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A letter from George Washington at Mount Vernon, Virginia

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MS. Eng. hist. a. 5

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A letter from George Washington at Mount Vernon, Virginia, Oct. 6, 1773, ordering certain goods for himself and books for mr. Custis, from Robert Cary a London merchant. There are two signatures of the writer, and his seal (broken).

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1773 in Virginia by G. Washington

Extent

1 leaf

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. a. 5, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. a. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19498

Abstract

A letter from George Washington at Mount Vernon, Virginia

Biographical / Historical

George Washington (1732-1799) was President of the United States of America.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 32934

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the family of the late John Charles Conybeare on June 18, 1901.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 3/4 × 16 in. glazed in an oak frame 18 1/2 × 21 3/4 in.
Title
A letter from George Washington at Mount Vernon, Virginia
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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