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Title
George Washington notebook as a Virginia colonel
Names
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1757
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23122
Topics
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Fort Loudoun (Winchester, Va.)
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763
Virginia -- Militia
Soldiers
Genres
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Recipes
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .2 linear feet 1 volume
Description
Notebook kept by George Washington, first President of the United States, while a colonel in charge of the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War, 1757. Memoranda concern military matters and consist of his outlines for letters to be written, orders to be given, and tasks to be accomplished. Letter recipients include the Governor of Virginia, the Speaker of the House of Burgesses, Colonel Stanwix, and others. Initial entries are dated, beginning 1757 June 7, correlating to his command at Fort Loudoun in Winchester, Virginia. Items were apparently cross-hatched once completed. Memoranda include a list of officers' commissions given out by him in May and July; a list of his wagon horses with their names, physical descriptions and drawn brand marks; and a list of things to be done in Williamsburg should he go there in November. Also in his handwriting is an undated recipe for making "small beer." The volume also contains items not written by him: an earlier roll of the artificers employed at the works at Winchester under the command of Captain William Peach[e]y, with an account of their lost time for July, 1756; an undated list of men drafted from the artificers to do garrison duty for a time, drafted on July 9; and an undated list of men drafted from various Virginia counties, sometimes noting their occupation and description of fitness for service.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20514330
MSS Unit ID: 23122
Archives collections id: archives_collections_23122
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 17.01.1017
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9f42dce0-8317-0132-a808-58d385a7bbd0
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Item timeline of events

  • 1732: Creator Born
  • 1757: Created
  • 1799: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "George Washington notebook as a Virginia colonel" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1757. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/18d75990-8319-0132-56d7-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "George Washington notebook as a Virginia colonel" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/18d75990-8319-0132-56d7-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1757). George Washington notebook as a Virginia colonel Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/18d75990-8319-0132-56d7-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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George Washington notebook as a Virginia colonel