondence series, circa 1780-1835, contains letters mostly written to Bushrod Washington, executor of George Washington's estate and inheritor of Mount Vernon. While some were written by friends of Bushrod Washington, most are from his brother and his many nieces and nephews.

Of the letters not written to Bushrod Washington, the largest portion were written by Bushrod Corbin Washington, his wife Anna Maria, and their daughter Hannah to their son, Cadet Thomas Washington, who was stationed in Middletown, Connecticut. Most often, when one of the three would pen a letter, the other two would add a quick greeting in whatever space remained. Among the famous Virginians with whom Bushrod Washington corresponded are Richard Channing Moore, George Spotswood, and George Wythe. All of the letters are in alphabetical order by the last name of the correspondent, with undated materials at the end.

Legal Documents, 1719-1835, contains six subseries: Estate Matters, Financial Agreements, Land Disputes, Plats, Wills, and Other. Issues arising after the death of a family member can be found in the Estate Matters subseries. The estate of George Washington was perhaps the most disputed, with legal proceedings occurring thirty years following his death. Loans and sales of property are the focus of the Financial Agreements subseries. At least two family members were involved with land disputes over the years. The Land Disputes subseries records the disputes of Richard Bushrod and John Augustine Washington. Surveys, or Plats, were the primary tool for settling such disputes and can be found in the next subseries. The Wills of several family members provide data regarding the families' possessions. This subseries contains wills written by ten family members. In addition to household items and distribution of land, these wills also dictate the owners' desires regarding who would inherit slaves. Four other documents, not closely resembling any of the other legal pieces comprise their own subseries. When possible, all of the Legal Documents are listed in alphabetical order by the last name of the creator.

Bushrod Washington, a well-respected Judge, was active in affairs aside from running his family estate. Evidence of these can be found in the Social series, 1816-1829. The American Bible Society and the Bunker Hill Monument Association were among the organizations in which Judge Washington was involved.

A formula for cement, mailed to the President of the United States, Mount Vernon, and recipes highlight the Miscellaneous series, 1795 and undated.

Some of the oldest material in the collection is found in the Indenture Notices (Land Deeds) series, 1662-1814. These documents relate the history of land ownership among the Bushrod and Washington families, as well as several of their neighbors and associates. While technically legal documents, the size of several of the deeds precludes their being stored alongside the papers of the Legal Documents series. Arranged chronologically, the Indenture Notices specify all the details of the transaction, including the amount of land, location, and purchase price.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in the following series and subseries:

Series 1. Correspondence (Arranged alphabetically by creator's last name then chronologically, with undated materials listed last.)

Series 2. Legal Documents (Six subseries: Estate Matters, Financial Agreements, Land Disputes, Plats, Wills, and Other)

Series 3. Social

Series 4. Miscellaneous

Series 5. Indenture Notices (Land Deeds)

Related Material

Additional manuscripts related to Bushrod Washington and his family can be found in the George Washington Collection, Martha Washington Collection, Historic Manuscript Collection, Elswyth Thane Beebe Collection of Washington Family Papers, and Potomac Navigation Company Records.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
  • Bushrod, John, 1662-1719
  • Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853
  • Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824
  • Duvall, Gabriel, 1752-1844
  • Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
  • Ford, West, approximately 1784-1863
  • Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
  • Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler, 1757-1854
  • Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878
  • Herbert, Bushrod Washington, -1888
  • Lee, Edmund Jennings, 1772-1843
  • Lee, Henry, 1756-1818
  • Lee, Ludwell, 1760-1836
  • Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865
  • Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839
  • Lewis, Robert, 1769-1829
  • Marshall, John, 1755-1835
  • Mason, John, 1766-1849
  • Mercer, James, 1736-1793
  • Moore, Richard Channing, 1762-1841
  • Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
  • Peters, Richard, 1744-1828
  • Powel, Elizabeth Willing, 1743-1830
  • Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792
  • Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866
  • Stockton, Richard, 1764-1828
  • Story, Joseph, 1779-1845
  • Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
  • Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
  • Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
  • Washington, Bushrod, 1785-1830
  • Washington, Charles, 1738-1799
  • Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
  • Washington, George Augustine, approximately 1759-1793
  • Washington, George Corbin, 1789-1854
  • Washington, George Steptoe, 1771-1809
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
  • Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855
  • Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
  • Washington, John Augustine, 1789-1832
  • Washington, Lawrence, 1718-1752
  • Washington, Lund, 1737-1796
  • Washington, Mary Ball, 1708-1789
  • Washington, Thomas Blackburn, 1812-1854
  • Wythe, George, 1726-1806

Container List

Series 1. Correspondence
1780-1835; undatedEnglish.
  • Text box: 1 folder: 1
    Urbain Babier, Philadelphia, to Bushrod Washington
    1 pages
    1822 August 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed "Urbain Babier" with integral address panel. Babier writes in a mixture of French and English to Bushrod admonishing him for being a slave holder. Docketed by Bushrod on verso "anonymous and... impertinent."

  • Text box: 1 folder: 2
    E. Blackburn, Spring Grove, to Bushrod Washington
    2 pages
    1816 January 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    A letter from the brother of Bushrod's wife, Julia Ann Blackburn Washington.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 3
    Rebecca Bladget to John Marshall
    3 pages
    1829 December 1English.
  • Text box: 1 folder: 4
    Charles Caldwell, Philadelphia, to Bushrod Washington
    Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853
    2 pages
    1814 May 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Caldwell asks Bushrod for help gathering information for biographies he is writing of John Randolph and Captain Lewis Warrington.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 5
    Gabriel Duvall, Marietta, to Bushrod Washington
    Duvall, Gabriel, 1752-1844
    2 pages
    1829 August 31English.
  • Text box: 1 folder: 6
    William Gauvard to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
    1 pages
    1825 March 18English.
  • Text box: 1 folder: 7
    Elizabeth Hamilton to Bushrod Washington
    Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler, 1757-1854
    2 pages
    1818English.
    Scope and Contents

    Elizabeth Hamilton writes about her husband Alexander Hamilton's legacy and invites Bushrod and his wife to stay with her next time they are in New York.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 7
    Elizabeth Hamilton to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
    Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler, 1757-1854
    2 pages
    1820 JanuaryEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Letter delivered by William Hodgson, an English gentleman touring America. Elizabeth Hamilton writes to Bushrod about news from New York.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 8
    B. F. Herbert to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    4 pages
    1825 September 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Herbert writes that Elizabeth Hamilton is hoping to acquire some of the correspondence between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 9
    Edmund Jennings Lee, Alexandria, to Bushrod Washington, Washington City
    Lee, Edmund Jennings, 1772-1843
    3 pages
    1828 January 31English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 10
    John Mason, George Town, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
    Mason, John, 1766-1849
    3 pages
    1829 April 24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 11
    Richard Channing Moore, New York, to Bushrod Washington
    Moore, Richard Channing, 1762-1841
    4 pages
    1813 December 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Episcopal clergyman Richard Channing Moore writes to Bushrod that he might become the rector of a church in Richmond. In 1814, Moore was elected bishop of the Diocese of Richmond.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 12
    Richard Peters, Belmont, to Bushrod Washington, City of Washington
    Peters, Richard, 1744-1828
    2 pages
    1826 March 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 12
    Richard Peters, Belmont, to Bushrod Washington, City of Washington
    Peters, Richard, 1744-1828
    2 pages
    1828 February 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 13
    Mary Preto, Washington, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    2 pages
    1829 March 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Mrs. Preto asks Bushrod if he has any influence with Martin Van Buren in the State Department to get a job for her husband.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 14
    Elizabeth Blackburn Scott, Washington, to Bushrod Washington
    1 pages
    1819 April 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    A distant relative of Bushrod's wife writes to ask for assistance.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 14
    Elizabeth Blackburn Scott, Washington, to Bushrod Washington
    1 pages
    1824 May 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    A distant relative of Bushrod's wife writes a second time to ask for assistance.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 15
    G. H. Scott to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
    2 pages
    1825 July 29English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 16
    Memorandum of papers taken from Mount Vernon by Jared Sparks
    Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    2 pages
    1827 MayEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript list in the hand of Jared Sparks of all the papers of George Washington taken by Sparks from Mount Vernon. A note on the verso signed by Bushrod states that the papers were shipped on 13 June 1827 aboard the schooner Alexandria.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 16
    Jared Sparks, Cambridge, to Bushrod Corbin Washington, Claymont
    Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866
    4 pages
    1835 January 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Sparks writes to Bushrod Corbin Washington, executor of the estate of Bushrod Washington, in response to his inquiries about Sparks's progress on his publication of the writings of George Washington.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 17
    George Washington Spotswood, University of Virginia, to Bushrod Washington, Washington
    3 pages
    1829 March 8English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Spotswood writes Bushrod asking his help help getting a job with the Jackson administration.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 18
    Richard Stockton, Princeton, to Bushrod Washington, Washington
    Stockton, Richard, 1764-1828
    2 pages
    1827 February 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 19
    Joseph Story, Salem, to Bushrod Washington
    Story, Joseph, 1779-1845
    1 pages
    1816 November 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 19
    Joseph Story, Salem, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
    Story, Joseph, 1779-1845
    7 pages
    1821 December 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter with integral address panel. Story shares his opinion on various court cases with Bushrod.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 20
    Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Bushrod Washington, Bath, Morgan County
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    2 pages
    1829 August 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Letter addressed to "My Dear Uncle" from the wife of Bushrod Corbin Washington.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to T. Newman
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    1 pages
    1817 June 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Draft copy. Bushrod writes about the sale of land.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to Joseph Delaplaine
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    1 pages
    1817 July 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    Draft copy.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to General van Suchtelen
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    2 pages
    1818 August 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Draft copy. Bushrod writes to General Jan Pieter van Suchtelen, the Russian Minister at Stockholm, in response to his request for "manuscript specimens of the handwriting of some of our most illustrious citizens." Bushrod says he is sending manuscripts written by John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Jay, and George Washington.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to John Marshall
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    1 pages
    1818 August 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Bushrod asks Marshall to look through the Washington letters in his possession and send any related to Alexander Hamilton to Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to Elizabeth Hamilton
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    2 pages
    1818 November 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Draft copy. Bushrod tells Elizabeth Hamilton that he has written to Chief Justice John Marshall about the Alexander Hamilton and George Washington correspondence that she has requested.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    Bushrod Washington, Washington, to James A. Hamilton
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    1 pages
    1822 March 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Draft copy. Bushrod writes to James Hamilton about correspondence between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton that was requested by Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    Bushrod Washington to unidentified recipient
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    4 pages
    undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Draft copy.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 22
    Bushrod Washington Jr., Mount Zephyr, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, Bushrod, 1785-1830
    3 pages
    1823 October 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 22
    Bushrod Washington Jr., Mount Zephyr, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, Bushrod, 1785-1830
    3 pages
    1826 October 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 22
    Bushrod Washington Jr., Mount Zephyr, to Bushrod Washington, Wellesley
    Washington, Bushrod, 1785-1830
    2 pages
    1827 August 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 22
    Bushrod Washington Jr., Mount Zephyr, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, Bushrod, 1785-1830
    3 pages
    1827 October 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 23
    Bushrod Corbin Washington, Norristown, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    2 pages
    1823 April 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Bushrod Corbin Washington writes his uncle that he is on the trail of Charles and Nathan, two of Bushrod's enslaved workers.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    2 pages
    1827 May 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1827 May 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. Three letters on one leaf of papers addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington by his father, sister, and mother.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Anna Maria Thomasina, Hannah Lee Washington, and cousins to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    4 pages
    1827 May 29English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 5 letters on one sheet of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his sister, mother, and cousins.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    3 pages
    1827 June 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on one leaf of paper written to Thomas Blackburn Washington by his mother and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    4 pages
    1827 July 8English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. 3 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his mother, sister, and father.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    3 pages
    1827 August 5-6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his father and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    2 pages
    1827 August 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    2 pages
    1827 August 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    1 pages
    1827 August 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    3 pages
    1827 August 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. Two letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his mother and father.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    3 pages
    1827 August 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    3 pages
    1827 September 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. Two letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his mother and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1827 October 14-17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. Two letters on one leaf of paper addresed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his sister and mother.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1827 October 23-November 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 3 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his father, mother, and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1827 November 20-21English.
    Scope and Contents

    3 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his mother, father, and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1827 November 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    A. M. T. B. Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    1 pages
    1827 December 6English.
  • Text box: 1 folder: 25 DMS 2005.4
    Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, Thomas Blackburn, 1812-18541827 December 6English.
  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    4 pages
    1827 December 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    3 pages
    1827 December 22-24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. Two letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his sister and father.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    4 pages
    1828 January 22-23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his father and sister. Bushrod Corbin writes that he has returned from Richmond to find all his family and friends well, "both white and black."

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1828 February 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 3 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his father, mother, and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1828 March 1-2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington by his mother and father.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    3 pages
    1828 March 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his sister and mother. Also contains doodled signatures of Archibald Fairfax and Bushrod W. Herbert, and Noblet Herbert.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1828 April 3-4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 3 letters on a single leaf of papers addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his father, sister, and mother.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    3 pages
    1828 May 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    2 pages
    1828 June 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Hannah mentions Thomas visiting Mount Vernon.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1828 August 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. 3 letters on one leaf of papers addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington by his father, mother, and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    3 pages
    1828 November 11-12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. Two letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his mother and father.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1828 November 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. Two letters on a single leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his mother and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    4 pages
    1828 December 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 27
    Hannah Lee Washington and Bushrod Herbert Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1829 February 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his sister and cousin.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 27
    Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    4 pages
    1829 February 22-23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panels. 2 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his father and mother.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 27
    Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    4 pages
    1829 May 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his sister and father.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 27
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    4 pages
    1829 July 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 3 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his sister, mother, and father.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 27
    Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    2 pages
    1829 July 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 27
    Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    2 pages
    1829 October 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. 2 letters on one leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his sister and mother.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 27
    Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    2 pages
    1829 October 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    2 pages
    1830 January 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    3 pages
    1830 May 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. Two letters on a single sheet of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his father and mother.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
    3 pages Part of the letter torn away, with loss of text.
    1830 July 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. Two letters on a single sheet of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington by his father and mother.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Fredericktown
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    1 pages
    1830 August 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    3 pages
    1830 October 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1830 December 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on a single sheet of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington by his father and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages
    1831 February 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on a single sheet of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington by his father and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    4 pages Paper torn, with some loss of text.
    1831 May 14-15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on a single sheet of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his father and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    1 pages
    1832 April 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington
    Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
    2 pages
    1832 July 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on a single leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his father and sister.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, University of Virginia
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    4 pages
    1833 February 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 3 letters on a single leaf of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his mother, sister, and father.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, University of Virginia
    Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
    4 pages
    1833 March 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letters signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on a single sheet of paper addressed to Thomas Blackburn Washington from his mother and father.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Needwood, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    3 pages
    1782 November 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Needwood, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    3 pages
    1783 August 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Corbin writes that he had planned to visit Bushrod in Philadelphia but lacks the funds and clothing. He asks on behalf of their father if Bushrod can send books: Horace, Euclid, Cicero's Orations, and a Westminster Greek grammar published in 1754.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington, Alexandria
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    3 pages
    1791 February 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Chantilly, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1791 May 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    4 pages
    1792 January 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Corbin writes that his wife has almost died from "very severe epileptic fits."

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    4 pages
    1792 February 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    4 pages
    1792 February 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Chantilly, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1795 January 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    3 pages
    1795 January 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    4 pages
    1795 February 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Chantilly, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    3 pages
    1795 February 24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    4 pages
    1795 September 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. With additional sheet signed by Corbin describing Walnut Farm in Westmoreland County.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1795 October 31English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 01
    Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    3 pages
    1796 February 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1796 April 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1796 June 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Alexandria, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    3 pages
    1797 April 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Address panel of Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    1 Leaves
    1797 April 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Address panel addressed to Bushrod by Corbin Washington. The letter is not extant.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1797 October 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1798 January 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1798 February 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1798 February 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1798 February 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    3 pages
    1798 March 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1798 March 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1798 March 24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1798 September 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, Walnut Farm
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1799 April 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1799 April 29English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1799 October 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    1 pages
    1799 October 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 02
    Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town
    Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
    2 pages
    1799 November 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 03
    George Augustine Washington, Head Quarters, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, George Augustine, approximately 1759-1793
    4 pages
    1782 June 24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington and John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1782 November 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. 2 letters on 1 leaf of paper written to Bushrod by his mother and father.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    3 pages
    1794 July 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    3 pages
    1795 January 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    2 pages
    1795 April 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Park Gate, to Bushrod Washington, Frederickburg
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    1 pages
    1795 May 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Haywood, to Bushrod Washington, Belvidere
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    3 pages
    1797 February 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Haywood, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    3 pages
    1797 March 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, Belvidere
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    2 pages
    1797 September 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Belvidere
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    2 pages
    1797 November 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Haywood, to Bushrod Washington, Belvidere
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    2 pages
    1798 January 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    2 pages
    1798 April 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 04
    Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond
    Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
    1 pages
    1798 April 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 05
    Jane Charlotte Washington, Blakeley, to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown
    Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855
    4 pages
    1827 August 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 05
    Jane Charlotte Washington to Bushrod Washington, Washington D.C.
    Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855
    3 pages
    1828 February 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 05
    Jane Charlotte Washington, Blakeley, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
    Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855
    4 pages
    1828 May 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1780 July 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1781 July 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. With additional leaf of paper in another hand addressed to "my dear son."

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1782 June 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1782 July 24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington, Prospect Hill, Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1782 November 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington, Fairfield, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1782 November 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    4 pages
    1782 December 31English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    3 pages
    1783 February 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1783 February 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 06
    John Augustine Washington, Fredericksburg, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
    2 pages
    1783 March 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 07
    John Augustine Washington, Needwood Academy, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    3 pages
    1783 April 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 07
    John Augustine Washington, Baltimore, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1783 June 20
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 07
    John Augustine Washington, Baltimore, to Bushrod Washington
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1783 June 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 07
    John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    3 pages
    1783 September 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 07
    John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1784 January 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 07
    John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1784 February 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 07
    John Augustine Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Baltimore
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    1784 March 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel, with note that the letter was sent "By Jeremiah."

  • Text box: 2 folder: 07
    John Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington, Williamsburg
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    2 pages
    circa 1780English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed, undated, with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 07
    John Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia
    Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
    1 pages
    1780sEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Address panel with note on verso about the prices of tea and sugar in Philadelphia.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 08
    Lund Washington, Way Field, to Bushrod Washington, Alexandria
    Washington, Lund, 1737-1796
    1 pages
    1789 May 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Lund writes about crops and horses.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 09
    Samuel George Washington to Bushrod Washington
    1 pages
    1824 June 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. From "Samuel George Washington" to his father, Bushrod Washington. Bushrod had no children and dockets the letter on verso, "From some fool or knave calling himself Samuel F. Washington & my son."

  • Text box: 2 folder: 10
    George Wythe to Bushrod Washington
    Wythe, George, 1726-1806
    1 pages
    1785 JanuaryEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 10
    George Wythe, Richmond, to Bushrod Washington
    Wythe, George, 1726-1806
    1 pages
    1787 December 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 10
    George Wythe to Bushrod Washington
    Wythe, George, 1726-1806
    1 pages
    1787 December 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

Series 2. Legal Documents
1697-1835English.
  • Subseries 2.1. Estate Documents
    1752-1835English.
    • Text box: 4 folder: 11
      Receipt for quitrents paid from the estate of Colonel John Augustine Washington
      1 pages
      1785-1787English.
    • Text box: 4 folder: 11
      Inventory of the division of the furniture at Bushfield
      8 pages
      1785-1787English.
      Scope and Contents

      An inventory of the furniture from John Augustine Washington's estate at Bushfield, which was divided between his wife Hannah and their two sons, Corbin and Bushrod. This document is located within Box 4 (oversized).

    • Text box: 2 folder: 12
      List of land left to Samuel and John Augustine Washington by Lawrence Washington
      1 pages
      circa 1752English.
      Scope and Contents

      List of land, including new patents in Frederick City, left to Samuel Washington and John Augustine Washington by their older half-brother Lawrence Washington. The list also notes that 3,569 acres were given to Charles Washington.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      John Augustine Washington II to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
      Washington, John Augustine, 1789-1832
      3 pages
      1818 July 22English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. John Augustine writes to his uncle about payments received from the Estate of General George Washington.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      John Augustine Washington II to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
      Washington, John Augustine, 1789-1832
      2 pages
      1819 June 25English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph leter signed with integral address panel. John Augustine writes to his uncle about payments received from the Estate of George Washington.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      Ludwell Lee, Belmont, to Bushrod Washington
      Lee, Ludwell, 1760-1836
      3 pages
      1825 September 7English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Ludwell Lee writes on behalf of his brother about a debt due to the estate of George Washington. Lee writes that is brother is unable to pay the debt at the moment because he has recently purchased "some Negroes."

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to W. L. M. Spotswood
      Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
      3 pages
      1826 December 4English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Copy. Bushrod writes to a son of Alexander Spotswood regarding payment owed to the estate of George Washington.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      W. C. Rives, Washington, to Bushrod Washington
      3 pages
      1826 December 4English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter with free franked address panel. Rives writes regarding debts owed by his neighbor to Bushrod, as well as the sale of land from the estate of George Washington near the Dismal Swamp.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      Robert Lewis, Fredericksburg, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
      Lewis, Robert, 1769-1829
      1 pages
      1826 December 19English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Letter regarding the payment of debts owed to the estate of George Washington.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      Robert Lewis, Fredericksburg, to Bushrod Washington, Washington D.C.
      Lewis, Robert, 1769-1829
      1 pages
      1827 January 22English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph leter signed with integral address panel. Letter regarding the payment of debt owed to the estate of George Washington.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      Richard Henry Lee, Leesburg, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon
      Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865
      3 pages
      1829 January 15English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Lee writes about debts owed to the estate of General Washington and mentions visiting Bushrod at Mount Vernon.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      Taxes of the Mount Vernon lands
      1 pages 13 x 19 cm
      1802English.
      Scope and Contents

      A list of taxes on 8,857 acres of land owned by the estate of George Washington in 1802.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      Lawrence Lewis to Bushrod Washington, Alexandria
      Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839
      1 pages
      undatedEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Lewis writes that Samuel Washington has requested the patent for the tract of land on the Kanahwa.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 14
      Copy of decree of George Washington's Executors vs. L. W. McCarty Spotswood and others
      1 pages
      1826 November 7English.
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript copy of "George Washington's Executors against L. W. McCarty Spotswood & others and Mary D. Washington against George Washington's Executors."

    • Text box: 2 folder: 14
      Copy of petition Washington's Executors vs. Washington's Legatees
      3 pages
      1826English.
    • Text box: 2 folder: 14
      Report on George Washington's Executors vs. L W. McCarty Spotswood and others
      2 pages
      1826 November 18English.
    • Text box: 2 folder: 14
      Petition for order of sales of real estate
      Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
      1 pages
      1826 November 12English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document signed "Bush. Washington."

    • Text box: 2 folder: 14
      Report on George Washington's Executors vs. L. W. McCarty and others
      2 pages
      1826 NovemberEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

      Docketed on verso by Bushrod Washington.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 14
      Copy of John Augustine Washington's title
      2 pages
      circa 1826English.
      Scope and Contents

      Taken by William Grayson.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 15
      August Fitzhugh to Robert L. Taylor, Alexandria
      1 pages
      1824 November 1English.
      Scope and Contents

      Note regarding money owed by Fitzhugh's father for land in Charles County.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 15
      Note regarding 5000 acres offered to George Washington in Jefferson County
      Lee, Henry, 1756-1818
      1 pages
      1788 November 20English.
    • Text box: 2 folder: 15
      Wrapper for title papers on the Ohio & Kanawha lands
      1 pages
      1800sEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

      Wrapper docketed "Title papers on the Ohio & Kanhawa Lands which the Legatees have divided..."

    • Text box: 2 folder: 15
      Statement on the city lots sold 7 June 1803
      1 pages
      1803 June 7English.
      Scope and Contents

      Note on the sale of Lot 5 to A. Parke, Lots 12 and 13 to Thomas Peter, and Lot 14 to George S. Washington.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 15
      Condensed statement A from the executors of George Washington's estate
      1 pages
      1826 November 22English.
      Scope and Contents

      List of accounts title "Condensed Statement A" showing credit, cash, and balances with the W. L. McCarty Spotswood, Washington Thornton, H. Fitzhugh, J. N. Ashton, Mary D. Washington, Samuel Washington, Robert Lewis, George Washington Parke Custis, Bushrod Corbin Washington, Thomas Peter, Fayette Ball, Lawrence Lewis, Bushrod Washington, and others.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 15
      Accounts of the executors of George Washington's estate
      4 pages
      circa 1826English.
      Scope and Contents

      List of accounts showing credit, cash, and balances with the W. L. McCarty Spotswood, Washington Thornton, H. Fitzhugh, J. N. Ashton, Mary D. Washington, Samuel Washington, Robert Lewis, George Washington Parke Custis, Bushrod Corbin Washington, Thomas Peter, Fayette Ball, Lawrence Lewis, Bushrod Washington, and others.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 16
      Plat of the late General George Washington's lands in Jefferson County
      1 Leaves
      1803English.
      Scope and Contents

      Survey and plat of George Washington's Bullskin farm and land in Jefferson County.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 17
      Bushrod Washington's burial instructions
      1 pages
      1829 November 14English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document in unidentified hand, recording "confidential communication" received from Bushrod Washington with instructions for his burial.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 17
      Bushrod Washington's instruction regarding the bequest of his law books
      3 pages
      1835 October 28English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document signed R. J. Taylor. In his will, Bushrod Washington instructed that his law books be retained at Mount Vernon by John Augustine Washington II until his nephew Bushrod Washington Herbert turns twenty-one. Then, Herbert will inherit the books if at that time he is "destined to the bar" and determined to practice law.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 17
      Division of Bushrod Washington's stocks and slaves
      2 pages
      1830 April 5English.
      Scope and Contents

      A copy from the County Court of Fairfax of the division of the slaves and stocks from the estate of Bushrod Washington amongst his nephews. Includes a list of the names of the enslaved persons that went to each nephew, with their values.

    • Text box: 2 folder: 18
      Inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Bushrod Washington of Mount Vernon
      Washington, John Augustine, 1789-1832
      20 pages
      circa 1830English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document in the hand of John Augustine Washington II, 20 pages. Includes a list of enslaved workers and household goods listed by room, with some notes on to whom they were bequeathed.

  • Subseries 2.2. Financial Agreements
    1778-1787English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 1
      Bond between William Champe and Servis Willis
      1 pages
      1778 June 19English.
      Scope and Contents

      Bond of indenture witnessed and signed by Charles Washington.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 2
      Agreement between Bushrod Washington and Henry Lee
      Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829Lee, Henry, 1756-1818
      1 pages
      1798 January 29English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document signed by Bushrod Washington and Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, conveying the estate of Belvidere to Washington.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 2
      Agreement between Bushrod Washington and Henry Lee
      Lee, Henry, 1756-1818
      1 pages
      1795 January 21English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document signed by Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee. An agreement about a road connecting the Belvedire estate to a canal.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 2
      Henry Lee to Bushrod Washington, Richmond
      Lee, Henry, 1756-1818
      2 pages
      circa 1795English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 3
      Agreement between Corbin Washington and David Smedley
      Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
      2 pages
      1796 February 11English.
      Scope and Contents

      Agreement about renting a house.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 4
      Agreement between Corbin Washington and Bushrod Washington
      1 pages
      1797 January 8English.
      Scope and Contents

      Agreement for the conveyance of lands in Westmoreland County.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 5
      Bond between Robert Throckmorton and John Augustine Washington
      circa 1787English.
      Scope and Contents

      Undated bond between Robert Throckmorton and John Augustine Washington regarding the sale of land. Witnessed and signed by James Rumsey.

  • Subseries 2.3. Land Disputes
    1736-1790English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 6
      Survey and plat of land owned by Richard Bushrod near the Nomony River
      2 pages
      1736 July 29English.
      Scope and Contents

      Survey created by James Thomas for the action of trespass in the legal case Richard Bushrod vs. Lawrence McNemarra.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 6
      Copy of court order in the case of Richard Bushrod vs. Lawrence McNemarra
      1 pages
      1738 November 1English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 6
      Survey of land owned by Richard Bushrod
      1 pages
      1736 November 24English.
      Scope and Contents

      Survey by James Thomas, surveyor of Westmoreland County.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 7
      Court document from John Nichols vs. William S. Webb
      7 pages
      1819 January 15English.
      Scope and Contents

      Addressed to N. Herbert of Alexandria.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      Deposition of witness forms from Washington vs. Hite
      2 Copies
      1790 January 20English.
      Scope and Contents

      Two print forms from the Commonwealth of Virginia from the case Washington vs. Hite.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      Edmund Pendleton, Caroline, to John Augustine Washington, Bushfield
      Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
      1 pages
      1773 February 20English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      Notes on the history of land belonging to Richard Bushrod
      Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
      2 pages 2 pages of notes and 1 fragment
      1651-1744English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      Notes on the land and genealogy of Richard Bushrod
      Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
      2 pages
      1676-1767English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      Title to the Bushfield land
      Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
      1 pages
      circa 1790English.
  • Subseries 2.4. Plats
    1734-1815; undatedEnglish.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 9
      Plat of Corbin Washington's land in Berkeley
      Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
      1 Sheets
      1793 November 4English.
      Scope and Contents

      Docketed "Rough Draft of my lands in Berkley with observations of no consequence to any body but myself. C Washington."

    • Text box: 3 folder: 9
      Plat of the town of Bath at Berkeley Springs
      1 Sheets
      circa 1780English.
      Scope and Contents

      A plat showing 131 lots and street names in Bath at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The lots are listed with their owners' names and prices. The plat includes lots owned by Gen. Washington and W. Fairfax.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 10
      Plat of Bushrod Corbin Washington, Noblet Herbert, and John Augustine Washington's lands
      circa 1799English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 11
      Plats of three tenements for Mr. Corbin Washington
      1 Sheets
      1789 September 8-9English.
      Scope and Contents

      Surveyed by Chris Collins.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 12
      Plat of John Augustine Washington's several tracts of land in Frederick
      circa 1787English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 12
      Plat of John Augustine Washington's land in Jefferson County
      1 Leaves
      1815 August 17English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 13
      Robert Worthington to Maj. Washington
      1 pages
      undatedEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

      Docketed "Frederick Land Papers" with plat on verso.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 13
      Plat of lands owned by Robert Worthington and Lawrence Washington in West Virginia
      1 Sheets
      1734 April 23English.
      Scope and Contents

      Surveyed by Robert Brook.

  • Subseries 2.5. Wills
    1697-1833English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 14
      Wills of John Bushrod with notes by Bushrod Washington
      Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
      3 Copies
      1719 January 26English.
      Scope and Contents

      Three copies of the will of John Bushrod of Westmoreland County with notes by Bushrod Washington for the case Washington vs. Fauntleroy.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 15
      Copy of the will of John Bushrod made for John Augustine Washington
      4 pages
      1760 December 30English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 15
      Inventory of the estate of John Bushrod
      4 pages
      1761 February 18English.
      Scope and Contents

      An inventory listing household items, furniture, 4 enslaved persons, and animals. With a note by Mildred Bushrod that she received the listed articles from John Augustine Washington on July 27, 1761.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 16
      Last wills and testaments of Thomas Bushrod
      3 Copies
      1697 September 1English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 17
      Last will and testament of Robert Johnston of the Colony of Virginia
      2 pages
      1765 March 5English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 18
      Copy of the will of Richard Lee
      3 pages
      1790 February 16English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 19
      Copy of the last will and testament of Bushrod Washington
      16 pages
      1830 February 12English.
      Scope and Contents

      A copy of Bushrod Washington's will in the Fairfax County Court. Includes instructions for the division of the Mount Vernon property, library, and enslaved population, with instructions that land should be given to West Ford.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 20
      Copy of the last will and testament of George Steptoe Washington
      3 pages
      1807 July 9English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 21
      Copy of the last will and testament of Hannah Bushrod Washington
      8 pages
      circa 1801English.
      Scope and Contents

      A manuscript copy of the last will and testament of Hannah Bushrod Washington, in which she specifies that her body be left out until it putrefies so that she is not buried alive. In her will, Hannah specifies that West Ford, the son of an enslaved woman named Venus, should be inoculated from smallpox, apprenticed to a tradesman, and freed at the age of twenty-one.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 22
      Copies of the last will and testament of John Augustine Washington
      2 Copies
      1785 November 19English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 23
      Copy of the last will and testament of John Augustine Washington II
      2 pages
      1833 June 24English.
      Scope and Contents

      A "true" manuscript copy made from the original, which is dated July 8, 1830. In his will, John Augustine gives his wife Jane the power to dispose of any of his enslaved workers who are disobedient to her after his death. He also stipulates that his children may sell the Mount Vernon estate to the government if Congress wants it.

  • Subseries 2.6. Other
    1759-1813English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 24
      Bond between John Bushrod and Joseph Peirce, William Peirce, and Edward Ransdell
      1759 June 26English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 25
      Form of the declaration for assurance for Bushrod Washington
      Washington, Bushrod, 1762-18291796 FebruaryEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

      Printed form with manuscript inputs. Signed on verso B. Washington. Insurance application for Bushrod's residence Belvedary in Richmond City in the county of Henrico. Includes a plan of three buildings – a kitchen, dwelling, and office.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 26
      Draft of George Washington's memorial to Lord Dunmore
      Mercer, James, 1736-17931771 NovemberEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document in the hand of James Mercer, with an autograph signed note. With integral address panel addressed to George Washington Esq, "present." This memorial or petition was sent by Washington to Dunmore to request additional surveys of the Kanawha lands granted to Virginia veterans of the French and Indian War.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 27
      Property sold at Selby and valuation of negroes
      1813 January 12English.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document. A list of household goods and animals sold at Selby, with an additional list of the sale of the enslaved workers Abraham, Caeser, Siphah, Robin, Daniel, Toby, Harry, and Moses.

Series 3. Social
1816-1829English.
  • Text box: 3 folder: 28
    American Bible Society to Bushrod Washington
    1816-1825English.
    Scope and Contents

    Four letters related to Bushrod Washington's involvement in the American Bible Society.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 29
    American Sunday School Union to Bushrod Washington
    1829 June 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Letter informing Bushrod Washington he has been named Vice President of the American Sunday School Union, 1829 June 2

  • Text box: 3 folder: 30
    Bunker Hill Monument Association to Bushrod Washington
    Everett, Edward, 1794-18651825 August 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Letter from Edward Everett informing Bushrod Washington that he has been named an honorary member of the Bunker Hill Monument Association.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 31
    Philadelphia Southern Society to Bushrod Washington
    1818 November 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Contains 2 items:

    Constitution of the Philadelphia Southern Society, 1818 May 13 - a rinted pamphlet, 4 pages, with manuscript additions to the list of members.
    Letter informing Bushrod Washington that he has been named an honorary member of the Philadelphia Southern Society.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 32
    Office of the Colonization Society to Bushrod Washington
    1828 January 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Letter to Bushrod Washington asking for financial support.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 33
    Letters from Colleges to Bushrod Washington
    1824-1829English.
    Scope and Contents

    Contains 3 letters:

    Letter informing Bushrod Washington that he has been named an honorary member of the Peithesophian Society of Rutgers College, 1829 October 3
    Letter informing Bushrod Washington that Harvard University has conferred on him the honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1828 March 3
    Letter inviting Bushrod Washington to become an honorary member of the Franklin Society of Penn University, 1824 June 31

Series 4. Miscellaneous
1795-1816; undatedEnglish.
  • Text box: 3 folder: 34
    Appointment of commissioners by the House of Delegates of Maryland
    1795 December 21English.
  • Text box: 3 folder: 35
    George Washington's formula for cement
    Washington, George, 1732-1799circa 1795English.
    Scope and Contents

    Addressed to the President of the United States, Mount Vernon, and docketed "cement" in George Washington's hand.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 36
    Recipes for French rolls and French bread
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document, docketed by Bushrod Washington.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 36
    Recipe for making muffins from Elizabeth Powel to Bushrod Washington
    Powel, Elizabeth Willing, 1743-18301816 November 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document in the hand of Elizabeth Powel, docketed by Bushrod Washington. Addressed to Judge Washington "with Mrs. Powels best wishes."

Series 5. Indentures and Land Deeds
1662-1814English.
  • Text box: 4
    Land grant from Reid Maddocks to Richard Bushrod
    1662English.
  • Text box: 4
    Land grant to Thomas Bushrod
    1669 July 2English.
  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between Thomas Bushrod and John Bushrod
    1680 November 27English.
  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between George Soarles and John Bushrod
    1694 March 28English.
  • Text box: 4
    Land grant to Thomas Bushrod
    1695 MarchEnglish.
  • Text box: 4
    Land grant from Marguritte Lady Culpeper and Catherine Lady Fairfax to John Bushrod
    1710 September 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    For land in the Northern Neck of Virginia.

  • Text box: 4
    Land grant from Samuel Brittain to James Taffy
    1711 October 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document signed. With note on verso by the wife of Robert Worthington that she received four pounds seven shillings from Major Lawrence Washington for lease of the land. Dated 1741 October 14.

  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between Daniel and Frances Mason Bryant and John Bushrod
    1716 October 30English.
  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between Daniel and Frances Mason Bryant and John Bushrod
    1716 October 31English.
  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between the Trustees of Fredericksburgh and John Waller
    1740 August 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document. Fragile with tape repairs and loss of text.

  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between John Waller and Augustine Washington
    1741 March 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document signed John Waller. For the sale of one acre of land and a house in Fredericksburgh in the County of Spotsylvania. With partial manuscript transcription written on Washington State Senate stationary, dated 1950.

  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between David Griffith and James McCracken
    1750 April 5English.
  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between Robert and Margaret Worthington and Robert Worthington
    1768 March 9English.
  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between Robert Worthington, Jr., and John Augustine Washington
    1768 April 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document signed. For land in Fredrick County.

  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between John Augustine Washington and Mary Washington
    1798 October 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document signed by John Augustine Washington, Charles Washington, and George A. Washington. For land in Fredericksburg leased by John Augustine to his mother, Mary Ball Washington.

  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between Charles and Ann Lee and Corbin Washington
    1798 October 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document. Copy of indenture for land in Fairfax County.

  • Text box: 4
    Indenture between Richard Henry Lee Washington and John Augustine Washington and Bushrod Corbin Washington
    1814 January 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document signed. For land in Fairfax County.