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Washington, George, 1732-1799

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1732-02-22 - 1799-12-14

Biographical / Historical

George Washington (1732-1799), American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father; first president of the United States.

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of advertisements that depict American history

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2622
Overview: This collection consists of collecting cards, advertising cards, sticker books, sheet music, and printed ephemera that document popular culture images of the United States and North America, as viewed chiefly by countries throughout Europe, including France, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The collection provides depictions of American subjects and themes from primarily European viewpoints used by companies to advertise their products or as premiums accompanying products....
Dates: 1870-2004, bulk 1887-1970

Paul Leicester Ford papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 488
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers of the American historian and author Paul Leicester Ford. The correspondence is largely professional and documents Ford's work as an editor, historian, bibliographer, novelist and playwright. Ford's correspondents include John Kendrick Bangs, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward Everett Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Rudyard Kipling, and S. Weir Mitchell; earlier letters written to others by James Fennimore Cooper and Jared Sparks...
Dates: 1736-1902, bulk 1885-1902

Fowler & Wells Portrait Posters for Physiognomy Lectures

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1000
Overview: A set of nineteen posters with 112 bust portraits depicting identified men and women, primarily authors, artists, scientists, monarchs, and religious and political leaders from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a group of idealized heads illustrating characteristics identified by phrenologists.
Dates: circa 1860

Robert Fridenberg Collection of Portrait and Topographical Prints

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1000
Overview: A collection of European and American portrait and topographical prints that includes work by printmakers Samuel Arlent Edwards, George Edward Perine, Eugène Sadoux, and others.
Dates: 1500-1945, bulk 1750-1900

Roger Griswold papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 256
Overview: Chiefly letters by Roger Griswold, of which three-fourths were written to his wife, Fanny Rogers Griswold, while he served in Congress, in Philadelphia and Washington, 1794-1805. While the letters to his wife are largely on family and practical matters relating to the family farm in Lyme, Connecticut, his letters to his father, Matthew Griswold, and to his brother, also Matthew, discuss politics briefly. A letter to Secretary of War, William Eustis, discusses the issue of placing the...
Dates: 1784-1812

Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 857
Overview: A collection of unrelated papers, linked by the family connections of the major figures. The papers of David Humphreys, a diplomat in the service of the United States, document his activities in Spain, 1789-1808. Also included are personal papers including correspondence with David Bushnell and Ezra Lee about submarines and with James Madison on politics, and some family correspondence. The papers of George William Erving, who was chargé d'affaires in Madrid (1804-1809) during Humphreys'...
Dates: 1776-1867

William Jackson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 783
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, and miscellaneous items of William Jackson, a major in the American Revolution and later an active political figure. Most of the items in the papers are letters received by Jackson between 1782 and 1828. Also included are memoranda relating to payments for surviving officers of the Continental Army and an account of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. Among the correspondents are John Quincy Adams, Alexander Garden, Joseph Hopkinson, Ebenezer...
Dates: 1782-1828

Annie Burr Jennings collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 687
Overview: An autograph collection of approximately forty letters and documents, chiefly dating from the Revolutionary War era. Prominent in the collection are Ashbel Green, James Wadsworth, and George Washington. Among the later writers are Albert Bierstadt, Richard Wagner and correspondents of Annie Burr Jennings.
Dates: 1775-1930

Letter : New York, to Mrs. Betty Lewis, Fredericksburgh, Virginia, 1789 Oct 12

 Part of Collection — Box: 65, Folder: GROUP 2568, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS with partial envelope to his sister regarding their mother's will and distribution of her property.
Dates: 1789 Oct 12

Katherine Mayo papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 345
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, writings, photographs, scrapbooks, research materials, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and literary career of Katherine Mayo, an author of several historical and investigative articles, essays, and books from 1896 to 1940. Correspondence files document the detailed literary research Mayo conducted and the strong public reaction generated by her writings. This is particularly true for such works as Justice to All (1917),...
Dates: 1835-1968, bulk 1918-1940

Peter Newell collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 63
Overview: The collection contains 35 drawings by illustrator Peter Newell which were acquired by the library, either by purchase or gift, primarily through funds left to the library by Newell's grandson Alfred Z. Baker (1907-1987). They include illustrations created for the Harper and Brothers firm and their periodicals Harper's Weekly, Harper's Monthly, and Harper's Bazar; illustrations created for other publishers; and examples of Newell's personal artwork, such as a self-portrait and portraits of his...
Dates: 1893-1914

Note : New Windsor, Conn., to Jabez Huntington (forgery), 1780 Dec 27

 Part of Collection — Box: 65, Folder: GROUP 2568, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ANS.

Forgery: by Robert Spring.
Dates: 1780 Dec 27

Note : to Mr. [Simeon] De Witt, [1780 Dec] 26

 Part of Collection — Box: 65, Folder: GROUP 2568, F-3
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Note in the third person inviting De Witt to dinner.

Inscribed by Washington on verso: "Mr. De Witt at Latta Zhepitts, New Windsor."

With original cover, inscribed in a third hand, and addressed to De Witt care of Deacon Brewster.

Cover has red wax seal in corner.
Dates: [1780 Dec] 26

Rochambeau Papers and Rochambeau Family Cartographic Archive

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 146
Overview: The Rochambeau Papers and Rochambeau Family Cartographic Archive is divided into two parts, the Rochambeau Papers, and the Cartographic Archive.
Dates: 1669-1823

Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 764
Overview: Collection consists of manuscripts (correspondence and drafts of writings), illustration material (drawings in all media, photographs, book dummies, and printing blocks and plates), and publication proofs by various authors and artists including Louisa May Alcott, Alexander Anderson, Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, Gelett Burgess, Harrison Cady, Palmer Cox, F. O. C. Darley, W. W. Denslow, Jo Mora, Peter Newell, and Symeon Shimin, as well as work produced for the McLoughlin Brothers publishing...
Dates: 1640-2001

David Smith Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1399
Overview: The papers consist of a selection of David Smith's personal papers and a library of his autograph sermons dating from 1796 to 1859. The personal papers are autograph manuscripts including ten volumes of his journals, his school notes, speeches, and keys to the abbreviations he used in his writings. Also present is Smith's manuscript song book containing compositions on themes such as Bunker Hill and the death of General James Wolfe, an autograph sermon by Rev. Alexander Gillet (1749-1826), and...
Dates: 1790-1859

Ezra Stiles Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1475
Overview: The Ezra Stiles Papers contain correspondence; autograph manuscript writings, many incorporating maps and drawings; personal papers and artifacts; family papers; and writings by others and printed material owned by Ezra Stiles or the Stiles family. Correspondence, 1740s-1795, consists of incoming letters, autograph manuscript copies of outgoing letters, and related family and third-party correspondence. Writings by Stiles, 1740s-1795, include research notes, drafts, and other works, with...
Dates: 1667-1991, bulk 1740-1795

Trumbull College manuscript collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 331
Overview: Contains legal documents signed by Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785) while governor, and one letter from him to Jonathan Trumbull (1740-1809); a letter from George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull (1740-1809); letters between John Trumbull and various people, regarding his paintings and exhibitions; receipts relating to his work; and draft and printed versions of the handbill announcing the print of his "The Declaration of Independence."
Dates: 1743-1830

John Trumbull papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 506
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal and financial records, and writings which document the artistic career, business ventures, and personal life of John Trumbull. The papers also include correspondence, diaries, and financial and legal records of other Trumbull family members and of related Huntington, Lanman, Silliman, and Wadsworth family members. Files of Theodore Sizer containing his research material and writings on John Trumbull are also in the papers.
Dates: 1750-1961

United States presidents collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 271
Overview: Letters, legal documents, and other material created or signed by United States presidents.
Dates: 1778-1948