John Augustine Washington III and Family Papers, 1771-1994 2018.SC.097

John Augustine Washington III and Family Papers, 1771-1994 2018.SC.097


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Katherine Hoarn, Special Collections Librarian, updated by Audrey Abrams, May 2021.

Repository
Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
Identification
2018.SC.097
Title
John Augustine Washington III and Descendants Papers1771-1994
Quantity
4.25 Linear Feet, 6 boxes
Creator
Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
Creator
Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866
Creator
Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-1862
Creator
Washington, Anne Madison, 1882-1966
Creator
Washington, John Augustine, 1821-1861
Creator
Washington, Lawrence, 1854-1920
Creator
Washington, Patty Willis, 1880-1971
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.

Preferred Citation

"[Name and date of item], John Augustine Washington III and Family Papers, Special Collections, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, VA."


Biographical / Historical

John Augustine Washington III (1821-1861): John Augustine Washington III was the great-grand nephew of George Washington and the last private owner of Mount Vernon. The fourth of five children, he was born on May 3, 1821 to John Augustine Washington II and Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington. John Augustine spent his childhood at his parents' Blakeley plantation near present day Charles Town, West Virginia. After the deaths of Bushrod Washington and his wife Julia in 1829, the Mount Vernon estate became the possession of John Augustine Washington II. After John Augustine Washington II passed away in June 1832, the estate was left to his widow Jane Charlotte. John Augstine Washington III graduated from the University of Virginia in 1840, returning to Mount Vernon in September 1841 with a proposition to manage the estate for his mother. She agreed, loaning him twenty-two slaves and contracting his employment for five hundred dollars per year for seven years. Upon Jane Charlotte's death in 1855, as the oldest living male heir, John Augustine Washington III became the last owner private owner of Mount Vernon.

Lawrence Washington (1854-1920): Lawrence Washington was the fifth child and eldest son of John Augustine Washington III and Eleanor Love Selden Washington. He was born at Mount Vernon on January 14, 1854. He married Frances Willis Lackland on June 14, 1876, and the couple had twelve children, including Anne Madison and Patty Willis Washington, who inherited a large collection of Washington relics from their father.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and other documents related to John Augustine Washington III and his son Lawrence, as well as his granddaughters Anne and Patty. The bulk of the correspondence series are letters sent to John Augustine Washington III 1840-1860. They deal with family affairs and the management of various family plantations, including Mount Vernon. The late-nineteenth and twentieth century papers are divided into subject files, largely related to the gift and sale of Washington family relics owned by John Augustine's descendants.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in the following series and subseries. Series 1-3. are arranged chronologically, with undated materials listed last. Series 4. is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 1. Correspondence

Series 2. Legal Documents

Series 3. Financial Records

Series 4. Subject Files

Subseries 4.1. Braddock Sash Subseries 4.2. Chapman Portrait of the Family of Mrs. John Augustine Washington Subseries 4.3. Christ Church, Alexandria Subseries 4.4. Dismal Swamp Land Company Subseries 4.5. Genealogical Notes Subseries 4.6. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Subseries 4.7. Lawrence Washington (1854-1920) Subseries 4.8. Louis XVI Engraving Subseries 4.9. Newspaper Clippings Subseries 4.10. Portrait of Lawrence Washington Subseries 4.11. Swords of George Washington Subseries 4.12. Typescript Documents Subseries 4.13. Washington Descendants

Series 5. Prints and Photographic Materials

Related Material

Bushrod Washington Family Papers, Elswyth Thane Beebe Collection of Washington Family Papers, Historic Manuscripts Collection, John Augustine Washington III and Eleanor Love Selden Correspondence, John Augustine Washington III and Mount Vernon Ladies Association (MVLA) Collection

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alexander, Anna Maria Washington, 1817-1850
  • Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
  • Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866
  • Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-1862
  • Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857
  • Dodge, Harrison Howell, 1852-1937
  • Fitzgerald, John, -1799
  • Ford, West, approximately 1784-1863
  • Herbert, Bushrod Washington, -1888
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
  • Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-1847
  • Mitchell, Jim, active 1837-1870
  • Wall, Charles Cecil, 1903-1995
  • Washington, Anne Madison, 1882-1966
  • Washington, Bushrod C. (Bushrod Corbin), 1839-1919
  • Washington, Eleanor Love Selden, 1824-1860
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855
  • Washington, John Augustine, 1789-1832
  • Washington, John Augustine, 1821-1861
  • Washington, Lawrence, 1854-1920
  • Washington, Patty Willis, 1880-1971
  • Washington, William Augustine, 1757-1810
  • Washington, William Lanier, 1865-1933

Container List

Series 1. Correspondence, 1797-1861; undated.
  • St. Clair, Staunton, to Mrs. Frances Hubbard, Williamsburg, 1797 September 19. box: 1, Text folder: 1797.09.19,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter addressed to "My dear dear Mama."

  • John Rose, Montrose, to William Augustine Washington, Haywood, 1801 June 16. box: 1, Text folder: 1801.06.16,
    Scope and Contents

    Writes about a jury's unfavorable judgement in the case of a bond.

  • Elizabeth Bowyer, Thorn Hill, to Miss Frances Griggs, Charlestown, 1835 February 25. box: 1, Text folder: 1835.02.25,
    Scope and Contents

    Sends greetings to many acquaintances and relations. Has been taking music lessons in the winter. Asks when they are coming to see them and for information on various relations.

  • Caleb Russell, Quantico Factory, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, 1837 June 12. box: 1, Text folder: 1837.06.12,
    Scope and Contents

    Russell writes that he had sent some of the wool, at the direction of the overseer, received last summer to a factory in Fredericksburg to be made into fine cloth, as he is unable to do that. Since then he has heard nothing about it, despite writing to them several times.

  • Judith B. Alexander to Jane C. Washington, 1839 April 30. box: 1, Text folder: 1839.04.30,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses the death of Louisa. Writes that Mr. Alexander will bring the corn crop up soon. Gives news of various acquaintances.

  • George Mason, Hollin Hall, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, 1839 May 27. box: 1, Text folder: 1839.05.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed.

  • F. F. Lee, Washington City, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, 1839 June 15. box: 1, Text folder: 1839.06.15,
    Scope and Contents

    Lee writes that she will visit Mount Vernon for a few days with Mary and Rosa.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1839 December 13. box: 1, Text folder: 1839.12.13,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes to her nephew Augustine encouraging him to remain at the University of Virginia instead of going to Washington to work.

  • Bella Jones Adams, Philadelphia, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, 3 June 1840. box: 1, Text folder: 1840.06.03,
    Scope and Contents

    Writes that the memorandum tablet was sent by Martha, not her. She didn't send the butter cooler due to fearing for its condition. She wants Jane to visit during the summer and asks after her crops.

  • Judith B. Alexander, Caledon, to John Augustine Washington III, 1842 February 8. box: 1, Text folder: 1842.02.08,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes that she is suffering from melancholy and writes of religious matters. She also writes, "I observed with pleasure you have forbidden the intrusion of stages and omnibuses." She asks that she be fondly remembered to Aunt Jenny, "my poor old Joe Mitchum," Phil, West, Eliza, and Sarah.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1842 March 4. box: 1, Text folder: 1842.03.04,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that he wants Augustine to have Cary ready at Miss Mandeville's to be brought home. Jane C. Washington is with the Alexanders.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander, Prospect Hill, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1842 May 3. box: 1, Text folder: 1842.05.03,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah wishes Augustine a happy 21st birthday. Urges religious faith to gain lasting happiness. Gives family news.

  • Judith B. Alexander, Caledon, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1842 June 27. box: 1, Text folder: 1842.06.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about harvest, wheat crops, debt, and difficulties. Judith hopes to visit Augustine at Mount Vernon and urges him to have faith.

  • Judith B. Alexander, Caledon, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1843 January 20. box: 1, Text folder: 1843.01.20,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes that she is unable to attend his wedding to Nelly but her husband will come. She has heard great things about Nelly. Long discussion of William Alexander and his difficulties. Talks about her love of flowers and pleasure at the improvement of the garden and greenhouse at Mount Vernon.

  • John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to William Ball, Exeter, 1843 November 5. box: 1, Text folder: 1843.11.05,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Retained copy. Augustine writes about corn crops in Exeter.

  • Hannah Lee Washington, Prospect Hill, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, circa 1844 February 29. box: 1, Text folder: 1844.02.29,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah writes of family news and says that things have been gloomy at Blakeley since Jane left. She is happy to hear about the birth of a daughter to Nelly.

  • William Downing, Chitton Hill, to John Augustine Washington III, 1844 March 18. box: 1, Text folder: 1844.03.18,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about the sale of lime.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1844 March 20. box: 1, Text folder: 1844.07.25,
    Scope and Contents

    Mr. Burns will release Washington from his contract. Mr. Roper is interested in purchasing the farm. Congratulates him on the birth of his daughter and wishes him "good luck to have a dozzen." Discusses the new set of six sheriffs elected and crops.

  • John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Mr. Downing, 1844 March 28. box: 1, Text folder: 1844.03.28,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Retained copy. About the delivery of lime to Mount Vernon.

  • W. P. C. Johnson, Bellwood, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1844 July 25. box: 1, Text folder: 1844.07.25,
    Scope and Contents

    Johnson wants to know whether Augustine wants to rent Mt. Zephyr farm for another year. Says it "is very much out of order & in a rough & uncultivated state," so he will rent it on moderate terms. Extols his congregations every Sunday for their intelligence. Requests Augustine to remind two people that they owe him money, which will be put in the hands of a collection officer if he is not paid.

  • J. P. Tabb, White Marsh, to John Augustine Washington III, 1844 October 31. box: 1, Text folder: 1844.10.31,
    Scope and Contents

    Asks when Augustine will visit in the fall and provides directions.

  • Richard Bushrod Washington, Blakely, to John Augustine Washington, Mount Vernon, 1845. box: 1, Text folder: 1845,
    Scope and Contents

    Richard writes that he is unable to hire an overseer as wages are now so high. He says Augustine can keep Fanny for "what ever she is worth" if she can be of service.

  • William Downing, Baltimore, to John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, 1845 January 6. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.01.06,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter requesting payment of $90.20 for delivery of lime.

  • Henry Daingerfield, Alexandria, to the President and Director of the Alexandria Canal, 1845 January 23. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.01.23,
    Scope and Contents

    Reminds board that the canal company has no rights to his property known as Selden's Lot. Also requests the completion of a bridge across the canal and that they complete gravelling the road on the eastern embankment.

  • William Downing, Baltimore, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 February 5. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.02.05,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter acknowledging the receipt of a check for ninety dollars.

  • George Fayette Washington, Waverly, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 February 27. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.02.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Received the check on the Valley Bank of Charlestown and submitted it. Will be happy to aid in future business transactions.

  • George Law, Baltimore, to Samuel K. George, 1845 March 1. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.03.01,
    Scope and Contents

    A letter regarding a shipment of guano to John Augustine Washington at Mount Vernon. Law recommends repacking the original bags from the Pacific into casks.

  • William H. Brune, Baltimore, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 March 8. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.03.08,
  • J. P. Tabb to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 April 26. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.04.26,
    Scope and Contents

    Tabb writes Augustine giving him directions to his residence.

  • George Mason to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1845 June 11. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.06.11,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes seeking support for establishing a church in Gum Springs so they do not need to go all the way into Alexandria for services at Christ Church.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander, Prospect Hill, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Mount Vernon, 1845 July 21. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.07.21,
    Scope and Contents

    Describes a table setting for a wedding. Kate's wedding has been broken off, and Hannah is glad about it. Really wants to see them. Description of drought and crops. Discusses health of various relatives and acquaintances.

  • Miss C. B. Turner, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1845 December 23. box: 1, Text folder: 1845.12.23,
    Scope and Contents

    Turner writes that she is unable to visit because of illness.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1846 March 16. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.03.16,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that Mr. Roddy wanted to be paid for digging his well, but he had not fulfilled the contract, which was to go ten feet deeper. William will not pay him until he hears from Washington.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1846 April 1. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.04.01,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that he went to inspect the well. Washington's Uncle Bushrod is uncertain whether it will answer his purposes. Mr. Roddy did not penetrate further than five feet as he felt it would do no good to go further and cause needless expenses. Will dig another well if necessary under a new contract. William is not in need of Augustine's help to obtain a loan.

  • William Fontaine Alexander, Charlestown, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1846 May 25. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.05.25,
    Scope and Contents

    Encloses a letter from Mr. Brownell and wants his advice as to how to deal with it. Is worried about his debts and interest payments.

  • John Lloyd, Baltimore, to John Augustine Washington III, 1846 May 29. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.05.29,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter of congratulations on the birth of a child. Eliza is unwell but nothing serious. Reports news of the Mexican conflict.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1846 July 24. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.07.24,
    Scope and Contents

    William purchased a house in Charlestown, depending upon the Brownell's bonds to pay for it. Brownell is insolvent. Describes various crops.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1846 October 5. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.10.05,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that James Roper is anxious to purchase Mr. Burns's land.

  • S. M. Ball, Fairfax Court House, to John Augustine Washington III, 1846 October 9. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.10.09,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests his attendance as a magistrate at November Court, at which an election will take place for clerk. Mr. Ball desired his support in his effort to be reappointed.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1846 October 27. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.10.27,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that Mr. Burnett will manufacture "Gattling's Drilling Machine" for $100.

  • E. A. Lloyd, Baltimore, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Mount Vernon, 1846 November 20. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.11.20,
    Scope and Contents

    Lloyd tells Nelly to take a train when she visits, as she and the children will be more comfortable. Gives news of various family members.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1846 November 23. box: 2, Text folder: 1846.11.23,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about the sale of farms.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1849 March 8. box: 2, Text folder: 1849.03.08,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes asking for news of Augustine and his family. She recommends the book "Mount of Olives" and writes of family news. Charles is leaving to join a company in California.

  • Col. C. A. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1852 February 26. box: 2, Text folder: 1852.02.26,
    Scope and Contents

    Explains difficulty with the north boundary of his 30-acre lot. Includes plat sketch.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1849 October 1. box: 2, Text folder: 1849.10.01,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes that she heard from Hannah that Augustine received some injury with a plough.

  • Judith B. Alexander to Eleanor Love Selden Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1849 July 14. box: 2, Text folder: 1849.07.14,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith wishes to hear from Nelly. Very hot, dry weather, affecting the corn crop and grass. No cholera yet. Only one baby on their property. Sends greetings to many people.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, circa 1850. box: 2, Text folder: circa 1850,
    Scope and Contents

    Talks about the great comfort of religion. Discusses Mr. Smith who became a Christian and abandoned his law practice. Also mentions Mr. Merrick of Charles County who sells lime.

  • Judith B. Alexander to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Mount Vernon, 1854 July 6. box: 2, Text folder: 1854.07.06,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes that she enjoyed her visit to Mount Vernon and the family. Looks often at the daguerreotype. Recommends they go to Jefferson. Continues on 12 July: Met Mrs. Payne and is raising money for her to go to the springs for her health. Gives news about various people.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1847 May 19. box: 2, Text folder: 1847.05.19,
    Scope and Contents

    William asks Augustine to aid him in obtaining a loan of $900 by endorsing some bonds. He hopes for a good harvest this year.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1847 October 19. box: 2, Text folder: 1847.10.19,
    Scope and Contents

    He has canceled his note and encloses it. Had been in attendance on Mrs. B.C. Washington in her illness to the neglect of everything else.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1849 July 17. box: 2, Text folder: 1849.07.17,
    Scope and Contents

    Sends an account of sales of Washington's wheat. Reports on James Ranson's purchase of a farm and Rutherford's plans.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1853 April 25. box: 2, Text folder: 1853.04.25,
    Scope and Contents

    William thanks Augustine for offering to put up shad for Mr. Bealls and himself. Jane C. Washington is visiting and detained by the rain and damp weather.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1853 June 1. box: 2, Text folder: 1853.06.01,
    Scope and Contents

    William thanks Augustine for the shad and writes that Miss Rice will provide "all that you desire in a Governess for your children."

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1854 May 4. box: 2, Text folder: 1854.05.04,
    Scope and Contents

    William is grateful for delivery of fish. Wants to visit Mount Vernon so that "our children should grow up knowing and loving each other." Discusses the planting of corn and wheat. Says Cary may visit before his return to Jefferson.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1854 May 24. box: 2, Text folder: 1854.05.24,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that he received the fish and paid for the herring but not the shad. Describes corn and wheat crops. Refers to upcoming election for the "sheriffalty."

  • William Bryan to John Augustine Washington III, 1853 May 8. box: 2, Text folder: 1853.05.08,
    Scope and Contents

    Bryan writes that the law from 1845 will most likely stand against the gill netting. He wants to meet with Augustine in Alexandria to discuss fishing.

  • John C. Cohoon, Bogglesville, to unknown recipient, 1848 May 6. box: 2, Text folder: 1848.05.06,
    Scope and Contents

    Reports that Nansemond land is most likely worthless, as the timber has all been cut, and many people claim parts of it as it adjoins their land.

  • George C. Collins & Denson, Baltimore, to John Augustine Washington III, 1851 September 27. box: 2, Text folder: 1851.09.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for a shipment of bone that left from Harper's Ferry.

  • C. B. Dana, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, 1854 September 25. box: 2, Text folder: 1854.09.25,
    Scope and Contents

    A letter discussing the qualifications of a Miss Page to be a governess for the Washington family. Dana is not sure of her French abilities. She does not teach drawing.

  • Thomas Giles, Richmond, to John Augustine Washington III, 1852 February 27. box: 2, Text folder: 1852.02.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Giles writes that he will shortly be on his way to Mount Vernon and will get a conveyance from Alexandria They will arrive about dark on Wednesday evening.

  • Edward H. Herbert, Norfolk, to Lorenzo Lewis, Berryville, 1848 February 28. box: 2, Text folder: 1848.02.28,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about purchasing a tract of land in Nansemond County that Lewis is one of the heirs to.

  • Edward H. Herbert, Norfolk, to John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, 1848 September 16. box: 2, Text folder: 1848.02.28,
    Scope and Contents

    Discussion of Nansemond land. Says there will be great difficulty in establishing its lines as only one tree is left from the original plat. Additionally all the timber has long since been cut and much of the land is claimed by others. Wants to know what price in cash he would take for it.

  • E. A. Lloyd, Baltimore, to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Mount Vernon, 1848 May 17. box: 2, Text folder: 1848.05.17,
    Scope and Contents

    Lloyd writes that she will send Louisa's bonnet. Shares news about Fanny Lee and Hannah Stuart. Has made a beautiful purse for Augustine.

  • E. R. Lippitt, Warwick, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1849 March 19. box: 2, Text folder: 1849.03.19,
    Scope and Contents

    Lippitt hopes Augustine can assist Dr. Alexander in recommending Lippitt for a job. Repaired with tape, with partial loss of text.

  • E. R. Lippitt, Alexandria, to C. F. Lee, 1849 April 17. box: 2, Text folder: 1849.04.17,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests Lee accompany Cazenove to the city, along with Augustine Washington.

  • George Mason, Hollin Hall, to Mr. Nelms, 1847 February 13. box: 2, Text folder: 1847.02.13,
    Scope and Contents

    Encloses a letter from John Augustine Washington III, which he wants shown to the Committee of Propositions & Grievances of the House of Delegates. Refers to a petition alleging mercenary motives in annexing part of Fairfax County to Alexandria.

  • George Mason, Hollin Hall, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1852? May 4. box: 2, Text folder: 1852.05.04,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes that he has nominated several men to be justices for their district. He has been urged to become a candidate but has uniformly refused.

  • Alfred Moss, Fairfax Court House, to John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, 1854 January 27. box: 2, Text folder: 1854.01.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses the commissioners appointed to assess damages to the properties of lands through which the Manassas Gap Rail will pass. One property holder is not a freeholder, which poses a problem.

  • Mann Page, Bentroglio, to John Augustine Washington III, 1848 April 11. box: 2, Text folder: 1848.04.11,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses sale of Nansemond land. Needs to hear from all the heirs of General Washington, Col. Fielding Lewis, and Dr. Thomas Walker. Feels the value has increased due to the railroad being nearby.

  • Mann Page, Bentroglio, to John Augustine Washington III, 1848 May 30. box: 2, Text folder: 1848.05.30,
    Scope and Contents

    Page writes with information about the Nansemond land. Much of the timber has been pillaged, and he suggests negotiating a private sale.

  • Edmund Plowden, Bushwood, to John Augustine Washington III, 1853 February 24. box: 2, Text folder: 1853.02.24,
    Scope and Contents

    Plowden writes planning a meeting with other legislators to prepare for passage of a law to protect from gill netters. He requests that Augustine come to Washington to address them on the matter.

  • Edmund Plowden, Annapolis, to John Augustine Washington III, 1853 July 11. box: 2, Text folder: 1853.07.11,
    Scope and Contents

    Plowden writes that the bill to ban gilling nets will not be brought up in the Maryland Legislature, mostly due to people from Charles and Prince Georges counties.

  • L. Shinn, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, 1853 June 4. box: 2, Text folder: 1853.06.04,
    Scope and Contents

    Shinn writes that he is unable to get men for sending the boat out for fishing.

  • Reverend Fitch Taylor to Phineas Janney, 1847 July 6. box: 2, Text folder: 1847.07.06,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about exchanging and reissuing stock certificates.

  • H. W. Thomas, Senate Chamber, to John Augustine Washington III, 1852 March 6. box: 2, Text folder: 1852.03.06,
    Scope and Contents

    Thomas writes that he has made the governor aware of the action of the state of Maryland, and he promises to consult the Attorney General for advice.

  • J. W. Tillman to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1853 March 16. box: 2, Text folder: 1853.03.16,
    Scope and Contents

    Tillman is concerned about the use of gilling nets on the Potomac River, which are against the law. Wants to hire someone to cruise up and down the river to take them up during the fishing season.

  • Walters & Zimmerman, Alexandria, to H. J. Harrison, 1851 October 1. box: 2, Text folder: 1851.10.01,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about the purchase of lumber.

  • Charles Augustine Washington, Waverly, to John Augustine Washington III, 1852 August 25. box: 2, Text folder: 1852.08.25,
    Scope and Contents

    Encloses partial payment of a debt and requests Augustine to send it on for him. Hopes to get balance shortly.

  • E. N. Wilcox, Detroit, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1852 February 27. box: 2, Text folder: 1852.02.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Wilcox writes sending a box of game and fish and thanking Augustine for his hospitality. "It was not enough that the hallowed association of Mount Vernon should have made my brief visit there a thing never to be forgotten, but by a singular good fortune the impression and happiness of that visit were rendered more indelible by the kind attentions of your land and yourself."

  • Unknown sender to Charlotte, 1850 October 31. box: 2, Text folder: 1850.10.31,
    Scope and Contents

    A letter signed "Mother," about a trip to Baltimore where she was robbed at the depot of her purse. She is sending two dresses and hopes Charlotte is doing well at school.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1855 August 27. box: 3, Text folder: 1855.08.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah writes that Jeannie will be ready soon. It will take some time to get the things she does not have there, including a trunk.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, 1855 July 23. box: 3, Text folder: 1855.07.23,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah writes that she has been sick ever since she returned home and is now visiting Aunt Jane. She is very anxious about her boys' improvement and wants to send Jennie to Mrs. Barton in Philadelphia. Asks about the money due her from Hunter.

  • Eliza A. Selden to John Augustine Washington III, 1855 April 9. box: 3, Text folder: 1855.04.09,
    Scope and Contents

    Eliza writes that she will not send the money "you hold of mine to California." Wishes to consult with him as to investment when she comes to Virginia in May.

  • George Fayette Washington, Waverly, to John Augustine Washington III, 1856 March 26. box: 3, Text folder: 1856.03.26,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses financial matters and debts.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1856. box: 3, Text folder: 1856,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes that she burned Augustine's money order as she had previously been paid by another nephew. Her health is poor.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1856 June 25. box: 3, Text folder: 1856.06.25,
    Scope and Contents

    Wanted to visit, but Mr. Alexander would not leave his "agricultural pursuits." Enjoyed a recent visit with friends. Heard a lot of news from Jefferson.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1856 September 18. box: 3, Text folder: 1856.09.18,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses her sister's death and her life. Her happiness became "the passion of my soul." Tells him she is entitled only to the interest on money from the estate. Tells him if she dies, she wants to be buried by Julia in Jefferson with a simple stone.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1857 May 25. box: 3, Text folder: 1857.05.25,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes about Augustine's health. He had the same "typhoid symptoms" as Charles. Writes of family news.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1855 August 23. box: 3, Text folder: 1855.08.23,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that Jenny will leave with Richard and go to Philadelphia to be with Mrs. Barton. Requests that Washington send the $100 he proposed to advance for her.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1856 September 9. box: 3, Text folder: 1856.09.09,
    Scope and Contents

    William wishes Augustine to pay his note from the sale of Cousin Hannah's personal property as she is determined to send Jenny to Philadelphia. He disagrees with this as there is a good female school in Charlestown. He had hoped for a visit from Augustine during the summer.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1856 September 17. box: 3, Text folder: 1856.09.17,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that Jenny will again go to Mrs. Barton and has improved very much. Writes he is not depressed but simply getting old. He wants Augustine to visit at least annually. Gives family news. Aunt Christian named him as her trustee and executor, and she has left all to Willie.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 December 31. box: 3, Text folder: 1857.12.31,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter providing an account of the proceeds from Mr. Lucas's bonds.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 August 6. box: 3, Text folder: 1857.08.06,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that he is unable to sell the land at the price desired. The most offered is $30,000. They are enjoying the visit of the children very much.

  • William Fontaine Alexander, Walnut Farm, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 January 14. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.01.14,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses the payment of $6000 and its being a "charge against any shares of Mount Vernon that I or my children may have under your Father's will and codicils."

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 February 3. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.02.03,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter discussing legal matters.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 February 17. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.02.17,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter discussing financial matters.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 March 27. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.03.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses the possibility of payments from various people. Cary is now a "full fledged 'Doctor Medicine'" but does not look at all more venerable. William assures Augustine that his note in Bank will be paid at maturity.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 June 8. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.06.08,
    Scope and Contents

    William thanks Augustine for two barrels of herrings. He is sorry the fishing season was so "unfavourable" and is sorry to hear of Nelly's illness. Hopes the children will visit them soon. Discusses upcoming payments by various women on bonds to him.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 June 9. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.06.09,
    Scope and Contents

    William urges Nelly to come stay with them and have her baby there. Intends to buy Dr. Eichelberger's practice for Cary.

  • Thomas M. Bacon, Annapolis, to J. T. Sullivan, 1858 February 2. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.02.02,
    Scope and Contents

    Bacon writes that the Charles County delegation does not want anyone to induce the Virginia Legislature to pass a similar law to the Maryland one. Recommends appealing directly to the Virginia Legislature without involving the General Assembly of Maryland.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 July 27. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.07.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Gives family news and hopes for a visit from the children soon.

  • Richard Bryan to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1855 April 14. box: 3, Text folder: 1855.04.14,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter regarding a disagreement with Mr. Cawood about using Augustine's hands to finish work for Bryan.

  • J. M. Carlisle, Washington, to John Augustine Washington III, 1856 August 9. box: 3, Text folder: 1856.08.09,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter with advice on titles and lots Augustine is interesting in purchasing.

  • John Love, Indianapolis, to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 April 7. box: 3, Text folder: 1857.04.07,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests payment of $16.59 for repairs made to graveyard at Exeter. Sends best wishes for the family and hopes to see them soon.

  • Mrs. B. C. Mason to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 June 21. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.06.21,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes that their home in Loudon might be of use to Washington and his family, if they are leaving Mount Vernon. She thinks he might become involved in politics and would make an excellent representative in Congress. He might divide the estate into small farms and induce settlers from the North. She invites Louisa to stay with her so she may assist with her studies.

  • Dr. R. C. Mason, Okeley, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 June 15. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.06.15,
    Scope and Contents

    Writes about providing medical services for Augustine's wife, Eleanor.

  • George Mason, Spring Bank, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1855 September 10. box: 3, Text folder: 1855.09.10,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason sends condolences on the death of Jane C. Washington, "a great Virginia lady." He was unable to attend funeral due to the illness of his wife all summer.

  • George Mason, Spring Bank, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1855 November 10. box: 3, Text folder: 1855.11.10,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes about proposed improvements to the road, which will lessen the chance of water damage.

  • George Mason, Spring Bank, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1856 March 17. box: 3, Text folder: 1856.03.17,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes about the Accotink Turnpike having passed through the Senate of Virginia. He will give land for the road without compensation and wants to participate in the survey.

  • George Mason, Spring Bank, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1856 August 7. box: 3, Text folder: 1856.08.07,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes that last winter he enacted a deed of trust for his brother, naming Augustine as trustee without first asking his permission. He needs Augustine to send a note to the county court of Fairfax saying he is willing to serve.

  • George Mason, Spring Bank, to Thomas Ellzen, 1857 November 4. box: 3, Text folder: 1857.11.04,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter from Thomas L. Ellzen to George Mason with a copy of Mason's reply on the inner fold. Concerns new road passing through their lands.

  • George Mason, Spring Bank, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 March 31. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.03.31,
    Scope and Contents

    Complains about a tenant and the lack of good seed to plant. Will plant what he has in a few days so he gets at least some crop. Talks about a bill in the legislature about "scoundrels" coming on their land to hunt.

  • William H. McFarland, Richmond, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 February 2. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.02.02,
    Scope and Contents

    McFarland invites Augustine to the celebration of Washington's birthday on February 22 in Richmond.

  • Edmund Plowden, Annapolis, to John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, 1856 February 4. box: 3, Text folder: 1856.02.04,
    Scope and Contents

    Plowden wants to know when the Virginia Legislature will pass a similar law to the one the Maryland Legislature passed in 1854 to stop gill netting. If that does not happen, the Maryland law will be repealed.

  • Magnus T. Snodgrass to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 October 5. box: 3, Text folder: 1857.10.05,
    Scope and Contents

    Encloses articles of agreement for his services and requests a horse for the use of his family to go to church and other errands.

  • J. T. Sullivan, Havre de Grace, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 January 25. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.01.25,
    Scope and Contents

    Sullivan requests Augustine to petition the Virginia Legislature to pass a similar law to the ones in Maryland from 1854 and 1856, banning gill nets in the Potomac River.

  • J. T. Sullivan, Havre de Grace, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 February 3. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.02.03,
    Scope and Contents

    Encloses copies of the fishing laws passed in 1854 and 1856 in Maryland and requests that Augustine do everything possible to get similar law passed in Virginia.

  • J. T. Sullivan, Havre de Grace, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 February 4. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.02.04,
    Scope and Contents

    Encloses letter from Thomas M. Bacon and stresses that the only chance of preserving shore fishing is for Virginia to pass a similar law to the one passed in Maryland.

  • R. M. Whaly, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 July 6. box: 3, Text folder: 1858.07.06,
    Scope and Contents

    Writes about a mare and colt and gives charges for his services.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander, Charlestown, to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 January 16. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.01.16,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah wants to know whether Augustine had time to attend to the insurance of Richwoods. Bushrod Herbert has the papers. She is experiencing very hard times. Many in the area have scarlet fever.

  • Robert Adams, Philadelphia, to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 March 11. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.03.11,
    Scope and Contents

    Adams writes that the portrait of Augustine's mother arrived safely in Philadelphia. He hopes to visit Washington City in the spring and would like to visit Augustine at Mount Vernon.

  • Aaron Leggett, Mount Zephyr, to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 February 1. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.02.01,
    Scope and Contents

    Encloses a copy of a survey related to construction of a turnpike over a hill near Gum Springs. Mr. Mason is opposed to all roads "within 50 miles of him" but has granted permission for a survey on his land and seems to realize he cannot block construction of the road.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander, Charlestown, to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 April 15. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.04.15,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah writes that her creditors are harassing her. She will have to sell Ben, an enslaved man, to be able to pay Mr. Sadler. "I am not extravagant either in livery or dress." She really values his advice.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander, Charlestown, to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 October 11. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.10.11,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah thanks Augustine for all that he does for her.

  • Judith B. Alexander to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Mount Vernon, 1858 October 17. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.10.17,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes that she heard that Nelly was "pale and not strong." Gives accounts of other people's health and her own. Dr. Stewart's daughters will try to visit Nelly at Mount Vernon so they can see it "with family there."

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 July 3. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.07.03,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith is very worried about Hannah Alexander's two sons who seem to be being used by their father to provide a reconciliation of him with Hannah. Judith does not want this to happen.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 July 14. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.07.14,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah's sons are in Alexandria with "their miserable father." Judith is amazed that Hannah trusts him with them. Reports on various visitors.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 March 26. box: 4, Text folder: 1860.03.26,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith is sure Augustine's family will be very happy in Fauquier. Mr. Alexander's health is poor. Their overseer "keeps the hands active by a natural authority without severity." Would like his advice as to Dr. Crawford's estate. Describes her money problems.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 August 10. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.08.10,
    Scope and Contents

    William details collection on his bond and the deposit of the proceeds.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 August 17. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.08.17,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that he is sending two Bashear ploughs. He describes the death of Mrs. Turner.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 August 21. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.08.21,
    Scope and Contents

    Sends an accounting of the costs associated with the two ploughs sent.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 September 7. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.09.07,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that Jenny will be returning to Mrs. Barton's school, and $300 is required at this time. Cary is not doing well. He assures Augustine that his children are well with them.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 October 29. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.10.09,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes about a draft for $5000, with Dick the drawer, Alexander the endorser, and Augustine the acceptor and payer.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 December 3. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.12.03,
    Scope and Contents

    William reports on Cary's improved health and writes that he feels great anxiety about him. Mrs. Bennett wants his farm but needs time. Urges Augustine not to worry about Jenny.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 January 27. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.01.27,
    Scope and Contents

    William has purchased 50 bushels of clover seed for Augustine. He writes that Cary is failing "very perceptibly."

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 January 29. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.01.29,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes, "Our precious Cary breathed his last this morning."

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 February. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.02,
    Scope and Contents

    William tells Augustine he received the check for $2,000 and requests an additional $1,000, which will "make me much more comfortable."

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 February 11. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.02.11,
    Scope and Contents

    Account of shipment of clover seed. Mourning Cary's death. Cary had great faith and knew he was dying.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 April 14. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.04.14,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that he and Charlotte will visit in the week after Easter. Charley will come home for Easter vacation to "overhaul his wardrobe & prepare him for the spring." Jenny's board and tuition are paid, and he furnished $10 for travel expenses. The crops are doing well. Is sorry to hear of the ill success of Augustine's fisheries.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 June 29. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.06.29,
    Scope and Contents

    William received two barrels of fine herrings by railroad. They had been misdirected to Winchester. The crops are doing well. He urges Augustine to leave Mount Vernon to avoid sickness.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 July 11. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.07.11,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah's husband met his sons in Berryville and "made them sundry presents of money & clothes."

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 February 16. box: 4, Text folder: 1860.02.16,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes that he is sending 4 bushels of clover seed and gives an account of it.

  • Robert Beverley to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 January 17. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.01.17,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter discussing oxen and other cattle.

  • Robert B. Bolling, Bollingbrook, to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 February 7. box: 4, Text folder: 1860.02.07,
    Scope and Contents

    Bolling writes that he hopes to see Augustine soon. The previous month his steamer was caught in the ice, and he managed to get to shore and visit two sons.

  • Joseph H. Bradley to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 March 15. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.03.15,
    Scope and Contents

    Describes planting methods in the fields.

  • J. M. Hall to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 July 11. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.07.11,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about breeding a mare.

  • Bushrod Washington Herbert, Prospect Hill, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1860 January 5. box: 4, Text folder: 1860.01.05,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed, regarding the sale of an enslaved woman named Milly.

  • George Mason, Spring Bank, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1858 September 23. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.09.23,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes that he received two well-matched mules from Baltimore. He praises a Mr. Sands and recommends him to Augustine.

  • George Mason, Spring Bank, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1859 June 11. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.06.11,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes that he is sending a case of Colt revolvers, which he never fired. Has grateful recollection of the constant kindness and courtesy of Augustine and Eleanor.

  • George Mason to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 August. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.08,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes about the Accotink Turnpike and building a bridge at Cameron Run.

  • George Mason to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1860 January 23. box: 4, Text folder: 1860.01.23,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes urging to vote in the election of a magistrate for the district.

  • Samuel Sands, Baltimore, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 September 30. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.09.30,
    Scope and Contents

    Offers a pair of mules for sale for $350.

  • J. T. Sullivan, Havre de Grace, to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 February 9. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.02.09,
    Scope and Contents

    Sullivan heard that Virginia passed a fishing law in the past year and wants a copy of it to be published in Maryland papers.

  • Tazewell Taylor, Norfolk, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 November 3. box: 4, Text folder: 1858.11.03,
    Scope and Contents

    News about the annual meeting of the Dismal Swamp Company and its recent dividends, which have been down.

  • Tazewell Taylor, Norfolk, to John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, 1859 May 27. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.05.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Refers to examination of deeds. One is defective as it is unsigned. Inquires as to whether some shareholders had children who would be entitled to a share.

  • Letter from unidentified to Tazewell Taylor, 1859 December. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.12,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter regarding the delivery of deeds.

  • Tazewell Taylor, Norfolk, to John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, 1860 January 12. box: 4, Text folder: 1860.01.12,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses purchase of shares in Dismal Swamp Company.

  • Tazewell Taylor, Norfolk, to John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, 1860 January 27. box: 4, Text folder: 1860.01.27,
    Scope and Contents

    Reports purchase of shares and feels he will be able to purchase more in the near future.

  • P. Hillman Troth, Accotink, to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 July 1. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.07.01,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter in reference to a note from Nevitt.

  • John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to D. M. Adams, 1859 May 10. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.05.10,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Discusses a quantity of plank left (without his knowledge) on his farm in Fauquier. Says he is not in any way responsible for the quantity of plank Adams claimed was missing.

  • Unknown sender, Front Royal, to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 March 24. box: 4, Text folder: 1859.03.24,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about bank payments and balances owed.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander, Charlestown, to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 October 12. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.10.12,
    Scope and Contents

    Condolence letter on the death of Augustine's wife, Nelly.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 June 22. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.06.22,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith writes that there is much illness in her family. She discusses a trustee for her estate. They had a huge hailstorm, which resulted in many broken panes of glass.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1861 March 4. box: 5, Text folder: 1861.03.14,
    Scope and Contents

    William recommends that Augustine break up Cousin Hannah's establishment. Her store accounts have been going unpaid, and she has many unpaid bills. If something is not done soon, William will relinquish his trusteeship.

  • Robert Beverley to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 November 23. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.11.23,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about acquiring a bull and some sheep.

  • Robert Beverley to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 December 14. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.12.14,
    Scope and Contents

    Beverley writes about church matters and whether to split the parish. In a P.S. dated the following day, he writes that snow prevents his meeting Augustine but he really wants the matter settled.

  • Robert Beverley to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 December 16. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.12.16,
    Scope and Contents

    A letter about church matters.

  • Robert Beverley to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 December 17. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.12.17,
    Scope and Contents

    Beverley writes about Mr. Henderson and decisions on church matters, writing that there are many bad feelings on all sides.

  • E. Boyden to Robert Beverly, 1860 September 3. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.09.03,
    Scope and Contents

    Boyden writes to recommend his daughter as a governess, in response to an advertisement in the Southern Churchman.

  • J. M. D. Goldsborough to John Augustine Washington III, Waveland, 1861 February 4. box: 5, Text folder: 1861.02.04,
    Scope and Contents

    Writes that ministers of the gospel travel on the rail line for half fare, after making themselves known to the conductor. He would like to visit but is unable always to control his time.

  • A. Herbert to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, circa 1860 May 30. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.05.30,
  • Mrs. M. J. Hooff, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 July 1. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.07.01,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about the sale of horses, with pencil sketch of well on verso.

  • Mrs. M. J. Hooff, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 July 23. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.07.23,
    Scope and Contents

    Mrs. Hooff writes about sending a horse to Mount Vernon for Augustine to sell.

  • P. Hillman Troth, Accotink, to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 May 7. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.05.07,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about the sale of cedar posts.

  • P. Hillman Troth, Accotink, to John Augustine Washington III, 1861 February 7. box: 5, Text folder: 1861.02.07,
    Scope and Contents

    A response to complaints about cedar posts sold to Augustine.

  • George Fayette Washington, Waverly, to John Augustine Washington III, 1861 March 14. box: 5, Text folder: 1861.03.14,
    Scope and Contents

    Reports the death of Charles a few days after Augustine left him. Says he has lost all his little family, save one, and is left to "travel the remainder of life's journey alone." Refers to being comforted by religion. Charles left no will so he would appreciate any information Augustine has as regards his worldly affairs.

  • Charles Augustine Washington, Waverly, to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 October 8. box: 5, Text folder: 1860.10.08,
    Scope and Contents

    Washington gives a report on his health and a possible consultation in Baltimore. Discusses some financial and family matters.

  • Miss C. B. Turner to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Turner writes about an upcoming visit and wants to know about arrangements for a bond. The letter was carried by "Joe," likely an enslaved man.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah writes that Cary would like to visit Augustine.

  • Anna Maria Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Anna writes about the rain and looking forward to Augustine's visit.

  • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander, Richwoods, to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Aunt C. would like a nice cedar cane from the vault to walk with. Thanks him for kindness shown to her boys while with him. Will greatly miss Mr. Tyng as the pastor of the church. Mr. Ambler is not the same.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Her health is good, and she plans to visit soon. Mr. Alexander does not like to be away from home for long, even though he loves seeing them all. Has a large corn crop and an excellent garden. She has been working in it and fears Nelly and the children will take her for an "Indian."

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Will see the family in Jefferson and hopes they get there soon for their health. Asks for money to travel.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Wants the receipt for Augustine's compounded pills. Is returning the nice and expensive cloak she was given. Promises to write someday as if "I was talking to you."

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith tells Augustine not to send a carriage for her. She will take a public conveyance. Hopes to see Maria soon. Reports that Bushrod Washington Herbert is disposed to be melancholy.

  • Judith B. Alexander to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses various relatives' health. Talks about visiting friends. Discusses flowers and birds – mockingbirds are keeping her awake at night.

  • Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Judith wants to stay with Augustine for a few days to discuss business. Reports on the health of Maria. His mother is well, and Richard's new daughter is healthy.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    William writes to his mother that he is attending the Whig Convention with his brother Richard. The Potomac is frozen over, so they will take the nearest road across the country to Fredericksburg.

  • William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    William wants to meet with Thomas Washington to determine how close they can come in the price of Wakefield.

  • Mrs. Cazenove to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests various plants be sent to her as she has "nothing but stumps & poverty around my dwelling." Her darling boy has been ill with scarlet fever but is improving.

  • E. A. Lloyd to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, Mount Vernon, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    She will delay her visit to Mount Vernon until they return from Jefferson. Hopes the children and Clara can stay with her until their return.

  • E. A. Lloyd to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Lloyd writes that she wants to visit, but Nelly need not trouble herself about her. "I am entirely ready with my little things." The new stove is giving them nicer bread than before.

  • George Mason to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    With a list of slaves in pencil on verso in John Augustine's hand.

  • George Mason to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason writes sending some tobacco seeds of a truly fine quality for his "hooka." Gives instructions on how to plant the seed.

  • George Mason, Hollin Hall, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed, mentions Jane C. Washington. Also discusses a woman who wronged him.

  • George Mason to John Augustine Washington III, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed, mentioning a visit by Dr. Mason.

  • George Mason to unknown recipient, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Mason requests a value for a property described in detail. Wants to know what rent it would bring and about insurance, whether it is fireproof, and what the taxes are.

  • Poem "The Knell of Time" by Jane C. Washington, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document. A poem on death, with text loss.

  • Poem "My Little Comforter" by Jane C. Washington, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document. A poem written on the death of a young daughter.

  • Unknown sender to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    A letter to Nelly from her sister about purchasing clothes for Lawrence and the children.

  • Fragments of poetry by Jane C. Washington, undated. box: 5, Text folder: undated,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document. In fragile condition, with some text loss.

Series 2. Legal Documents, 1847-1860; undated.
  • Survey by Silas Burke of 200 acres near Ravensworth, 1847 February 9. box: 2, Text folder: 12,
  • Deed of sale to Captain James Cornick, 1851 September 25. box: 2, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    For a partial share in the Dismal Swamp Company.

  • Deed between James Cornick and John Augustine Washington III, 1859 November 18. box: 2, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    For sale of ¼ part of a share in the Dismal Swamp Company for $3000. Notarized by Charles Sharp. With two receipts from Peter B. Prentis, Clerk of Nansemond County, to John Augustine Washington III.

  • Indenture between Mary C. Parnell and John Augustine Washington III, 1860 January 27. box: 2, Text folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    For a partial share in the Dismal Swamp Company.

  • Indenture between William and Ann Parnell and John Augustine Washington III, 1860 March 1. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    For a partial share in the Dismal Swamp Company.

  • Receipt from William Parnell to Tazewell Taylor, 1860 March 27. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    For sale of Dismal Swamp Land Co. stock.

  • Deed between George Byrd and John Augustine Washington III, 1860 April 20. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    For a partial share in the Dismal Swamp Company.

  • Statement from H. W. Davis to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, undated. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Document suggesting amendments to a legal compromise.

Series 3. Financial Records, 1771-1860; undated.
  • Credits on bank bond, 1771 April 29-1789 January 9. box: 2, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Recipient unknown. "A true copy from the Bond in Richmond City office."

  • Edward Smith to Col. John Fitzgerald, Alexandria, 1785 July 16. box: 2, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Tape repairs, with some text loss. Smith writes to ask why one hogshead of tobacco made by George Washington was refused. Washington's waggoner informed him that the head was somewhat damaged being prized out of the door.

  • Accounts of Robert Beverley with Samuel and Baril Gordon, 1799 March 1-September 3. box: 2, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    One page of accounts, with a letter from Samuel B. Gordon to Robert Beverley dated 1799 October 4

  • Bank of Potomac check to John Augustine Washington II, 1820 February 3. box: 2, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Document signed John A. Washington.

  • Bank of Potomac check from John Augustine Washington II to William Brown, 1820 January 24. box: 2, Text folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document signed.

  • Receipt from Samuel K. George to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 February 28. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for the shipment of 17 bags of Peruvian guano from Baltimore. With a letter from Samuel K. George to John Augustine dated 1 March 1845, stating that the guano was shipped on the steamboat Columbia.

  • Samuel K. George, Baltimore, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 July 26. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about shipping 6 tons of guano to Mount Vernon aboard the steamboat Columbia.

  • Accounts with Samuel W. Lackland, 1848-1849. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    2 invoices for blacksmith services.

  • Agreement between William Easby and John Augustine Washington III, 1852 September 15. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Agreement appointing James Guy as arbitrator in a "cause of difference" regarding a bridge afloat in the Potomac. Awards $135 to Washington.

  • Accounts with E. B. Lackland, 1860. box: 2, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    For the purchase of household goods.

  • Farmer's Bank of Washington check from J. M. Mason to John A. Bell, 1860 March 10. box: 2, Text folder: 16,
  • Burke & Herbert, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 October 25. box: 2, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    Letter on Burke & Herbert stationary, about the loss of a $500 note.

  • Survey notes on Daingerfield property, undated. box: 2, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    2 leaves of survey notes in different hands

  • Envelopes, undated. box: 2, Text folder: 16,
    Scope and Contents

    2 envelopes, 1 docketed "copies of power of attorney & bonds sent to Chicago."

Series 4. Subject Files, 1896-1994.
  • Subseries 4.1. Braddock Sash, 1896-1902. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
    • Betty Taylor Dandridge, Winchester, to Lawrence Washington, 1896 October 20. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Dandridge wants to sell the Braddock sash, which she says is in a very good state of preservation.

    • Betty Taylor Dandridge, Winchester, to Lawrence Washington, 1896 November 11. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Dandridge writes that she still wants to sell the Braddock sash and has contacted the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, the Colonial Dames, and the Society of Colonial Wars.

    • F. D. Stone, Philadelphia, to Lawrence Washington, 1896 November 17. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Stone, librarian at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, writes that he is unable to purchase the Braddock sash or make an offer for it.

    • Braddock's March through West Virginia by Gen. W. P. Craighill, 1902 July. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      2 typescript copies of an article from the Winchester, Va. Historical Magazine.

  • Subseries 4.2. Chapman Portrait of the Family of Mrs. John Augustine Washington, 1960-1967. box: 2, Text folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Letters related to the sale, exhibition, and appraisal of the portrait of Jane C. Washington and her family by John Gadsby Chapman in the possession of Patty W. and Anne M. Washington.

  • Subseries 4.3. Christ Church, Alexandria, 1800-1899. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
    • Survey and plat of Christ Church, Alexandria, 1800s. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Sketch of Christ Church in Alexandria, with remarks about the grounds and exact descriptions of the boundaries.

    • Plan of pews at Christ Church, Alexandria, with pew fees, 1800s. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Sketch showing arrangement of pews in Christ Church in Alexandria, with the annual pew rent of each indicated.

    • Musical Committee, Alexandria, to Miss Katherine H. Stuart, 1899 July 29. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript letter with autograph note in the hand of Lawrence Washington. A letter informing Miss Stuart that there have been complaints about the music at church and her salary will be reduced.

    • Lawrence Washington to Eleanor W. Howard, 1899 September 16. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript letter signed from Lawrence to his sister, regarding the Vestry's handling of complaints about the music at church.

    • Lawrence Washington to Eleanor W. Howard, 1899 September 23. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
  • Subseries 4.4. Dismal Swamp Land Company, 1962-1963. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence between John C. Parker and Anne M. and Patty W. Washington regarding their Dismal Swamp land holdings, dated 13 December 1962-15 January 1953

  • Subseries 4.5. Genealogical Notes, undated. box: 2, Text folder: 21,
    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript and typescript notes on the genealogy of the Washington, Lee, Corbin, Ludwell, Bennett, Ball, Blackburn, and Chew families.

  • Subseries 4.6. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, 1913-1968. box: 2, Text folder: 22-24,
    • Washington, the Man and the Mason book blurb by Kate Bronwlee Sherwood, 1913 May 13.
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript blurb by Kate Brownlee Sherwood with manuscript corrections. A review of the book Washington, the Man and the Mason, by Charles A. Callahan.

    • Correspondence between the George Washington Masonic Memorial Association and Anne and Patty Washington, 1965-1968.
      Scope and Contents

      Letters and documents related to the sale and gift of Washington family documents and artifacts to the Masonic Memorial in Alexandria.

  • Subseries 4.7. Lawrence Washington (1854-1920), 1872-1920. box: 2, Text folder: 25-28,
    • George Barrett, Luray, to "Brother", 1872 November 11. box: 2, Text folder: 25,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter on Shenandoah Valley Rail Road stationary, recommending Lawrence Washington for a railroad project in Texas.

    • Lawrence Washington, Waveland, to unidentified recipient, 1876 May 21. box: 2, Text folder: 25,
    • Gus Washington to Lawrence Washington, 1882 August 15. box: 2, Text folder: 25,
      Scope and Contents

      Acknowledges receipt of $25 from George Light.

    • Miss Alicia Hayne, Greenville, to Lawrence Washington, 1894 February 28. box: 2, Text folder: 25,
      Scope and Contents

      Encloses a list of revolutionary bills and asks if Washington would like to purchase them.

    • A. S. Salley, Jr., Orangeburg, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria, 1895 July 5. box: 2, Text folder: 25,
    • Harrison Dodge, Mount Vernon, to Lawrence Washington, 1896 January 27. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
      Scope and Contents

      Regrets sale of four Gibraltar engravings and hopes he can convince the Ladies to raise the money to keep them at Mount Vernon.

    • Survey notes for Lawrence Washington, 1895 October 30. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • Bishop John F. Hurst, Washington, to Richard Olney, Secretary of State, 1896 May 26. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
      Scope and Contents

      Hurst writes recommending Lawrence Washington for a position in the Department of State. Washington has recently helped Hurst acquire some very valuable manuscripts and "is possessed of much skill and knowledge in regard to the relative value of historical documents."

    • J. S. Bradley to Lawrence Washington, 1896 July 21. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
      Scope and Contents

      Bradley discuss the return of Washington's son, Augustine, from Europe, as well as the price of the "Middleton" autograph George Washington letter.

    • Virginia Dorsey, Front Royal, to Lawrence Washington, 1896 October 11. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
      Scope and Contents

      Dorsey wishes to sell some china from the Willis family – particularly a plate that belonged to Princess Murat, great-niece of General Washington and, by marriage, of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    • Virginia Dorsey, Front Royal, to Lawrence Washington, 1896 December 3. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
      Scope and Contents

      Dorsey wants Washington to examine a painting and other relics at the home of Captain and Mrs. Willis near Front Royal.

    • J. S. Bradley to Lawrence Washington, 1896 December 6. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
      Scope and Contents

      Writes about two Washington surveys in his possession and discusses the sale of other manuscripts. He asks Washington if he has any books from George Washington's library bearing his signature and bookplate.

    • William C. Lane, Boston, to Lawrence Washington, 1897 March 4. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
      Scope and Contents

      Writing from the Library of the Boston Athenaeum, Lane requests a description of Washington's copy of Brown's Bible.

    • William C. Lane, Boston, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria, 1897 March 16. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
      Scope and Contents

      Lane thanks Washington for his description of George Washington's copy of Brown's Bible. He also mentions Washington's copy of the "Young man's companion," which was said to have been given to General Grant.

    • J. S. Bradley, New York, to Lawrence Washington, 1897 April 1. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
      Scope and Contents

      Bradley writes that he has received a volume from Bushrod Washington's library entitled "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" from the Bishop. The Bishop would like to purchase a book from George Washington's library, as well as another Washington manuscript. Bradley suggests Washington try to sell him Bushrod Washington and Lawrence's Lewis's ledger as executors of Washington's estate.

    • A. S. Salley, Jr., Charleston, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria, 1897 April 30. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
      Scope and Contents

      Writes criticizing the librarian Mrs. Dawson, saying that, although there are rare works under her care, she never knows their value. Dawson has been sending bookplates to Washington.

    • J. Dawson, Charleston, to Lawrence Washington, 1897 May 24. box: 2, Text folder: 28,
      Scope and Contents

      Mrs. Dawson, librarian of the Charleston Library, writes sending bookplates and continental bills.

    • A. S. Salley, Jr., Orangeburg, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria, 1897 June 2. box: 2, Text folder: 28,
      Scope and Contents

      Salley is sending three historic bookplates for Washington to examine and hopefully purchase.

    • A. S. Salley, Jr., Orangeburg, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria, 1897 June 6. box: 2, Text folder: 28,
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the provenance of the bookplates he sent, which he believes are American.

    • Thomas Nelson Page to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria, 1898 January 21. box: 2, Text folder: 28,
      Scope and Contents

      Page writes that he does not feel the "journal" is as valuable or interesting as he had hoped.

    • Newspaper clipping, "Book Owned by George Washington", 1900s. box: 2, Text folder: 28,
      Scope and Contents

      Clipped article about a Mr. Joseph I. Keefer who received a letter about a volume of Shakespeare signed by Washington. The book was purportedly stolen from the house of John Augustine Washington by the 8th Illinois Calvary during the Civil War.

    • S. H. Lewis to Lawrence Washington, 1900 March 9. box: 2, Text folder: 28,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter about purchasing property owned by Lawrence, with a sketch of the land.

    • Check from Lawrence Washington to J. D. Seabrook, 1901 January 8. box: 2, Text folder: 28,
    • C. F. Gunther, Chicago, to Lawrence Washington, 1901 November 23. box: 3, Text folder: 1,
      Scope and Contents

      Gunther is sending a $25 check for the purchase of 4 books: Maid of the Doe, Memoirs of Lafayette, Religion of Nature, and Smith's History.

    • Check from Lawrence Washington to J. D. Seabrook, 1901 November 25. box: 3, Text folder: 1,
    • Charles Dexter Allen, Hartford, to Lawrence Washington, 1902 January 27. box: 3, Text folder: 1,
      Scope and Contents

      Discusses Washington's discovery of a Robert Beverley bookplate and wishes to use his letter in the Ex Libris Journal.

    • James Terry, Concord, to Lawrence Washington, 1902 April 9. box: 3, Text folder: 1,
      Scope and Contents

      Terry writes that he does not wish to purchase the Joseph Miller plate at the price mentioned but is interested in making a new offer.

    • Henry C. Eno to Lawrence Washington, 1903 February 9. box: 3, Text folder: 1,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter discussing the bookplate of Abraham Lott.

    • J. Nisbet Smith to Lawrence Washington, 1903 March 10. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter about the sale of manuscripts.

    • Check from Lawrence Washington to J. D. Seabrook, 1904 August 29. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
    • J. D. Seabrook, Charleston, to Lawrence Washington, 1904 August 31. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
      Scope and Contents

      Seabrook acknowledges the receipt of a check from Washington. He discusses book prices and writes that several descendants of William Washington are now living in Charleston.

    • Lawrence Washington to Hon. Reed B. Smoot, Washington D.C., 1909 February 12. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript draft with autograph corrections, regarding the senator's opposition to Senate Bill 1238 for the relief of the estate of General Washington.

    • Dr. John Winn, Richmond, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria, 1911 August 21. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding the genealogy of the Winn family and the bookplate of Rev. Richard Winn that Washington had in his possession.

    • Dr. John Winn, Richmond, to Lawrence Washington, Washington, 1911 August 24. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding a bookplate belonging to Rev. Richard Winn.

    • Invitation to serve as honorary pallbearer at the funeral of Justice Alexander B. Hagner, circa 1915. box: 3, Text folder: 3,
    • Note on the death of Lawrence Washington, 1920 January 28. box: 3, Text folder: 3,
    • Virtual confiscation of home is Uncle Sam's reward to mother who furnished five sons for World War, 1920s. box: 3, Text folder: 3,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript letter by "A Friend and Admirer of the Late Mr. Lawrence Washington," speaking against the government's unfair treatment of Lawrence Washington's widow.

    • Cary Marshall to Lawrence Washington, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 3,
      Scope and Contents

      Marshall has an "old fashioned brass fender" bought by his uncle, Lewis Marshall, at the sale at Waveland of John Augustine Washington III's estate. The fender is believed to come from Mount Vernon.

    • J. Nisbet Smith to Lawrence Washington, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 3,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter about dueling pistols that once belonged to Col. Washington.

    • Jeanie Turner Carter, Warrenton, to Lawrence Washington, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 4,
      Scope and Contents

      Carter writes that it had always been her impression that the Washington silver and sword were sent to her father at Kinlock and concealed in the pigeon house during the war, after which they were returned to the family.

    • Poem by Lawrence Washington, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 4,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document.

    • Lawrence Washington to Fannie Lackland Washington, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 4,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter unsigned. An incomplete and undated letter written by Lawrence to his wife, Fannie.

    • Notes on the life of "Judge Washington", undated. box: 3, Text folder: 4,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document in the hand of Lawrence Washington.

    • Notes about books taken from Waveland during the Civil War, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 4,
      Scope and Contents

      One page of notes in the hand of Lawrence Washington, regarding the return of books stolen by Major Osborne from Waveland during the Civil War.

  • Subseries 4.8. Louis XVI Engraving, 1939-1967. box: 3, Text folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence related to the sale and history of the Louis XVI engraving that once belonged to George Washington. With two photographic prints on the engraving.

  • Subseries 4.9. Newspaper Clippings, 1928-1994. box: 3, Text folder: 6,
    • Typescript of an article entitled "Lincoln Eulogies Nerely [sic] 'Facet of Herd Psychology'" from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1928 February 23. box: 3, Text folder: 6,
    • Obituary of Anne M. Washington, 1966 October 20. box: 3, Text folder: 6,
    • Clipped picture of Claymont Court, 1994 June 30. box: 3, Text folder: 6,
    • Article "After 167 years, Mt. Hebron passes out of clan", 1993 June 16. box: 3, Text folder: 6,
  • Subseries 4.10. Portrait of Lawrence Washington, 1899-1935. box: 3, Text folder: 7,
    • Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Cambridge, to Lawrence Washington, 1899 November 27. box: 3, Text folder: 7,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter sending two India prints from the photogravures made from the portrait of Lawrence Washington, which Washington allowed them to photograph.

    • Letters to and from Julian Howard Washington, 1928 September 5-1935 March 28. box: 3, Text folder: 7,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript letters to and from various art museums and libraries seeking information on the portrait of Lawrence Washington in his mother's possession, as well as letter regarding the appraisal, potential sale, and exhibition of the portrait.

    • Page from catalogue of the Exhibition of American portraits, collection of John Frederick Lewis, 1934 April 15-May 6. box: 3, Text folder: 7,
      Scope and Contents

      Describing the portrait of Washington's step-brother Lawrence.

    • Julian Howard Washington, Washington D.C., to Alice H. Richards, Mount Vernon, 1935 May 7. box: 3, Text folder: 7,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript copy of letter to the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association regarding the sale of the portrait of Lawrence Washington in his mother's possession.

    • Alice H. Richards, Washington D.C., to Mrs. Washington, 1935 June 8. box: 3, Text folder: 7,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript letter signed on Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union letterhead. Richards writes that the Association is "unanimous in its wish to own the portrait of Lawrence Washington" but is unable to pay the appraised price.

  • Subseries 4.11. Swords of George Washington, 1904-1917. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
    • Richard B. Washington, Charlestown, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria, 1904 December 3. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript copy.

    • Peter Nelson to Lawrence Washington, 1915 June 11. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript copy. Letter about the Washington sword purchased by the New York State Library.

    • William Lanier Washington, New York, to Lawrence Washington, 1916 October 2. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
      Scope and Contents

      William discusses an article he is writing about the swords of Washington.

    • Lawrence Washington, Washington, D.C., to William Lanier Washington, 1916 October 7. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
      Scope and Contents

      Five typescript copies of a letter sent by Lawrence to William regarding the history of the Washington sword he sold to Mr. William F. Havemeyer, which was later presented to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

    • William Lanier Washington to Lawrence Washington, 1916 November 10. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
      Scope and Contents

      William writes about a statement he had requested regarding the authenticity of Washington's sword. He has just read Paul Wilstach's book on Mount Vernon.

    • Caroline P. Campbell, Detroit, to Lawrence Washington, Washington, D.C., 1917 March 16. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
      Scope and Contents

      Campbell writes about the authenticity of Washington's Frederick the Great sword, which Professor Van Tyne of the University of Michigan has "absolutely no confidence in." She also discusses conflicting opinions about a portrait of Mary Ball Washington by Robert Edge Pine.

    • Typescript copy of an article on the Sword of Frederick, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
  • Subseries 4.12. Typescript Documents, 1653-1908. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
    • Excerpts from a book at Montrose, Virginia entitled "Deeds, Wills Patents &c. 1653-1659", 1653-1659. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript document.

    • George Washington to Dr. Boucher, 1770 April 20. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript document.

    • John Augustine Washington, Mount Vernon, to Burr W. Harrison, Leesburg, 1844 March 5. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript document.

    • Excerpt from "Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, Passed at the Session Commencing December 4, 1848, and ending March 19, 1849", 1849 February 22. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      Scope and Contents

      3 typescript copies. An act providing for the erection of a monument to Washington.

    • Virginia Bill No. 147, 1856 January 18. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript copy. A bill to incorporate the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, and to authorize the purchase of a part of Mount Vernon place.

    • A list of books, papers, and pamphlets, 1860-1864. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript document.

    • Music of the Confederacy, circa 1865. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript document.

    • Sixtieth Congress, Second Session, Senate Bill 1238. House Bill 5489, 1908. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
      Scope and Contents

      To reimburse the estate of General George Washington.

  • Subseries 4.13. Washington Descendants, 1833-1969. box: 3, Text folder: 10-19,
    • Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Doc. No. 30, no. 1, 1833. box: 3, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript document entitled "A list of officers of the army and navy, who have received lands from Virginia for Revolutionary services."

    • C. W. Burwell, Salem, to unidentified recipient, 1867 May 15. box: 3, Text folder: 10,
    • Fannie Lackland Washington, Waveland, to Aunt Bertie, 1884 June 25. box: 3, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript copy.

    • Invitation from the Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors Prior to 1750, circa 1890. box: 3, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      To Mrs. Julian (Eleanor Love Selden Washington) Howard, by right of her descent from Richard Bennett who was governor of Virginia from 1652-1655.

    • Deed between John Burns and Eleanor W. Howard, 1891 January 2. box: 3, Text folder: 10,
      Scope and Contents

      Granting the use of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad switch at Blakeley.

    • Fanny to Uncle, 1891 September 10. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter addressed to "My dear Uncle," announcing the death of Fanny's mother and giving an account of her final illness.

    • Frances Willis to Bushrod Corbin Washington, 1895 March 2. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter discussing a coat of arms for the Willis and Rich families found under the floor of a church.

    • Extracts from the quadrennial appraisement of land in Clermont County, Ohio, 1910. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
    • Mrs. John W. Cowan, Kansas City, to the Private Land Claims Committee, Washington D.C., 1910 May 27. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
      Scope and Contents

      A descendant of Mary Ball writes to see how she can claim money to be paid to the heirs of General Washington.

    • S. W. Washington, Charles Town, to Nellie, 1912 May 6. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
      Scope and Contents

      Discusses funeral costs and money being raised for the church.

    • Lee, Chicago, to Hon. F. A. Britten, Washington D.C., 1917 April 16. box: 3, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding property owned by Samuel W. Washington

    • Hugh A. Morrison, Washington, to Harrison H. Dodge, Mount Vernon, 1927 February 28. box: 3, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript copy. Morrison responds from the Library of Congress to Dodge's inquiry about the relationship between Lund Washington and George Washington.

    • W. R. Whittlesey to Anne M. Washington, 1931 May 8. box: 3, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence about the loan of 7 manuscript and print music books formerly owned by Ann Washington, wife of Bushrod Washington, to the Library of Congress.

    • Typescript last will and testament of Fannie Lackland Washington, 1933 June. box: 3, Text folder: 12,
    • Last will and testament of Fannie Lackland Washington, 1933 September 19. box: 3, Text folder: 12,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript signed.

    • Max Farland, San Marino, California, to Patty W. Washington, 1933 November 15. box: 3, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from the Director of Research at the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery regarding the letters of Robert E. Lee, "To Markie."

    • Forrest A. Brown, Charles Town, to Patty W. Washington, 1938 July 19. box: 3, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

      Letters concerning the sale of the Charles Town Water Works.

    • Invitation from the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, 1939 April 14. box: 3, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

      Invitation to a commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the notification by Charles Thomson Secretary of the Continental Congress of the election of George Washington as first President of the United States of America.

    • Letters concerning Julian Howard Washington's employment at Mount Vernon, 1941 May 17-30. box: 3, Text folder: 13,
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript letters to and from Regent Harriet C. Towner, Julian Howard Washington, and Patty W. Washington concerning the termination of Julian's employment at Mount Vernon.

    • James Lewis Hook to Miss Washington, 1948 February 6. box: 3, Text folder: 14,
      Scope and Contents

      Hook is interested in purchasing any books or manuscripts that Miss Washington has dated prior to 1866.

    • Anne M. Washington to Mrs. Donald Adams, 1948 May 27. box: 3, Text folder: 14,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding a set of William and Mary College Quarterly that belonged to Anne's father, Lawrence Washington. With Mrs. Adams's reply of the same date.

    • Charles C. Wall to Anne M. Washington, 1948 October 6. box: 3, Text folder: 14,
      Scope and Contents

      Encloses a typescript of a Bushrod Washington letter recently acquired by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union.

    • Anne M. Washington to Mrs. S. Walter Washington, 1949 June 11. box: 3, Text folder: 14,
      Scope and Contents

      A letter about family heirlooms addressed to Betty, with the reply.

    • Invoice from Princeton University Library to Anne M. Washington, 1950 February 10. box: 3, Text folder: 14,
      Scope and Contents

      For the collection of books in Carter Library.

    • Patty W. Washington to Burton W. Adkinson, Washington D.C., 1951 September 1-1953 February 14. box: 3, Text folder: 15,
      Scope and Contents

      Letters about replacing the frames for the Brooks map and Sampson Derrel deed which were lost or misplaced by the Library of Congress.

    • Mrs. Sarah Howard Caldwell, Seattle, to Selden, 1953 January 23. box: 3, Text folder: 15,
      Scope and Contents

      Caldwell writes that she found some old stock certificates in the Goshen Land and Investment Co.

    • Hope K. H. Powel, Mount Vernon, to Anne M. Washington, 1953 April 20. box: 3, Text folder: 15,
      Scope and Contents

      A letter from the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association regarding the death of Anne's mother and the opening of the Centennial exhibit at Mount Vernon.

    • Florence H. B. Shippen to Anne M. Washington, 1954 March 20. box: 3, Text folder: 15,
      Scope and Contents

      A letter and loan agreement with the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation at Stratford Hall.

    • Richard B. Tucker to Anne M. Washington, 1955 June 23. box: 3, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter requesting a photostatic copy of the will of John Washington.

    • John Augustine Washington to Carnegie Book Shop, 1956 February 13. box: 3, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      2 copies. Letter offering for sale manuscripts and books from the library of George Washington.

    • The Alexandria Association to Anne M. Washington, 1956 June 18. box: 3, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter thanking Anne for the paintings she lent to a recent exhibition.

    • Ryland Washington to Charles Cecil Wall, Mount Vernon, 1957 June 24. box: 3, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding the sale of Washington family relics to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

    • Anne M. Washington to Mrs. Albert Harkness, Mount Vernon, 1957 October 10. box: 3, Text folder: 16,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter to the Regent discussing the potential sale of Washington family relics.

    • Charles C. Wall, Mount Vernon, to Symon Gould, 1958 February 26. box: 3, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      A letter declining the purchase of books that belonged to Bushrod Washington but were not part of Washington's library.

    • Burwell Bassett Smith to Anne M. Washington, 1959 April 28. box: 3, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter and check from the sale of a miniature of Burwell Bassett by Charles Wilson Peale.

    • Charles C. Wall, Mount Vernon, to Anne M. Washington, 1959 February 24. box: 3, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding the recent purchase of two Bushrod Washington letters.

    • Patty W. Washington to John Melville Jennings, Richmond, 1962 May 11. box: 3, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter about the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

    • Robert G. Stewart to C. E. Collett, 1964 July 14. box: 3, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from the National Trust for Historic Preservation about the gift of one volume of Samuel Ireland's "Picturesque Views on the Upper or Warwickshire Avon," inscribed by Eleanor Parke Lewis to her daughter.

    • Charles C. Wall, Mount Vernon, to Cyril Collett, 1964 August 10. box: 3, Text folder: 17,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter about a book titled "The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings" from the library of John Augustine Washington III that was recently brought to Mount Vernon.

    • Typescript last will and testament of Anne M. Washington, 1964 November. box: 3, Text folder: 18,
    • Typescript last will and testament of Patty W. Washington, 1964 November. box: 3, Text folder: 18,
    • G. Bowdoin Craighill to Patty W. Washington, 1964 November 20. box: 3, Text folder: 18,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter enclosing a revised draft of Patty's will.

    • Carol S. Moffatt, Dartmouth College, to Anne and Patty Washington, 1968 January 12. box: 3, Text folder: 18,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from the Daniel Webster Papers Project.

    • G. Bowdoin Craighill to Patty W. Washington, 1969 February 6. box: 3, Text folder: 18,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter enclosing a copy of her second codicil, bequeathing her personal property to her nephew, Lawrence Washington.

    • Note about debts of Robert E. Lee, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document in very fragile condition.

    • Envelope addressed to Mrs. C. H. Sublette, Mountain View, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 19,
    • Anne M. Washington to Lawrence Hugh, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding the shipment of two boxes of books

    • Lawrence Washington, Jr., to Fannie Lackland Washington, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding Fannie's will.

    • Miscellaneous collection of books, undated. box: 3, Text folder: 19,
      Scope and Contents

      A typescript list of books in the collection of the Washington descendants.

Series 5. Prints and Photographic Materials, 1800-1910.
  • Delpech lithograph of George Washington, 1800s. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 20,
  • Photograph of Eliza Selden Washington Hunter, approximately 1870s. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    Taken by C. M. Bell of Washington, D.C. With genealogical notes on verso.

  • Photographs of Jane C. Washington's commonplace book, 1900s. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 20,
  • Photograph of the interior of the Alexandria-Washington Masonic Lodge, 1900s. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 21,
  • Print of George Washington Parke Custis, 1900s. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 21,
  • Print of Marquis de la Fayette, 1900s. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 21,
  • Photograph of painting of Mount Vernon by Ferdinand Richardt, 1910. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 21,
  • Photograph of Lawrence Washington, undated. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 21,
  • Unidentified photograph of a bearded man, undated. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 21,
  • Photograph of framed S. Joachim embroidery, undated. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 21,