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Searching for George Washington

Erica B Mitchell is a Research Assitant working on the Papers of George Washington project.
George Washington

The Papers of George Washington is a documentary editing project at the University of Virginia that has been engaged since 1968 in publishing a comprehensive edition of Washington’s correspondence.  Letters written to Washington as well as letters and documents written by him are being published in our volumes.  In order to take advantage of recent acquisitions and new archival technology, we are currently conducting a document search to update our holdings. If you have any Washington-related manuscript material, including correspondence, notes, financial documents, items written on his behalf, deeds, etc., please contact our office. 

These documents are vital to the success of our project, and we would be very grateful to your institution for helping us in this process. We have contacted most institutions that have provided documents to us in the past, but we would like to reach out to institutions or private owners that may have Washington material they have never shared with us.  If you would like more information about the Papers of George Washington, please visit our website at  If you have Washington-related manuscript material, please contact our office by e-mail at, by phone at (434) 924- 3569, or by mail at:

The Papers of George Washington
The University of Virginia
PO Box 400117
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4117

 Thank you in advance for any assistance you are able to provide us. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this request.


  • enno says:

    George Washington is almost, but not quite, related to me. The sister of his great great grandmother was married to my 14xgreat grandfather’s brother.

    July 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  • Fiona Sullivan says:

    That’s great @enno ! The term “extended family” is so broad in meaning it could almost apply ;-)

    July 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm