Contents and Arrangement

Letter to Colonel John Laurens, Photostat, 1779

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Letter to Colonel John Laurens, Photostat; George Washington Letters, C0235, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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