Secrets of Washington's Archives

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What is the oldest book in George Washington’s Collection?

3,651 views June 19, 2023
In the first video of The Secrets of Washington's Archives, historians explore the oldest book owned by George Washington at the George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon. Washington borrowed this book on surveying at age thirteen from his family friends, the Fairfaxes. It was a fundamental part of Washington's early education, and the book contains numerous math problems written on its pages. Listen to the podcast companion: Learn More about the George Washington Podcast Network:
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