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Brown Bag: Lewis Evans’ 1755 Map of the Middle British Colonies in North America

Detail from Lewis Evans' "A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America" (1755)," from the Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection (MVLA).

Bring your lunch and learn more about George Washington's world, the Washington Presidential Library’s important map collection, and the American Revolutionary Geographies Online (ARGO) web portal in our new ARGO Brown Bag lunch series.


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Join Dr. Alexandra Montgomery, manager of the Center for Digital History and one of the ARGO project leads, to learn more about one of George Washington’s favorite maps: Lewis Evans’ 1755 A Map of the Middle British Colonies in North America. The Evans map was one of the best maps of the Early American west and remained influential for decades in Anglo-American thought about what is now the Midwest.

Alexandra L. Montgomery

Dr. Alexandra L. Montgomery is Manager of the Center for Digital History at the Washington Presidential Library at George Washington's Mount Vernon and one of the leads for the ARGO project. She holds a PhD in early American history from the University of Pennsylvania. When she is not wrangling digital projects about George Washington, her work focuses on land speculation, settler expansion, and mapping in eighteenth century North America.

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