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Washington, Martha 1731-1802

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Works: 655 works in 1,173 publications in 2 languages and 32,954 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Portraits  Sources  Music  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Sermons  Caricatures and cartoons 
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Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: E312, B
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Most widely held works about Martha Washington
 
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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 )

9 editions published between 1939 and 1992 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the life and death, virtues & exploits of General George Washington by M. L Weems( Book )

23 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most biographies become famous because of the impeccable writing style or the great amount of detail put into capturing the subject?s life. Parson Weems??A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits of General George Washington became famous due to the author?s inattention to detail and fabrication of stories about the first President.?Some of the stories from Weems??untrustworthy biography are still around today. His most famous tall tale was the recounting of George Washington and the cherry tree. According to Weems, when Washington was a boy, he chopped down his father?s cherry tree. When confronted by his father, however, the young Washington reportedly cried, “I cannot tell a lie. I cut it with my little hatchet.”?While the public loved the story, as it affirmed the popular belief that Washington was an extremely honest man, historians soon questioned the sources Weems claimed to have obtained the tale from and later dismissed his claim of being Washington?s cousin as utterly untrue. Despite the public outing of Weems??fable, the cherry tree anecdote lives on in popular Washington history
Lady Washington's lamantation [sic] for the death of her husband( Book )

13 editions published in 1810 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Washington's lamentation( Book )

13 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intercepted original letter from General Washington to his lady in the year 1776 by John Randolph( Book )

10 editions published in 1777 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory lecture to a course of law lectures by James Wilson( Book )

9 editions published in 1791 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's political legacies. To which is annexed an appendix, containing an account of his illness, death, and the national tributes of respect paid to his memory, with a biographical outline of his life and character by George Washington( Book )

5 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of some of George Washington's most important letters and speeches documents key moments of his military and political career as a general in the American army during the War of Independence and as the first President of the United States. Published in 1800 following Washington's death in 1799, this collection is dedicated to Washington's widow Martha and contains details of Washington's state funeral and memorial, and letters of condolence. The book includes a short biography covering the triumphs and tribulations of the war and presidency and describing the dedication to his country that caused Washington to be referred to as the 'Father of Our Country'. The public letters and speeches that Washington gave to Congress, the army and the public, such as The Address on the Cessation of Hostilities, mark a turning point in American history and the establishment of the modern democracy
Copies of the wills of General George Washington, the first president of the United States and of Martha Washington, his wife; and other interesting records of the county of Fairfax, Virginia, wherein they lived and died by George Washington( Book )

7 editions published between 1904 and 1923 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features both complete wills of George and Martha Washington as well as period records of the selling rates of liquors, newspaper articles about Washington's death, and a list of articles Martha Washington ordered from London during her first year of marriage
Memoirs of the mother and wife of Washington by Margaret C Conkling( Book )

2 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Ball was born in Virginia in 1706. She married Augustin Washington, a widower with two sons, in 1730. Her oldest child, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County. The family then moved to and estate in Stafford County, Virginia, when her other two sons and three daughters were born. She died at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1789
Letters from General Washington to several of his friends, in June and July, 1776 : in which is set forth an interesting view of American politics, at that all-important period by George Washington( Book )

3 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Custis Martha

Custis Martha 1731-1802

Custis, Martha Dandridge 1731-1802

Dandridge Martha

Dandridge Martha 1731-1802

Marta Vašingtona

Marta Vaşinqton

Martha Custis Washington

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington amerykańska pierwsza dama

Martha Washington

Martha Washington Amerikaans politicus

Martha Washington conjoint de George Washington

Martha Washington erste US-amerikanische First Lady

Martha Washington esposa de George Washington

Martha Washington First Lady of the United States

Martha Washington first lady statunitense

Martha Washington politiciană americană

Martha Washington político estadounidense

Martha Washington US-amerikanesch Politikerin

Martha Washingtonius

Martha Washingtonová první dáma Spojených států amerických

Washington, Martha

Washington, Martha 1731-1802

Washington, Martha Dandridge Custis 1731-1802

Μάρθα Ουάσινγκτον Πρώτη Κυρία των ΗΠΑ

Марта Вашингтон

Марта Вашынгтон

Մարթա Վաշինգտոն

מרתה וושינגטון

مارتا واشنگتن سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

مارتھا واشنگٹن

مارثا واشنطن

مارثا واشنطن سياسية من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

मार्था वॉशिंग्टन

মার্থা ওয়াশিংটন

മാർത്ത വാഷിങ്ടൺ

มาร์ธา วอชิงตัน

მართა ვაშინგტონი

마사 워싱턴

ᎹᏔ ᏩᏒᏓᎾ

マーサ・ワシントン

马莎·华盛顿

Languages
English (360)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Martha Washington : an American lifePatriot hearts : a novel of the founding mothersMartha Washington : first lady of libertyThe general and Mrs. Washington : the untold story of a marriage and a revolutionMount Vernon love storyMartha Washington, America's first First LadyMartha Washington, first lady of the landWashington's lady : a novel