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The blacksmith shop and related activities at Mount Vernon / by John P. Riley.

by Riley, John P .
Type: Book Series: Publisher: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, 1988 .Description: ca. 126 leaves in various numberings : ill. ; 29 cm .Related Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Manuscripts -- Extracts | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Virginia -- Mount Vernon | Blacksmithing -- Virginia -- 18th century | Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
Item type Location Collection Call Number Status Date Due
Unpublished report or presentation George Washington's Estate and Gardens Library Open Stacks General Collection E312.5 .R55 1988 (Browse Shelf) Available

Consists of transcribed extracts from George Washington manuscripts, and of photocopies of pages from other published and unpublished works of various kinds including internal reports, journal articles, and association minutes.

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 56-57).

"This report is the result of an attempt to organize the research materials available in the Library pertaining to the blacksmith shop at Mount Vernon as well as smithing activities here and, more generally, at a typical 18th century Virginia plantation. The material found here has been culled from a variety of sources in the Library and Archives: information and restoration files, information notebooks, published and unpublished correspondence and diaries. Certainly, these sources contain more information than is assembled here (e.g. record photographs and blueprints found in restoration files). However, this file contains the bulk of material available at Mount Vernon Library and should be considered the main research tool. Published reference works are listed at the end in the form of a bibliography."--(p. [1])

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