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Colonel William Augustine Washington Papers

Collector:
Washington, William Augustine, Colonel, 1757-1810  Search this
Names:
Bingman, Thomas  Search this
Con, John  Search this
Cox, John  Search this
Cunnin, Robert  Search this
Dave, Caow L.  Search this
Dougs, William  Search this
Dunlap, John  Search this
Fisher, Thomas  Search this
Hipkins, John  Search this
Kelly, Alexander  Search this
Kink, Daniel  Search this
Mitchell, John  Search this
Moore, John W.  Search this
Mounts, Mernkel P.  Search this
Norris, Benjamin  Search this
Payton, T.  Search this
Riddle, Joshua  Search this
Rigden, Burnett  Search this
Riggs, Elisha  Search this
Washington, Augustine  Search this
Washington, Sarah  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Receipts
Place:
Baltimore (Md.)
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1789-1840
Scope and Contents:
These papers consist primarily of bills and receipts for a large and varied number of articles. They are for such commodities as blankets, hose, flannel, linen, tea, molasses, calico, muslin, shoes, sugar, ribbons, needles, wheat, oats, salt and silk. Some of the prices are in pounds, shillings and pence, others are in dollars. The papers include an accounting of the final settlement of Colonel Washington's estate.

All the items are handwritten in ink, most are legible with some effort. Many are in excellent condition, a few are not.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series. Bills and receipts are filed chronologically by years. Subject matter is filed alphabetically.

Series 1: Bills and receipts

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Land Deed

Series 4: Settlement of Estate
Biographical / Historical:
Colonel William Augustine Washington was the sixth son of George Washington's older half-brother Augustine. He was born November 25, 1757 and died March 6, 1810 or October 2, 1810. He is buried at Mt. Vernon. Colonel Washington married three times – first in 1777 to Jane Washington, a first cousin by whom he had six children and then to another first cousin Mary Lee, who had no children. His third marriage on May 17, 1799 was to Sarah (Sally) Tayloe, born in 1765, the daughter of Col. John Tayloe of Mt. Airy, Virginia and his wife, Rebecca Plater. Sarah bore three children, one of whom died at birth.

Colonel Washington lived first at Wakefield, the estate where George Washington was born. This house was destroyed by fire during a party Col. Washington was giving on Christmas day, 1780. He then moved to Blenheim, Virginia.

Colonel Washington was commissioned a captain in the 3rd Virginia Regiment on February 25, 1776. He was wounded at Trenton in December of that year, received his majority in January 1777 and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on November 20, 1778. He was wounded again in the battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781 and received a silver medal for his part in this battle on March 9, 1781. Taken prisoner at Eutaw Springs, September 8, 1781 he remained a prisoner on parole until the end of the war. Made a Brigadier General in July 1798, he was honorably discharged on June 15, 1800.

There is a Charles Wilson Peale portrait of Colonel Washington at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia and one by Rembrandt Peale "after" the Charles Wilson Peale portrait in the Maryland Historical Society. A copy of a drawing by Charles Balthazar St. Memin, from a private collection in Virginia was exhibited by the Corcoran in 1932 in an exhibit entitled "The George Washington bicentennial Historical Loan Exhibition of Portraits of George Washington and His Family." A copy of the St. Memin drawing appears in the catalogue of this exhibit.

SourceHeitman's Historical Register of U.S. Army, 1789-1903 Vol. 1 and Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America 2nd edition, 1981.
Provenance:
Found in collections. Immediate source of acquisition is unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Revolutions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Correspondence -- 18th century
Receipts -- 18th century
Citation:
Colonel William Augustine Washington Papers, 1789-1840, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0174
See more items in:
Colonel William Augustine Washington Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0174

Mrs. Elisha Riggs (Alice Lawrason) (1792-1817), (painting)

Painter:
Thompson, Cephas 1775-1856  Search this
Subject:
Riggs, Elisha, Mrs. (Alice Lawrason)  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Maryland Center for History and Culture 610 Park Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21201
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81870110
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_218929

Elisha Riggs (1779-1853), (painting)

Painter:
Bogle, James 1817-1873  Search this
Subject:
Riggs, Elisha  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Maryland Center for History and Culture 610 Park Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21201 Accession Number: 49.90.19
Date:
Ca. 1840
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Other--Businessman  Search this
Control number:
IAP 19240558
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_261250

Mrs. Elisha Riggs (Alice Lawrason) (1792-1817), (painting)

Painter:
Thompson, Cephas 1775-1856  Search this
Subject:
Riggs, Elisha, Mrs. (Alice Lawrason)  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Maryland Center for History and Culture 610 Park Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21201 Accession Number: 49.90.21
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 19240559
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_261251

Mrs. Elisha Riggs (Alice Lawrason) (1792-1817), (painting)

Painter:
Bogle, James 1817-1873  Search this
Thompson, Cephas 1775-1856 (copy after)  Search this
Subject:
Riggs, Elisha, Mrs. (Alice Lawrason)  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings-Copy
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Maryland Center for History and Culture 610 Park Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21201 Accession Number: 49.90.17
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 19240560
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_261252

Elisha Riggs

Artist:
James A. Bogle, c. 1817 - 12 Oct 1873  Search this
Sitter:
Elisha Riggs, 1779 - 1853  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
75.6cm x 63.5cm (29 3/4" x 25"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1840
Topic:
Elisha Riggs: Male  Search this
Elisha Riggs: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Maryland Historical Society
Object number:
49.90.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b6f7021b-8a4c-4f72-b200-3b381da47409
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_49.90.19

Elisha Francis Riggs

Artist:
Eastman Johnson, 29 Jul 1824 - 5 Apr 1906  Search this
Sitter:
Elisha Francis Riggs, 1851 - 1910  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1856
Topic:
Elisha Francis Riggs: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Maryland Historical Society
Object number:
49.90.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45528795e-cc7c-48bb-91ba-3626eb85258d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_49.90.18

Riggs Memorial, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Gravestone
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Rock Creek Cemetery Rock Creek Church Road, N.W Section D Washington District of Columbia 20011
Topic:
Homage--Riggs, Elisha Francis  Search this
Homage--Riggs, Elisah Francis, Mrs. (Medora)  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAS 78250074
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_377983

Mrs. Elisha Riggs (Mary Ann Karrick) (1798-1870), (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Riggs, Elisha, Mrs. (Mary Ann Karrick)  Search this
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West New York New York 10024
Date:
Ca. 1855-60
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36361083
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_45702

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