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Washington, George, 1732-1799

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role Collector
dates 1732-1799
city Mt. Vernon
other citiesWestmoreland County, VA;
sex M
historical notes George Washingon was the first president of the United States (1789-1797), Commander in Chief of the Revolutionary Army, leader of the Constitutional Convention, member of Continental Congress (Virginia), a farmer, surveyor, art collector, amateur architect and landscape designer.

Washington collected both fine and decorative art and his collection included work and copies of work by, among others, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, and John Trumbull.

Washington's wife was Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802).

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The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
George Washington collection, 1749-1806, (bulk 1757-1799). see details...
The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
George and Martha Washington papers, 1750-1802. see details...
The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet Collection, 1766-1935 see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street

Jeremiah Colburn autograph collection, 1629-1881. see details...
Princeton University
Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Andre De Coppet collection, 1566-1942 (bulk 1770-1865). see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street

Foster family autograph collection, 1621-1930. see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799. see details...
University of Virginia
Digital Edition: The Papers of George Washington see details...
University of Virginia
The Papers of George Washington see details...