Washington family papers
Contains letters, receipts, legal papers and other materials, 1854-1889, related to the Lawrence Washington family of "Oak Grove," Westmoreland County, Virginia. Includes letters written to Lawrence Washington and to his son Robert James Washington. Includes a letter, 1868, from Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington Coleman concerning land in Minnesota which belonged to her first husband, Henry Augustine Washington.
- Creation: 1854-1889
- Washington, Lawrence, 1791-1875 (Person)
- Washington, Robert James, 1841-1910 (Person)
- Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington (1832-1908) (Person)
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The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Biographical / Historical
Lawrence Washington (1791-1875) was a farmer at "Oak Grove," Westmoreland County, Virginia. He and his wife Sarah Tayloe Washington were the parents of eleven children including Henry Augustine Washington who was a professor at the College of Willian & Mary.
0.3 Linear Feet (Three legal-size folders)
The collection is arranged into three folders: letters to Lawrence Washington, letters to Robert James Washington, and empty envelopes. The letters within the folders are in chronological order.
- Guide to the Washington family papers
- William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
- 2023 February
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