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George Washington collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0012

Scope and Contents

This collection includes both original and facsimile content. The collection's contents pertain to land along the Great Kanhawa, the American Revolution, Mt. Vernon, and Washington Academy in Lexington, Va. There is also a facsimile and typescript for items whose originals are elsewhere or in private hands. A few of the original Washington-related items have been reproduced for research with the originals removed for security purposes.


  • Creation: 1775-1777, 1798, 1888, 1949

Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

George Washington was the first president of the United States and benefactor of Washington Academy (formerly Liberty Hall Academy) in Lexington, Virginia.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half sized document box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance for this collection varies. The letter from Washington to his nephew was a gift from F. R. Crawford in 1963. The Washington Academcy-related items are part of the official university records.

Related Materials

Rare Book: The Will of General George Washington (E312.99 1800) Rare Book: The Beauties of Johnson (inscribed by George Washington (PR3522 .K4 1782) WLU-Coll-0138: Washington and Custis Families Account Book



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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA