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Library Information

Library date
1799-12-14
"YYYY-MM-DD", "YYYY" "YYYY-MM-DD BCE", "5th-6th c. BCE",
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Location
"Boston, Massachusetts, USA", "London, England", "The Plaza Hotel, New York, New York, USA", "Hogwarts", "Alpha Centauri", "Hell"
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Library Size (titles)
1283
Number of titles in the library. 1,459; ~50; 100-200; Unknown ("1 lot books")
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Library Size (volumes)
Number of volumes in the library. 1,459; ~50; 100-200
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Sources
Stanley Ellis Cushing. The George Washington Library Collection Boston: Boston Athenæum, 1997
Frances Laverne Carroll and Mary Meacham. The Library at Mount Vernon Pittsburgh: Beta Phi Mu, 1977
Published inventory; Worthington Chauncey Ford. Inventory of the contents of Mount Vernon, 1810, with a prefatory note by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Portland, Ore.: Printed by Kilham Stationary & Printing Co., 1909
Published catalog; Appleton P.C. Griffin, William Coolidge Lane, and Franklin Osborne Poole. A catalogue of the Washington collection in the Boston Athenæum. Boston: Boston Athenæum, 1897. Digital version. Index, published 1900. Digital version here.
Auction catalog; Stan V. Henkels. The final sale of the relics of General Washington owned by Lawrence Washington, esq., Bushrod C. Washington, esq., Thos. B. Washington, esq., and J.R.C. Lewis, esq., embracing the most important collection ever brought together, of letters, deeds, leases, legal documents, receipts, bills, account books, and memoranda, belonging to and written by General Washington … to be sold in our book salesroom … April 21st, 22d, 23d, 1891. Philadelphia: Thos. Birch’s Sons, 1891
Auction catalog; John Remigius Baker and Stan V. Henkels. The valuable and extraordinary collection of books from the library of Genl. Geo. Washington and other historical and literary rarities, collected by John R. Baker, Sr., of Phila. ... to be sold ... Feb. 11 & 12, '91. Philadelphia: Bicking Press, 1891
Paul R. Wagner. "Books from the Library of George Washington now in the Princeton University Library." Princeton University Library Chronicle XXXII:2 (Winter, 1971), pp. 111-115
Extant copies (Boston Athenaeum, Mount Vernon, Morgan Library, &c.)
Assorted auction records
Will (1765, approved 1784); Probate inventory (1675)
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Library Notes
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Links
www.example.com, https://www.example.com/, www.example.com/some/url
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Provenance Marks
Bookplate (1792): Chippendale armorial design, "George Washington" with motto "Exitus Acta Probat" (image)
There are many fake versions of Washington's bookplate on the market. 
Bookplate design, common ownership marks, etc.
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Legacy Categories
Libraries of Early America; Artists; Signers of the Declaration of Independence; U.S. Presidents
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Total Book Value
$300; 52/10/2
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Total Inventory Value
$3000; 654/13/5
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Contributors
A LibraryThing member name.
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Entity Information

Date of Birth
1732-02-22
"YYYY-MM-DD", "YYYY" "YYYY-MM-DD BCE", "5th-6th c. BCE",
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Date of Death
1799-12-14
"YYYY-MM-DD", "YYYY" "YYYY-MM-DD BCE", "5th-6th c. BCE",
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Gender
male
"female," "male," "n/a" or enter as free text
Places of Residence
"Boston, Massachusetts, USA", "Paris, France", "Algeria"
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Education
"Mississippi State University (BS|Library Science)","Oxford University (Christ Church)", "University of California, Berkeley"
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Occupations
plumber or waiter or engineer
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Legacy Connections
Huxley, Julian (brother), Orwell, George (student), Huxley, Leonard (father)
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