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Washington Family Papers

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Washington family.
Title: Washington Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1900
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Abstract: Correspondence, financial material.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Augustine Washington (1694–1743) was a Virginia planter and the father of George Washington. He had a total of ten children by two wives. His son Augustine II (1720-1762) had four children but only one son, William Augustine (1759-1810). William Augustine had nine children, among them his eldest son Augustine (1780-1798); his sixth child, George Corbin Washington (1789-1854), was a Congressman from Maryland and later president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Washington Family Papers consists of correspondence and financial materials relating to several members of the Washington family.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Correspondence is in alphabetical order.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Washington family.


Virginia -- History.

Genres and Forms

Financial records.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Washington Family Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1966, 1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 31 Oct 2010
Revision history:

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