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. More





  • Written - United States


Ink, laid paper, marbleized paper


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)


Purchase, 1923


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

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