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George Washington Papers, 1755-1932

George Washington Papers, 1755-1932
Mss. 39.1 W25
3.0 Boxes
Scope and Contents
Photostats, typescripts, original and printed copies of letters and papers of and about George Washington, Martha Washington and Mary Ball Washington; manuscript of "The Washingtons of Sulgrave" by S. H. Lee Washington; portrait engravings and prints of George Washington and places and events associated with him, including an original pen and ink sketch [ca. 1790] by Benjamin H. Latrobe; a piece of sheet music written in honor of George Washington by George M. Cohan; and various maps. Original Washington letters in the collection include letter, 26 June 1796, of George Washington to his nephew Robert Lewis concerning his retirement from public life; and letter, 18 March 1799, of George Washington to James McAlpine concerning the making of a suit.
Washington, George (1732-1799)
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--Presidents
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
The materials that comprise this collection were donated and purchased by W&M Special Collections from numerous individuals between 1928 and 1997.
Related Materials

For other Washington material, see Dunmore Family Papers (I) (Mss. 65 D92), Dismal Swamp Collection (Mss. 39.2 D63), Powell Family Papers (Mss. 65 P875) and Leven Powell Papers (Mss. 65 P87).

Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03) include: Facsimile Dinner Plate (Mss 39.1W25.01)

Related Publications
Letters of Washington, 26 June 1796 and 18 March 1799 published in John C. Fitzpatrick, Writings of George Washington (Washington U. S. Govt. Print. Off., 1931-1944), Vol. 35, pp. 99-101 and Vol. 37, p. 152.
Preferred Citation
George Washington Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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