The Resource Located in oversize, box 8

Located in oversize, box 8

Label
1767-1790
Inclusive dates
1767-1790
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1767-1790, from Lund Washington (1737-1796) of Fairfax County, Virginia, to George Washington (1732-1799) concerning Lund Washington's management of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and other properties. Lund Washington discusses agricultural conditions; George Washington's land dealings; buying, selling, and health of slaves; construction and repairs to farm building and the house; livestock, especially horses; George Washington's tenants; conditions in Alexandria and Fairfax County during the Revolution; Potomac River defenses; and personal news. Lund Washington mentions Martha Washington (1731-1802) several times. Originals are located at Mount Vernon
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Lund Washington was born 21 October 1737 in Stafford County, Virginia, to Townshend and Elizabeth Lund Washington. Lund Washington managed Mount Vernon for his cousin George Washington (1732-1799) while the latter was away. Lund Washington bought his estate, "Hayfield," from George Washington in 1782. That same year he married Elizabeth Foote (d. 1812) and they had two daughters who died young. Lund Washington died in July 1796.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
Located in oversize, box 8
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00155.xml
Note
Located in oversize, box 8
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
161
Immediate source of acquisition
Richards, Gertrude R. B.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000502260
Reproduction note
Photostats (positive).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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