Bushrod Washington Family Papers, 1662-1835 RM.1174

Bushrod Washington Family Papers, 1662-1835 RM.1174


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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 Papers1662-1835
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, Special Collections, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, VA."


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
  • 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
  • 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; undated.
  • Urbain Babier, Philadelphia, to Bushrod Washington, 1822 August 12. box: 1, Text folder: 1,
    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."

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

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

  • Rebecca Bladget to John Marshall, 1829 December 1. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
  • Charles Caldwell, Philadelphia, to Bushrod Washington, 1814 May 13. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    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.

  • Gabriel Duvall, Marietta, to Bushrod Washington, 1829 August 31. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
  • William Gauvard to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1825 March 18. box: 1, Text folder: 6,
  • Elizabeth Hamilton to Bushrod Washington, 1818. box: 1, Text folder: 7,
    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.

  • Elizabeth Hamilton to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1820 January. box: 1, Text folder: 7,
    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.

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

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

  • Edmund Jennings Lee, Alexandria, to Bushrod Washington, Washington City, 1828 January 31. box: 1, Text folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Richard Channing Moore, New York, to Bushrod Washington, 1813 December 17. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    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.

  • Richard Peters, Belmont, to Bushrod Washington, City of Washington, 1826 March 10. box: 1, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Mary Preto, Washington, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1829 March 23. box: 1, Text folder: 13,
    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Memorandum of papers taken from Mount Vernon by Jared Sparks, 1827 May. box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    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.

  • Jared Sparks, Cambridge, to Bushrod Corbin Washington, Claymont, 1835 January 7. box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    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.

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

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

  • Richard Stockton, Princeton, to Bushrod Washington, Washington, 1827 February 12. box: 1, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Joseph Story, Salem, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1821 December 21. box: 1, Text folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Bushrod Washington, Bath, Morgan County, 1829 August 23. box: 1, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

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

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

    Draft copy. Bushrod writes about the sale of land.

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

    Draft copy.

  • Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to General van Suchtelen, 1818 August 10. box: 1, Text folder: 21,
    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.

  • Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to John Marshall, 1818 August 10. box: 1, Text folder: 21,
    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.

  • Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, to Elizabeth Hamilton, 1818 November 27. box: 1, Text folder: 21,
    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.

  • Bushrod Washington, Washington, to James A. Hamilton, 1822 March 12. box: 1, Text folder: 21,
    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.

  • Bushrod Washington to unidentified recipient, undated. box: 1, Text folder: 21,
    Scope and Contents

    Draft copy.

  • Bushrod Washington Jr., Mount Zephyr, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1823 October 16. box: 1, Text folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Washington Jr., Mount Zephyr, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1826 October 7. box: 1, Text folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Washington Jr., Mount Zephyr, to Bushrod Washington, Wellesley, 1827 August 4. box: 1, Text folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Washington Jr., Mount Zephyr, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1827 October 14. box: 1, Text folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Corbin Washington, Norristown, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1823 April 12. box: 1, Text folder: 23,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 May 18. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 May 27. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    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.

  • Anna Maria Thomasina, Hannah Lee Washington, and cousins to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 May 29. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    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.

  • Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 June 23. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 July 8. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 August 5-6. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    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.

  • Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 August 11. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 August 11. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 August 19. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    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.

  • Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 August 30. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 September 13. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
    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.

  • Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 October 14-17. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 October 23-November 4. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 November 20-21. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 November 28. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • A. M. T. B. Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 December 6. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
  • DMS 2005.4: Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 December 6. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
  • Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, 1827 December 11. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 December 22-24. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
    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.

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

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1828 February 20. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1828 March 1-2. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    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.

  • Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1828 March 27. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1828 April 3-4. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1828 May 7. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1828 June 20. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Hannah mentions Thomas visiting Mount Vernon.

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1828 August 20. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City, 1828 November 11-12. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    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.

  • Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City, 1828 November 27. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
    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.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Hannah Lee Washington and Bushrod Herbert Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City, 1829 February 13. box: 1, Text folder: 27,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City, 1829 February 22-23. box: 1, Text folder: 27,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, New York City, 1829 May 7. box: 1, Text folder: 27,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1829 July 6. box: 1, Text folder: 27,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1829 July 27. box: 1, Text folder: 27,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Anna Maria Thomasina and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1829 October 26. box: 1, Text folder: 27,
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1829 October 28. box: 1, Text folder: 27,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1830 May 30. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1830 July 19. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    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.

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

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Bushrod Corbin Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1830 October 17. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1830 December 15. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1831 February 26. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Long Island, 1831 May 14-15. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    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.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, 1832 July 17. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin, Anna Maria Thomasina, and Hannah Lee Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, University of Virginia, 1833 February 18. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    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.

  • Bushrod Corbin and Anna Maria Thomasina Washington to Thomas Blackburn Washington, University of Virginia, 1833 March 28. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
    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.

  • Corbin Washington, Needwood, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1782 November 2. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Corbin Washington, Needwood, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1783 August 18. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    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.

  • Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington, Alexandria, 1791 February 17. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington, 1792 January 26. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington, 1792 February 18. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington, 1792 February 23. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town, 1795 January 30. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1795 February 4. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Corbin Washington, Chantilly, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town, 1795 February 24. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Corbin Washington, Walnut Farm, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town, 1795 September 14. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1795 October 31. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1796 February 15. box: 2, Text folder: 01,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Corbin Washington, Alexandria, to Bushrod Washington, 1797 April 15. box: 2, Text folder: 02,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

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

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

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter with integral address panel.

  • Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, Richmond Town, 1798 March 10. box: 2, Text folder: 02,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Corbin Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, 1799 October 20. box: 2, Text folder: 02,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • George Augustine Washington, Head Quarters, to Bushrod Washington, 1782 June 24. box: 2, Text folder: 03,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington and John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1782 November 26. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    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.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1794 July 18. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, 1795 January 30. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, 1795 April 26. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Park Gate, to Bushrod Washington, Frederickburg, 1795 May 6. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Haywood, to Bushrod Washington, Belvidere, 1797 February 3. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Haywood, to Bushrod Washington, 1797 March 15. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Selby, to Bushrod Washington, Belvidere, 1797 September 30. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Belvidere, 1797 November 5. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Haywood, to Bushrod Washington, Belvidere, 1798 January 26. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond, 1798 April 13. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Hannah Bushrod Washington, Bushfield, to Bushrod Washington, Richmond, 1798 April 20. box: 2, Text folder: 04,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Jane Charlotte Washington, Blakeley, to Thomas Blackburn Washington, Middletown, 1827 August 19. box: 2, Text folder: 05,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Jane Charlotte Washington to Bushrod Washington, Washington D.C., 1828 February 4. box: 2, Text folder: 05,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • Jane Charlotte Washington, Blakeley, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1828 May 25. box: 2, Text folder: 05,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

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

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1782 December 31. box: 2, Text folder: 06,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1783 February 4. box: 2, Text folder: 06,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • John Augustine Washington, Fredericksburg, to Bushrod Washington, 1783 March 18. box: 2, Text folder: 06,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • John Augustine Washington, Needwood Academy, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1783 April 4. box: 2, Text folder: 07,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • John Augustine Washington, Blenheim, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1783 September 4. box: 2, Text folder: 07,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

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

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

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

    Autograph letter signed, undated, with integral address panel.

  • John Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1780s. box: 2, Text folder: 07,
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Lund Washington, Way Field, to Bushrod Washington, Alexandria, 1789 May 23. box: 2, Text folder: 08,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Lund writes about crops and horses.

  • Samuel George Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1824 June 20. box: 2, Text folder: 09,
    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."

  • George Wythe to Bushrod Washington, 1785 January. box: 2, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • George Wythe, Richmond, to Bushrod Washington, 1787 December 3. box: 2, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

  • George Wythe to Bushrod Washington, 1787 December 9. box: 2, Text folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

Series 2. Legal Documents, 1697-1835.
  • Subseries 2.1. Estate Documents, 1752-1835.
    • Receipt for quitrents paid from the estate of Colonel John Augustine Washington, circa 1787. box: 2, Text folder: 11,
    • Inventory of the division of the furniture at Bushfield, circa 1787. box: 2, Text folder: 11,
      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.

    • List of land left to Samuel and John Augustine Washington by Lawrence Washington, circa 1752. box: 2, Text folder: 12,
      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.

    • John Augustine Washington II to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1818 July 22. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
      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.

    • John Augustine Washington II to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1819 June 25. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
      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.

    • Ludwell Lee, Belmont, to Bushrod Washington, 1825 September 7. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
      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."

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

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

    • W. C. Rives, Washington, to Bushrod Washington, 1826 December 4. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
      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.

    • Robert Lewis, Fredericksburg, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1826 December 19. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Robert Lewis, Fredericksburg, to Bushrod Washington, Washington D.C., 1827 January 22. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Richard Henry Lee, Leesburg, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1829 January 15. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
      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.

    • Taxes of the Mount Vernon lands, 1802. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Lawrence Lewis to Bushrod Washington, Alexandria, undated. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Copy of decree of George Washington's Executors vs. L. W. McCarty Spotswood and others, 1826 November 7. box: 2, Text folder: 14,
      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."

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

      Autograph document signed "Bush. Washington."

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

      Docketed on verso by Bushrod Washington.

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

      Taken by William Grayson.

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

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

    • Note regarding 5000 acres offered to George Washington in Jefferson County, 1788 November 20. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
    • Wrapper for title papers on the Ohio & Kanawha lands, 1800s. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Statement on the city lots sold 7 June 1803, 1803 June 7. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
      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.

    • Condensed statement A from the executors of George Washington's estate, 1826 November 22. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
      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.

    • Accounts of the executors of George Washington's estate, circa 1826. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
      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.

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

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

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

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

    • Bushrod Washington's instruction regarding the bequest of his law books, 1835 October 28. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
      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.

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

    • Inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Bushrod Washington of Mount Vernon, circa 1830. box: 2, Text folder: 18,
      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, 1778-1787.
    • Bond between William Champe and Servis Willis, 1778 June 19. box: 3, Text folder: 1,
      Scope and Contents

      Bond of indenture witnessed and signed by Charles Washington.

    • Agreement between Bushrod Washington and Henry Lee, 1798 January 29. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Agreement between Bushrod Washington and Henry Lee, 1795 January 21. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
      Scope and Contents

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

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

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

    • Agreement between Corbin Washington and David Smedley, 1796 February 11. box: 3, Text folder: 3,
      Scope and Contents

      Agreement about renting a house.

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

      Agreement for the conveyance of lands in Westmoreland County.

    • Bond between Robert Throckmorton and John Augustine Washington, circa 1787. box: 3, Text folder: 5,
      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, 1736-1790.
    • Survey and plat of land owned by Richard Bushrod near the Nomony River, 1736 July 29. box: 3, Text folder: 6,
      Scope and Contents

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

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

      Survey by James Thomas, surveyor of Westmoreland County.

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

      Addressed to N. Herbert of Alexandria.

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

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

    • Edmund Pendleton, Caroline, to John Augustine Washington, Bushfield, 1773 February 20. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel.

    • Notes on the history of land belonging to Richard Bushrod, 1651-1744. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
    • Notes on the land and genealogy of Richard Bushrod, 1676-1767. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
    • Title to the Bushfield land, circa 1790. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
  • Subseries 2.4. Plats, 1734-1815; undated.
    • Plat of Corbin Washington's land in Berkeley, 1793 November 4. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Plat of the town of Bath at Berkeley Springs, circa 1780. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      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.

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

      Surveyed by Chris Collins.

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

      Docketed "Frederick Land Papers" with plat on verso.

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

      Surveyed by Robert Brook.

  • Subseries 2.5. Wills, 1697-1833.
    • Wills of John Bushrod with notes by Bushrod Washington, 1719 January 26. box: 3, Text folder: 14,
      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.

    • Copy of the will of John Bushrod made for John Augustine Washington, 1760 December 30. box: 3, Text folder: 15,
    • Inventory of the estate of John Bushrod, 1761 February 18. box: 3, Text folder: 15,
      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.

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

    • Copy of the last will and testament of George Steptoe Washington, 1807 July 9. box: 3, Text folder: 20,
    • Copy of the last will and testament of Hannah Bushrod Washington, circa 1801. box: 3, Text folder: 21,
      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 putrifies 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.

    • Copies of the last will and testament of John Augustine Washington, 1785 November 19. box: 3, Text folder: 22,
    • Copy of the last will and testament of John Augustine Washington II, 1833 June 24. box: 3, Text folder: 23,
      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, 1759-1813.
    • Bond between John Bushrod and Joseph Peirce, William Peirce, and Edward Ransdell, 1759 June 26. box: 3, Text folder: 24,
    • Form of the declaration for assurance for Bushrod Washington, 1796 February. box: 3, Text folder: 25,
      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.

    • Draft of George Washington's memorial to Lord Dunmore, 1771 November. box: 3, Text folder: 26,
      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.

    • Property sold at Selby and valuation of negroes, 1813 January 12. box: 3, Text folder: 27,
      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, 1816-1829.
  • American Bible Society to Bushrod Washington, 1816-1825. box: 3, Text folder: 28,
    Scope and Contents

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

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

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

  • Bunker Hill Monument Association to Bushrod Washington, 1825 August 9. box: 3, Text folder: 30,
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Philadelphia Southern Society to Bushrod Washington, 1818 November 14. box: 3, Text folder: 31,
    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.

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

    Letter to Bushrod Washington asking for financial support.

  • Letters from Colleges to Bushrod Washington, 1824-1829. box: 3, Text folder: 33,
    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; undated.
  • Appointment of commissioners by the House of Delegates of Maryland, 1795 December 21. box: 3, Text folder: 34,
  • George Washington's formula for cement, circa 1795. box: 3, Text folder: 35,
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Recipes for French rolls and French bread, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 36,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document, docketed by Bushrod Washington.

  • Recipe for making muffins from Elizabeth Powel to Bushrod Washington, 1816 November 13. box: 3, Text folder: 36,
    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, 1662-1814.
  • Land grant from Reid Maddocks to Richard Bushrod, 1662. box: 4, Text
  • Land grant to Thomas Bushrod, 1669 July 2. box: 4, Text
  • Indenture between Thomas Bushrod and John Bushrod, 1680 November 27. box: 4, Text
  • Indenture between George Soarles and John Bushrod, 1694 March 28. box: 4, Text
  • Land grant to Thomas Bushrod, 1695 March. box: 4, Text
  • Land grant from Marguritte Lady Culpeper and Catherine Lady Fairfax to John Bushrod, 1710 September 4. box: 4, Text
    Scope and Contents

    For land in the Northern Neck of Virginia.

  • Land grant from Samuel Brittain to James Taffy, 1711 October 15. box: 4, Text
    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.

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

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

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

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

    Autograph document signed. For land in Fredrick County.

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

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

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

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

    Autograph document signed. For land in Fairfax County.