The writings of George Washington : being his correspondence, addresses, messages, and other papers official and private : selected and published from the original manuscripts : with a life of the author, notes, and illustrations / by Jared Sparks.
- Other records:
- Standardized Title:
- Works. 1834
- Other Title:
- Writings of Washington
- Boston : American Stationers' Company, John B. Russell, 1834-1837.
- Cambridge : Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, [1834-1837]
12 volumes : maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm
- Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
American Revolution (1775-1783)
Presidents -- United States -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Records and correspondence.
Stipple prints -- United States -- 1833-1837.
Engravings -- United States -- 1833-1837.
Maps -- United States -- 1833-1837.
- Place of Publication:
- United States Massachusetts Boston.
United States Massachusetts Cambridge.
- v. 1. Life of George Washington
v. 2. Part first : comprising official letters relating to the French War and private letters before the American Revolution
v. 3-8. Part second : comprising correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American Revolution
v. 9. Part third : containing correspondence from the time of resigning his commission as commander-in-chief of the army to that of his inauguration as president
v. 10-11. Part fourth : containing correspondence official and private, from the beginning of his presidency to the end of his life
v. 12. Part fifth: comprising speeches and messages to Congress, proclamations, and addresses.
v. 1. Life of Washington.
v. 2-12. The writings of George Washington
pt. 1 (v. 2) Comprising official letters relating to the French War, and private letters before the American Revolution.
pt. 2 (v. 3-8) Comprising correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American Revolution.
pt. 3 (v. 9) Containing correspondence from the time of resigning his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army, to that of his inauguration as president.
pt. 4 (v. 10-11) Containing correspondence official and private, from the beginning of his presidency to the end of his life.
pt. 5 (v. 12) Comprising speeches and messages to Congress, proclamations, and addresses.
- Frontispieces of volumes 1-3 and 12 are signed engraved portraits with guard sheets. The one in volume 1 engraved by J.W. Paradise from a painting by J.G. Chapman after a painting by C.W. Peale; those in volumes 2 and three engraved by A.B. Durand, the first from a painting by Gilbert Stuart; the one in volume 12 (of Martha Washington) engraved by J. Cheney.
Imprint varies: v. 2-9: Boston : Russell, Odiorne, and Metcalf : Hilliard, Gray, and Co.; v. 10-11: Boston : Russell, Shattuck, and Williams : Hilliard, Gray, and Co.
Printer's statement varies: v. 2-11: Cambridge : Charles Folsom.
Errata at end of volume 12.
- Local notes:
- Forrest copy 2 imperfect: v.1, 10-12 wanting.
RBC copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2013 by Richard M. Eggleston.
RBC copy: v. 1-12 each has autograph ("T.I. Wharton") of Thomas I. Wharton on front pastedown; v. 12 has autographs ("Thomas I. Wharton." and "Thos. I. Wharton Esq.") in pencil on verso of frontispiece plate.
RBC copy: v. 1-5, 7-12 each has bookplate ("Francis Wharton") on front pastedown; v. 6 has evidence of bookplate on front pastedown.
RBC copy: v. 1 has ms. inscription ("Charles S. Haight Esq. from Wharton Poor") recording the gift of this volume from Wharton Poor to Charles Sherman Haight on front free endpaper; dated 20th-century ms. inscription ("Ella Marie Poor from Wharton Poor 1937") recording the gift of this volume in 1937 from Wharton Poor to his daughter Ella Marie Poor (later Eggleston; later Caldwell; later Leaver; 1918-1992) on front free endpaper.
RBC copy: v. 1: left board and front free endpaper detached ; v. 4: spine damaged ; v. 10: left board detached and damaged.
- Penn Provenance:
- Forrest, Edwin, Estate of (donor) (Forrest copies)
Eggleston, Richard M. (donor) (RBC copy)
Wharton, Thomas I. (Thomas Isaac), 1791-1856 (autograph) (RBC copy)
Wharton, Francis, 1820-1889 (bookplate) (RBC copy)
Haight, Charles Sherman, 1870-1938 (inscription) (RBC copy)
Poor, Wharton, 1888-1974 (inscription) (RBC copy)
Poor, Ella Marie (inscription) (RBC copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- Sabin, 101765
Checklist Amer. imprints 29619, 48365
- Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866, editor.
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889, illustrator.
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828, illustrator.
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827, illustrator.
Paradise, John Wesley, 1809-1862, engraver.
Kellogg, Jarvis Griggs, 1805-1873, engraver.
Durand, A. B. (Asher Brown), 1796-1886, engraver.
Cheney, John, 1801-1885, engraver.
Folsom, Charles, 1794-1872, printer.
G.W. Boynton & Co., engraver.
American Stationers' Company, publisher.
Russell, Odiorne, and Metcalf, publisher.
Hilliard, Gray & Co., publisher.
Russell, Shattuck & Williams, publisher.
Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, printer.
Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866, ed.
- Other format:
- Electronic reproduction: Washington, George, 1732-1799. Works. 1837. Writings of George Washington.
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