Vaughan, a wealthy English merchant, visited Mount Vernon in August 1787, while touring through Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. His journal contains a written description of the estate as well as the earliest-known sketch of the Mansion, gardens and outbuildings. These accounts make it an exceptionally valuable resource in the ongoing restoration of Mount Vernon.


June - September 1787




Leather, ink, watercolor, laid paper

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Gift of Mrs. E. A. Conrad, Mrs. Lawrence Howe, Mrs. William Loring Vaughan, Mr. Samuel Vaughan, Jr., and purchase from Mrs. George W. Gibson, 1989

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Colors (Beta)

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