The George Washington Papers


"The complete George Washington Papers collection from the Manuscript Division at
the Library of Congress consists of approximately 65,000 documents. This is the
largest collection of original Washington documents in the world. Document types
in the collection as a whole include correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace
books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports,
and notes accumulated by Washington from 1741 through 1799. The collection is
organized into nine Series or groupings.
Commonplace books, correspondence, and travel journals, document his youth and
early adulthood as a Virginia county surveyor and as colonel of the militia
during the French and Indian War. Washington’s election as delegate to the First
and Second Continental Congresses and his command of the American army during
the Revolutionary war are well documented as well as his two presidential
administrations from 1789 through 1797. Because of the wide range of
Washington’s interests, activities, and correspondents, which include ordinary
citizens as well as celebrated figures, his papers are a rich source for almost
every aspect of colonial and early American history. In its online presentation,
the George Washington Papers consists of approximately 152,000 images."

The George Washington Papers
Library of Congress
Diary Index

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