FINAL ONLINE RELEASE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON PAPERS
The final release of digital images of the George Washington Papers from
the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress is now online in the
American Memory Web site at <http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/>.
In this final release, 45 items have been added. These letters, survey
documents and other materials date from 1763 to 1797. They are a part
of the Addenda to the Washington Papers, manuscripts acquired after
the bulk of the collection had been processed and microfilmed. Among the
newly added manuscripts are survey documents relating to the Dismal
Swamp and letters to and from Washington, Noah Webster and
Gen. John Cadwalader.
This final release will bring the total to more than 65,000 items, consisting
of correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals,
financial account books, military records, reports and notes accumulated
by Washington from 1741 through 1799.
The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress is the
largest collection of original Washington documents in the world.
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.
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