John Augustine Washington III and descendants papers, 1771-1994 2018.SC.097

John Augustine Washington III and descendants 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 papers 1771-1994
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, III, 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 descendants papers, [Folder], Special Collections, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington [hereafter Washington Library], Mount Vernon, Virginia.


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 Augustine 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, 1795-1870
  • 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, III, 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; undatedEnglish.
  • Text box: 1 folder: 1797.09.19
    Letter, to Mrs. Frances Hubbard
    1797 September 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    St. Clair, Staunton, to Mrs. Frances Hubbard, Williamsburg. Letter addressed to "My dear dear Mama."

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1801.06.16
    John Rose to William Augustine Washington
    Washington, William Augustine, 1757-18101801 June 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    John Rose, Montrose, to William Augustine Washington, Haywood. Writes about a jury's unfavorable judgment in the case of a bond.

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

    Elizabeth Bowyer, Thorn Hill, to Miss Frances Griggs, Charlestown. 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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1837.06.12
    Caleb Russell to Jane C. Washington
    Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-18551837 June 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Caleb Russell, Quantico Factory, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1839.04.30
    Judith B. Alexander to Jane C. Washington
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611839 April 30English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1839.05.27
    George Mason to Jane C. Washington
    1839 May 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    George Mason, Hollin Hall, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon. Autograph letter signed.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1839.06.15
    F. F. Lee to Jane C. Washington
    Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-18551839 June 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    F. F. Lee, Washington City, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon. Lee writes that she will visit Mount Vernon for a few days with Mary and Rosa.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1839.12.13
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611839 December 13English.
    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.

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

    Bella Jones Adams, Philadelphia, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1842.02.08
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611842 February 8English.
    Scope and Contents

    Judith B. Alexander, Caledon, to John Augustine Washington III. 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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1842.03.04
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-1862Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611842 March 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1842.05.03
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611842 May 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander, Prospect Hill, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon. Hannah wishes Augustine a happy 21st birthday. Urges religious faith to gain lasting happiness. Gives family news.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1842.06.27
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611842 June 27English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1843.01.20
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661843 January 20English.
    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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1843.11.05
    John Augustine Washington III to William Ball
    Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611843 November 5English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1844.02.29
    Hannah Lee Washington to Jane C. Washington
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881circa 1844 February 29English.
    Scope and Contents

    Prospect Hill to Mount Vernon. 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.

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

    Chitton Hill. Letter about the sale of lime.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1844.07.25
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621844 March 20English.
    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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1844.03.28
    John Augustine Washington III to Mr. Downing
    Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611844 March 28English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

    Bellwood to Mount Vernon. Johnson wants to know whether Augustine wants to rent Mt. Zephyr farm for another year. Says it "is very much out of order and in a rough and 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.

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

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

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1845
    Richard Bushrod Washington to John Augustine Washington
    1845English.
    Scope and Contents

    Blakely to Mount Vernon. 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.

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

    Baltimore to Alexandria. Letter requesting payment of $90.20 for delivery of lime.

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

    Alexandria. 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.

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

    Baltimore. Letter acknowledging the receipt of a check for ninety dollars.

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

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

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

    Baltimore. 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.

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

    Tabb writes Augustine giving him directions to his residence.

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

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1845.07.21
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to Eleanor Love Selden Washington
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-18811845 July 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    Prospect Hill to Mount Vernon. 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.

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

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

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1846.03.16
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621846 March 16English.
    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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1846.04.01
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621846 April 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1846.05.25
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621846 May 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Charlestown to Mount Vernon. 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.

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

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

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1846.07.24
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621846 July 24English.
    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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1846.10.05
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621846 October 5English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

    Fairfax Court House. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1846.10.27
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621846 October 27English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

    Baltimore to Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1846.11.23
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621846 November 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Letter about the sale of farms.

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

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

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1847.05.19
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621847 May 19English.
    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.

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

    Letter about exchanging and reissuing stock certificates.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1847.10.19
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621847 October 19English.
    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.

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

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

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

    Bentroglio. 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.

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

    Bogglesville. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Norfolk to Alexandria. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1849.03.08
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661849 March 8English.
    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.

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

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

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

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

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1849.07.14
    Judith B. Alexander to Eleanor Love Selden Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661849 July 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1849.07.17
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621849 July 17English.
    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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1849.10.01
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661849 October 1English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 2 folder: circa 1850
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866circa 1850English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1850.10.31
    Unknown sender to Charlotte
    1850 October 31English.
    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.

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

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

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

    Alexandria. Letter about the purchase of lumber.

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

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

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

    Richmond. 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.

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

    Detroit to Mount Vernon. 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."

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

    Senate chamber. 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.

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

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

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

    Bushwood. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1852.05.04
    George Mason to John Augustine Washington III
    1852? May 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Hollin Hall to Mount Vernon. 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.

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

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1853.04.25
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621853 April 25English.
    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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1853.05.08
    William Bryan to John Augustine Washington III
    1853 May 8English.
    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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1853.06.01
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621853 June 1English.
    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."

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

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

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

    Annapolis. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1854.01.27
    Alfred Moss to John Augustine Washington III
    1854 January 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Fairfax Court House to Alexandria. 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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1854.05.04
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621854 May 4English.
    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.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1854.05.24
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621854 May 24English.
    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."

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1854.07.06
    Judith B. Alexander to Eleanor Love Selden Washington
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661854 July 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

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

    Alexandria. 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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1855.04.09
    Eliza A. Selden to John Augustine Washington III
    1855 April 9English.
    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.

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

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

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1855.07.23
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-18811855 July 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Blakeley. 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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1855.08.23
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621855 August 23English.
    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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1855.08.27
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-18811855 August 27English.
    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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1855.09.10
    George Mason to John Augustine Washington III
    1855 September 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Spring Bank to Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1855.11.10
    George Mason to John Augustine Washington III
    1855 November 10English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1856
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661856English.
    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.

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

    Annapolis to Alexandria. 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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1856.03.17
    George Mason to John Augustine Washington III
    1856 March 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Spring Bank to Mount Vernon. 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.

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

    Waverly. Discusses financial matters and debts.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1856.06.25
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661856 June 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1856.08.07
    George Mason to John Augustine Washington III
    1856 August 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Spring Bank to Mount Vernon. 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.

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

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

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1856.09.09
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621856 September 9English.
    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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1856.09.17
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621856 September 17English.
    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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1856.09.18
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661856 September 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

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

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

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1857.05.25
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661857 May 25English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1857.08.06
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621857 August 6English.
    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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1857.10.05
    Magnus T. Snodgrass to John Augustine Washington III
    1857 October 5English.
    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.

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

    Spring Bank. 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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1857.12.31
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621857 December 31English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1858.01.14
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 January 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Walnut Farm. 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."

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

    Havre de Grace. 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.

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

    Annapolis. 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.

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

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

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1858.02.03
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 February 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Letter discussing legal matters.

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

    Havre de Grace. 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.

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

    Havre de Grace. 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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1858.02.17
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 February 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Letter discussing financial matters.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1858.03.27
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 March 27English.
    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.

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

    Spring Bank. 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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1858.06.08
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 June 8English.
    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.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1858.06.09
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 June 9English.
    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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1858.07.27
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 July 27
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1858.08.10
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 August 10English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1858.08.17
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 August 17English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1858.08.21
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 August 21English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1858.09.07
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 September 7English.
    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.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1858.09.23
    George Mason to John Augustine Washington III
    1858 September 23English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

    Baltimore. Offers a pair of mules for sale for $350.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1858.10.17
    Judith B. Alexander to Eleanor Love Selden Washington
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661858 October 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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."

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1858.10.09
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 October 29English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1858.12.03
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621858 December 3English.
    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.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.01.16
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-18811859 January 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Charlestown. 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.

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

    Letter discussing oxen and other cattle.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.01.27
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621859 January 27English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.01.29
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621859 January 29English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.02
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621859 FebruaryEnglish.
    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."

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

    Mount Zephyr. 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.

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

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.02.11
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621859 February 11English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

    Philadelphia. 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.

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

    Describes planting methods in the fields.

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

    Front Royal. Letter about bank payments and balances owed.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.04.14
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621859 April 14English.
    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.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.04.15
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-18811859 April 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Charlestown. 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.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.05.10
    John Augustine Washington III to D. M. Adams
    Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611859 May 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph letter signed. Mount Vernon. 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.

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

    Norfolk to Alexandria. 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.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.06.11
    George Mason to John Augustine Washington III
    1859 June 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Spring Bank to Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.06.29
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621859 June 29English.
    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.

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

    Accotink. Letter in reference to a note from Nevitt.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.07.03
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661859 July 3English.
    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.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.07.11
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621859 July 11English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

    Letter about breeding a mare.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.07.14
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661859 July 14English.
    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.

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

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.10.11
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-18811859 October 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Charlestown. Hannah thanks Augustine for all that he does for her.

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

    Letter regarding the delivery of deeds.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1860.01.05
    Bushrod Washington Herbert to John Augustine Washington III
    Herbert, Bushrod Washington, -18881860 January 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Prospect Hill to Mount Vernon. Autograph letter signed, regarding the sale of an enslaved woman named Milly.

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

    Norfolk to Alexandria. Discusses purchase of shares in Dismal Swamp Company.

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

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

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

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

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

    Bollingbrook. 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.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1860.02.16
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621860 February 16English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1860.03.26
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661860 March 26English.
    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.

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

    Accotink. Letter about the sale of cedar posts.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1860.05.30
    A. Herbert to John Augustine Washington III
    circa 1860 May 30English.
  • Text box: 5 folder: 1860.06.22
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-18661860 June 22English.
    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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1860.07.01
    Mrs. M. J. Hooff to John Augustine Washington III
    1860 July 1English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1860.10.12
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-18811860 October 12English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

    Letter about acquiring a bull and some sheep.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1860.12.14
    Robert Beverley to John Augustine Washington III
    1860 December 14English.
    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.

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

    A letter about church matters.

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

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

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

    To Waveland. 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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1861.03.14
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-18621861 March 4English.
    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.

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

    Accotink. A response to complaints about cedar posts sold to Augustine.

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

    Waverly. 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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Anna Maria Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Anna Maria Washington, 1817-1850undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. Hannah writes that Cary would like to visit Augustine.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Richwoods. 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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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."

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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."

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Judith B. Alexander to Eleanor Love Selden Washington
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, Judith Ball Blackburn, 1796-1866undatedEnglish.
    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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    William Fontaine Alexander to Jane C. Washington
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-1862undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III
    Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-1862undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Mrs. Cazenove to John Augustine Washington III
    undatedEnglish.
    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.

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

    To Mount Vernon. 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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    E. A. Lloyd to Eleanor Love Selden Washington
    undatedEnglish.
    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.

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

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    George Mason to John Augustine Washington III
    undatedEnglish.
    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.

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

    Hollin Hall to Mount Vernon. Autograph letter signed, mentions Jane C. Washington. Also discusses a woman who wronged him.

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

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    George Mason to unknown recipient
    undatedEnglish.
    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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Miss C. B. Turner to John Augustine Washington III
    undatedEnglish.
    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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Poem "The Knell of Time" by Jane C. Washington
    Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Poem "My Little Comforter" by Jane C. Washington
    Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Fragments of poetry by Jane C. Washington
    Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

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

Series 2. Legal Documents
1847-1860; undatedEnglish.
  • Text box: 2 folder: 1847.02.09
    Survey by Silas Burke of 200 acres near Ravensworth
    1847 February 9English.
  • Text box: 2 folder: 1851.09.25
    Deed of sale to Captain James Cornick
    1851 September 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    For a partial share in the Dismal Swamp Company.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1859.11.18
    Deed between James Cornick and John Augustine Washington III
    1859 November 18English.
    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.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1860.01.27
    Indenture between Mary C. Parnell and John Augustine Washington III
    1860 January 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    For a partial share in the Dismal Swamp Company.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1860.03.01
    Indenture between William and Ann Parnell and John Augustine Washington III
    1860 March 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    For a partial share in the Dismal Swamp Company.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1860.03.27
    Receipt from William Parnell to Tazewell Taylor
    1860 March 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    For sale of Dismal Swamp Land Co. stock.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1860.04.20
    Deed between George Byrd and John Augustine Washington III
    1860 April 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    For a partial share in the Dismal Swamp Company.

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Statement from H. W. Davis to John Augustine Washington III
    undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Document suggesting amendments to a legal compromise.

Series 3. Financial Records
1771-1860; undatedEnglish.
  • Text box: 1 folder: 1771-1789
    Credits on bank bond
    1771 April 29-1789 January 9English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1785.07.16
    Edward Smith to Col. John Fitzgerald
    1785 July 16English.
    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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1799.03-1799.09
    Accounts of Robert Beverley with Samuel and Baril Gordon
    1799 March 1-September 3English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1820.02.03
    Bank of Potomac check to John Augustine Washington II
    1820 February 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Document signed John A. Washington.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1820.01.24
    Bank of Potomac check from John Augustine Washington II to William Brown
    Washington, John Augustine, 1789-18321820 January 24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document signed.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1845.02.28
    Receipt from Samuel K. George to John Augustine Washington III
    1845 February 28English.
    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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1845.07.26
    Samuel K. George to John Augustine Washington III
    1845 July 26English.
    Scope and Contents

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

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

    2 invoices for blacksmith services.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1852.09.15
    Agreement between William Easby and John Augustine Washington III
    1852 September 15English.
    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.

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

    For the purchase of household goods.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1860.03.10
    Farmer's Bank of Washington check from J. M. Mason to John A. Bell
    1860 March 10English.
  • Text box: 2 folder: 1860.10.25
    Burke & Herbert to John Augustine Washington III
    1860 October 25English.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Survey notes on Daingerfield property
    undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    2 leaves of survey notes in different hands

  • Text box: 5 folder: undated
    Envelopes
    undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

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

Series 4. Subject Files
1896-1994English.
  • Text box: 6 folder: 17
    Subseries 4.1. Braddock Sash
    1896-1902English.
    • Text box: 6 folder: 17
      Betty Taylor Dandridge, Winchester, to Lawrence Washington
      1896 October 20English.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 6 folder: 17
      Betty Taylor Dandridge, Winchester, to Lawrence Washington
      1896 November 11English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 17
      F. D. Stone, Philadelphia, to Lawrence Washington
      1896 November 17English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 17
      Braddock's March through West Virginia by Gen. W. P. Craighill
      1902 JulyEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 6 folder: 18
    Subseries 4.2. Chapman Portrait of the Family of Mrs. John Augustine Washington
    1960-1967English.
    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.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 19
    Subseries 4.3. Christ Church, Alexandria
    1800-1899English.
    • Text box: 6 folder: 19
      Survey and plat of Christ Church, Alexandria
      1800sEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

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

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

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

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

    • Text box: 2 folder: 19
      Lawrence Washington to Eleanor W. Howard
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-19201899 September 16English.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 2 folder: 19
      Lawrence Washington to Eleanor W. Howard
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-19201899 September 23English.
  • Text box: 6 folder: 20
    Subseries 4.4. Dismal Swamp Land Company
    1962-1963English.
    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

  • Text box: 6 folder: 21
    Subseries 4.5. Genealogical Notes
    undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 6 folder: 22-24
    Subseries 4.6. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association
    1913-1968English.
    • Washington, the Man and the Mason book blurb by Kate Bronwlee Sherwood
      1913 May 13English.
      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
      1965-1968English.
      Scope and Contents

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

  • Text box: 6 folder: 25-28
    Subseries 4.7. Lawrence Washington (1854-1920)
    1872-1920English.
    • Text box: 6 folder: 25
      George Barrett, Luray, to "Brother"
      1872 November 11English.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 6 folder: 25
      Lawrence Washington, Waveland, to unidentified recipient
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-19201876 May 21English.
    • Text box: 6 folder: 25
      Gus Washington to Lawrence Washington
      1882 August 15English.
      Scope and Contents

      Acknowledges receipt of $25 from George Light.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 25
      Miss Alicia Hayne, Greenville, to Lawrence Washington
      1894 February 28English.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 6 folder: 25
      A. S. Salley, Jr., Orangeburg, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria
      1895 July 5English.
    • Text box: 6 folder: 26
      Harrison Dodge, Mount Vernon, to Lawrence Washington
      Dodge, Harrison Howell, 1852-19371896 January 27English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 26
      Survey notes for Lawrence Washington
      1895 October 30English.
    • Text box: 6 folder: 26
      Bishop John F. Hurst, Washington, to Richard Olney, Secretary of State
      1896 May 26English.
      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."

    • Text box: 6 folder: 26
      J. S. Bradley to Lawrence Washington
      1896 July 21English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 26
      Virginia Dorsey, Front Royal, to Lawrence Washington
      1896 October 11English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 26
      Virginia Dorsey, Front Royal, to Lawrence Washington
      1896 December 3English.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 6 folder: 27
      J. S. Bradley to Lawrence Washington
      1896 December 6English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 27
      William C. Lane, Boston, to Lawrence Washington
      1897 March 4English.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 6 folder: 27
      William C. Lane, Boston, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria
      1897 March 16English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 27
      J. S. Bradley, New York, to Lawrence Washington
      1897 April 1English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 27
      A. S. Salley, Jr., Charleston, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria
      1897 April 30English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 28
      J. Dawson, Charleston, to Lawrence Washington
      1897 May 24English.
      Scope and Contents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Text box: 2 folder: 28
      Newspaper clipping, "Book Owned by George Washington"
      1900sEnglish.
      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.

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

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

    • Text box: 2 folder: 28
      Check from Lawrence Washington to J. D. Seabrook
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-19201901 January 8English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 1
      C. F. Gunther, Chicago, to Lawrence Washington
      1901 November 23English.
      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.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 1
      Check from Lawrence Washington to J. D. Seabrook
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-19201901 November 25English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 1
      Charles Dexter Allen, Hartford, to Lawrence Washington
      1902 January 27English.
      Scope and Contents

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

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

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

      Letter discussing the bookplate of Abraham Lott.

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

      Letter about the sale of manuscripts.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 2
      Check from Lawrence Washington to J. D. Seabrook
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-19201904 August 29English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 2
      J. D. Seabrook, Charleston, to Lawrence Washington
      1904 August 31English.
      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.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 2
      Lawrence Washington to Hon. Reed B. Smoot, Washington D.C.
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-19201909 February 12English.
      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.

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

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

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

      Letter regarding a bookplate belonging to Rev. Richard Winn.

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 3
      Cary Marshall to Lawrence Washington
      undatedEnglish.
      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.

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

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 4
      Jeanie Turner Carter, Warrenton, to Lawrence Washington
      undatedEnglish.
      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.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 4
      Poem by Lawrence Washington
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-1920undatedEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 4
      Lawrence Washington to Fannie Lackland Washington
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-1920undatedEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 4
      Notes on the life of "Judge Washington"
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-1920undatedEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document in the hand of Lawrence Washington.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 4
      Notes about books taken from Waveland during the Civil War
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-1920undatedEnglish.
      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.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 5
    Subseries 4.8. Louis XVI Engraving
    1939-1967English.
    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.

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

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

    • Text box: 6 folder: 7
      Letters to and from Julian Howard Washington
      1928 September 5-1935 March 28English.
      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.

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

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

    • Text box: 6 folder: 7
      Julian Howard Washington, Washington D.C., to Alice H. Richards, Mount Vernon
      1935 May 7English.
      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.

    • Text box: 6 folder: 7
      Alice H. Richards, Washington D.C., to Mrs. Washington
      1935 June 8English.
      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.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 8
    Subseries 4.11. Swords of George Washington
    1904-1917English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      Richard B. Washington, Charlestown, to Lawrence Washington, Alexandria
      1904 December 3English.
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript copy.

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

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      William Lanier Washington, New York, to Lawrence Washington
      Washington, William Lanier, 1865-19331916 October 2English.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      Lawrence Washington, Washington, D.C., to William Lanier Washington
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-19201916 October 7English.
      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.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      William Lanier Washington to Lawrence Washington
      Washington, William Lanier, 1865-19331916 November 10English.
      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.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      Caroline P. Campbell, Detroit, to Lawrence Washington, Washington, D.C.
      Washington, Lawrence, 1854-19201917 March 16English.
      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.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 8
      Typescript copy of an article on the Sword of Frederick
      undatedEnglish.
  • Text box: 6 folder: 9
    Subseries 4.12. Typescript Documents
    1653-1908English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 9
      Excerpts from a book at Montrose, Virginia entitled "Deeds, Wills Patents &c. 1653-1659"
      1653-1659English.
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript document.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 9
      George Washington to Dr. Boucher
      Washington, George, 1732-17991770 April 20English.
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript document.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 9
      John Augustine Washington, Mount Vernon, to Burr W. Harrison, Leesburg
      Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-18611844 March 5English.
      Scope and Contents

      Typescript document.

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

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 9
      Virginia Bill No. 147
      1856 January 18English.
      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.

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

      Typescript document.

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

      Typescript document.

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

      To reimburse the estate of General George Washington.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 10-19
    Subseries 4.13. Washington Descendants
    1833-1969English.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 10
      Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Doc. No. 30, no. 1
      1833English.
      Scope and Contents

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

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

      Typescript copy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Discusses funeral costs and money being raised for the church.

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

      Letter regarding property owned by Samuel W. Washington

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 12
      W. R. Whittlesey to Anne M. Washington
      1931 May 8English.
      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.

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

      Typescript signed.

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

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

      Letters concerning the sale of the Charles Town Water Works.

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

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

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

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 14
      Anne M. Washington to Mrs. Donald Adams
      Washington, Anne Madison, 1882-19661948 May 27English.
      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.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 14
      Charles C. Wall to Anne M. Washington
      Wall, Charles Cecil, 1903-19951948 October 6English.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 14
      Anne M. Washington to Mrs. S. Walter Washington
      Washington, Anne Madison, 1882-19661949 June 11English.
      Scope and Contents

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

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

      For the collection of books in Carter Library.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 15
      Patty W. Washington to Burton W. Adkinson, Washington D.C.
      Washington, Patty Willis, 1880-19711951 September 1-1953 February 14English.
      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.

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

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

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 15
      Florence H. B. Shippen to Anne M. Washington
      Washington, Anne Madison, 1882-19661954 March 20English.
      Scope and Contents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 16
      Anne M. Washington to Mrs. Albert Harkness, Mount Vernon
      Washington, Anne Madison, 1882-19661957 October 10English.
      Scope and Contents

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 17
      Charles C. Wall, Mount Vernon, to Symon Gould
      Wall, Charles Cecil, 1903-19951958 February 26English.
      Scope and Contents

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

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

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

    • Text box: 3 folder: 17
      Charles C. Wall, Mount Vernon, to Anne M. Washington
      Wall, Charles Cecil, 1903-19951959 February 24English.
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding the recent purchase of two Bushrod Washington letters.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 17
      Patty W. Washington to John Melville Jennings, Richmond
      Washington, Patty Willis, 1880-19711962 May 11English.
      Scope and Contents

      Letter about the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 17
      Robert G. Stewart to C. E. Collett
      1964 July 14English.
      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.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 17
      Charles C. Wall, Mount Vernon, to Cyril Collett
      Wall, Charles Cecil, 1903-19951964 August 10English.
      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.

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

      Letter enclosing a revised draft of Patty's will.

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

      Letter from the Daniel Webster Papers Project.

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

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

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

      Autograph document in very fragile condition.

    • Text box: 3 folder: 19
      Envelope addressed to Mrs. C. H. Sublette, Mountain View
      undatedEnglish.
    • Text box: 3 folder: 19
      Anne M. Washington to Lawrence Hugh
      Washington, Anne Madison, 1882-1966undatedEnglish.
      Scope and Contents

      Letter regarding the shipment of two boxes of books

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

      Letter regarding Fannie's will.

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

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

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

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

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