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Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union

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Works: 469 works in 867 publications in 1 language and 10,458 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Quotations  Diaries  Cookbooks  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Sayings 
Roles: Composer, Editor, Former owner, Other, Photographer
Classifications: E312.5, 917.5529
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The diaries of George Washington, 1748-1799 by George Washington( Book )

20 editions published between 1925 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical sketch of Ann Pamela Cunningham, "The Southern matron," founder of "The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association." by Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union( Book )

18 editions published between 1903 and 1988 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mount Vernon : an illustrated handbook by Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's home was purchased by The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, from John Augustine Washington, a great-grandnephew of George Washington. The money for this purpose, two hundred thousand dollars, was raised by public subscription. -- Pg. 8
Mount Vernon and its preservation, 1858-1910; the acquisition, restoration, and care of the home of Washington by the Mount Vernon ladies' association of the Union for over half a century by Thomas Nelson Page( Book )

13 editions published between 1910 and 1932 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last will and testament of George Washington and schedule of his property, to which is appended the last will and testament of Martha Washington by George Washington( Book )

10 editions published between 1939 and 1982 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Will and Testament of George Washington was first printed for public distribution in Alexandria, Virginia, in the year 1800. Little attention was paid in that publication to the spelling, punctuation and manuscript peculiarities of the original and, though the Will has been published many times since 1800, few of these republications have been more scrupulously exact. The first publication for distribution at Mount Vernon was made in 1868 by Mr. A. Jackson, of Washington, D.C., for whom the printing was done by Samuel Polkinhorn. This publisher's preference was dated at Fairfax Court House, Virginia, where the original Will was then, and is now, preserved. The present publication by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union follows the Jackson imprint, carefully corrected against a facsimile of the manuscript text of the original Will in Callahan's Washington the Man and the Mason, for spelling, punctuation and capitalization, disregarding only the manuscript line length which forms an unusual and impressive chirographic picture, but is exceedingly difficult to reproduce in type. -- Foreword
The George Washington collection : fine and decorative arts at Mount Vernon by Carol Borchert Cadou( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mount Vernon, George Washington's private residence for more than forty years, is one of the most recognizable great homes in the United States and one of the nation's first efforts in historic preservation. Since 1860 Washington's Virginia estate has been owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Through their efforts, and the generosity of countless donors and lenders, the Mount Vernon collections at present include nearly 30,000 objects owned by George and Martha Washington or associated with their lives and legacies." "The George Washington Collection: Fine and Decorative Arts at Mount Vernon provides the first official publication of this collection at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Selected silver, ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, metals, paintings, and miniatures, as well as personal items, are presented in the context of Washington's life as a Virginia planter, commander in chief, United States president, and retired public servant. From his purchasing habits of the 1750s through his retirement from public service in 1797, George Washington defined each of his roles in Colonial and Federal America." "The introductory essays and one hundred beautifully illustrated catalogue entries combine to provide a window into the well-appointed but understated world of America's first president and his wife, Martha, her children, and grandchildren, a world very much dependent upon African American slaves who worked the land and helped maintain the household. this publication also presents the fine and decorative arts painted, crafted, and preserved to honor and memorialize George Washington."--BOOK JACKET
The gardens & grounds at Mount Vernon : how George Washington planned and planted them by Elizabeth Kellam De Forest( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first state of the first edition, a limited printing of 200 copies, has "Elizabeth Kellam de Forrest" on title page, spine, and dust jacket spine. Some later paperback printings continue the error on the spine alone
Dining with the Washingtons : historic recipes, entertainment, and hospitality from Mount Vernon( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining vivid photography with engaging essays, Dining with the Washingtons explores the menus, diet, and styles of entertaining that characterized the beloved home of the nation's principal founding father."--Amazon.com
Maxims of Washington : political, social, moral, and religious by George Washington( Book )

6 editions published between 1942 and 1997 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha Washington : a brief biography by Ellen McCallister Clark( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a revised and much-expanded version of the author's essay, "The Life of Martha Washington," which was published as the Introduction to "Worthy Partner": The Papers of Martha Washington, compiled by Joseph E. Fields
The general in the garden : George Washington's landscape at Mount Vernon by Adam T Erby( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The General in the Garden provides an engaging, informative, and richly illustrated introduction to George Washington's landscape at Mount Vernon--arguably the best-documented, best-preserved complex of gardens and grounds to survive from eighteenth-century America. The books three essays, by Adam T. Erby, J. Dean Norton, and Esther C. White, chronicle Washington's transformation of the estate in the years between the American Revolution and the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the stewardship of its gardens by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association since 1860, and the archaeology that led to the recent restoration of Washington's showplace upper garden. Mount Vernon assistant curator Adam Erby examines Washington's critical role in developing Mount Vernon's landscape, arguing that the general drew on British design sources and gardening manuals but adapted them to his own circumstances, creating a truly American garden. J. Dean Norton, Mount Vernon's director of horticulture, traces the evolution of the estate's landscape and recreated gardens across the two centuries since Washington's death. And Esther White, Mount Vernon's director of historic preservation and research, shows how groundbreaking archaeological methods facilitated the discovery of Washington-era garden beds and borders of flowers, shrubs, and vegetables in his upper garden--a remarkable find that yielded one of the most significant eighteenth-century garden recreations of our time. Also included is a lavishly illustrated guide to Mount Vernon's landscape features, introducing Washington's beloved estate to a modern audience. -- Amazon.com
Why America is free : a history of the founding of the American Republic, 1750-1800 by Kenneth Earl Hamburger( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mount Vernon, Virginia, an illustrated handbook by Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union( Book )

7 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the daughters of Washington! : an appeal for Mount Vernon by Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union( )

2 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mount Vernon silver by Kathryn C Buhler( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Master of Mount Vernon was but following the custom of his colony when he ordered his plate from London, for it was a Virginian, William Fitzhugh, who had expressed so succinctly the viewpoint of all the colonists when he wrote: "I esteem it as well politic as reputable, to furnish myself with an handsom cupboard of plate which gives myself the present use and credit, is a sure friend att a dead life, without much loss, or a certain portion for a child after my decease..." Used throughout many centuries to describe silverware, the generic term plate probably stemmed from the Spanish plata, although other derivations have been suggested. The ease with which plate could be converted "without much loss" into the coinage from which much of it was fashioned is a reminder to us that hand-craftsmanship was in colonial America of considerably less value than the metal itself. -- pg. 9
An appeal for the purchase and future preservation of the home and grave of Washington. March, 1857 by Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union( )

8 editions published between 1857 and 1980 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life of George Washington( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography highlights Washington's early years, military career, family life, presidency and retirement
The presidency of George Washington by Jack D Warren( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first specialized study of thhe Washington presidency published in a generation, historian Jack D. Warren, Jr., outlines the first president's practical accomplishments; the establishment of the executive as an energetic and effective branch of government, the resolution of the new nation's financial crisis, the opening of the trans-Appalachian West, the creation of Washington, D.C., and the preservation of peace with the warring powers of Europe. In a time of intense partisanship, Warren explains that Washington worked constantly to strengthen the Union, gave his office a character that transcends politics, and set a standard of conduct for national leaders that has endured for more than two centuries. Washington shaped the powers of the presidency, former President George Bush says in his Foreword, "yet never wavered from his promise to remain a servant of the people."--Back cover
Washington's home and the story of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union by Emma R Ball( )

7 editions published between 1912 and 1915 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The George Washington collection : fine and decorative arts at Mount Vernon
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Dining with the Washingtons : historic recipes, entertainment, and hospitality from Mount VernonMartha Washington : a brief biographyThe general in the garden : George Washington's landscape at Mount VernonWhy America is free : a history of the founding of the American Republic, 1750-1800The presidency of George Washington
Alternative Names
Ladies' Association of the Union

Ladies' Association of the Union Mount Vernon, Va

Ladies' Mount Vernon Association

Ladies' Mt. Vernon Association

Ladies' Mt. Vernon Association of the Union

Mount Vernon Association Mount Vernon, Va.

Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Mt. Vernon Association (Mount Vernon, Va.)

Mt. Vernon Association of the Union

MVLA

MVLA (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union)

איגוד הגברות של מאונט ורנון למען מדינות האיחוד

マウントバーノン婦人協会

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