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Surviving account books, such as this original manuscript of Colonel Washington's sundry accounts 1760-1765, provide a wealth of insight into the daily operations of the Mount Vernon Estate. Colonel Washington's sundry accounts include weekly reports of work done by carpenters as well as inventories and purchases of everything from nails to gallons of brandy. The first three pages, comprising about four hundred words, are written in Washington's own hand; the remaining seventeen pages are written in the hand of another.

Description

AD (Autograph Document) Front and back cover, ten pages with text on recto and verso, eleventh page blank. The back cover has a white oval sticker with a red edge and the number 244 written inside. Partial watermark at center left edge of each page with text. Pages 1, 2, and 3, only top half of watermark visible, similar to Gravell, Foreign Watermarks 381, 710, and 711. Page 4, only top half of watermark visible, similar to Gravell, Foreign Watermarks 290 and 294. Pages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, only bottom half of watermark visible, similar to Gravell, Foreign Watermarks 294. Page 11 does not contain a watermark.

Date

1760-1765


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Material/Technique

Ink, laid paper, marbleized paper


Dimensions

Overall (silking and hinges): 7 3/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (19.69 cm x 17.46 cm)
Other (image): 7 3/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (19.69 cm x 15.56 cm)
Other (cover pages): 7 3/4 in. x 6 3/8 in. (19.69 cm x 16.19 cm)


Credit Line

Purchase, 1923


Signed

Page 9, verso, center right, in brown ink: Thomas Nichols


Object Number

W-675


Colors (Beta)


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