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John Augustine Washington collection

 Collection — Box: BW 9, Folder: 1 [X031589315]
Identifier: MSS 16210

Scope and Contents

John Augustine Washington collection of 7 letters were purchased separately and the Small Special Collections Library combined them into one collection, 0.04 cubic feet, 1837-1845. There are letters from Jacob Thompson to John Augustine Washington about the purchase of slaves, a letter from Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington about his health, two letters from John Augustine Washington to his mother, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington about Mount Vernon and slaves at "Blakeley" plantation, a letter to John Augustine Washington from his cousin B. W. A. about his current affairs, friends at the University of Virginia and at home, and a letter from R. W. N. Noland to John Augstine Washington about the sale of Farmington in Charlottesville, Virginia.. Names mentioned are Dr. Barnet, Mr. Clauson, Mr. Bell (Mr. Yates son-in-law), Whig candidates Gilmer & Southall, Dr. Cocke, Miss Julia Mandeville, and his Aunt Judy. Also mentioned is the death of Mr. Franklin English by bilious fever.


  • 1837-1845, 1858

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

John Augustine Washington III (1821-1861) son of John Augustine Washington and Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington, and great-great nephew of George Washington, graduated from the University of Virginia in 1840 and lived at Mount Vernon.


0.04 Cubic Feet (One folder in document box BW 9.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Beltrone Company and Jerry N. Showalter by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on August 18, November 17, 2016, and February 2, 2018.
John Augustine Washington collection
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States