Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Creator:
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Title:
George Washington Letters
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/gf06g269q
Dates:
1750-1799
Size:
3 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
This is stored in multiple locations. Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3 Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 3
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of photostats of over 100 George Washington letters in the private collection of Edward Ambler Armstrong, as well as 14 original Washington letters and documents, and several supplementary items.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of photostats of over 100 Washington letters in the private collection of Edward Ambler Armstrong, as well as 14 original Washington letters and documents, and several supplementary items. Included is an original survey (1750) of land in Frederick County, Virginia, made by Washington for Isaac Pennington. While many of the letters deal with military affairs of the Revolutionary War, Washington's management of his estate, Mount Vernon, and that of the government during his presidency are also prevalent topics in others. Correspondents include George Clinton, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Robert Morris, and Bushrod Washington.

Arrangement

Arranged in two chronological groups: photostats, originals.

Collection Creator Biography:

Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Bushrod Washington was George Washingto's nephew. He inherited Mount Vernon.

John Augustine Washington was the great-grandson of Washington's brother, John Augustine Washington.

Lawrence Washington was a great-great grandson of Washington's brother, John Augustine Washington.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Dinner invitations are a gift of Mrs. Douglas Rutherford. Transcript of letter to Mrs. William Alexander is a gift of Maria Miller. Photocopy of a letter to Maj. Gen. Henry Know is a gift of Carl Otto v. Kienbusch. Photocopy of letter to Gen. Huntington is a gift of John N. Kenyon. Document signed by Washington is a gift of Mrs. Phillip Marshall Brown.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '2013 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

George Washington Letters; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/gf06g269q
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
This is stored in multiple locations. Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3 Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 3