RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 7947187 LA English T1 The papers of George Washington. A1 Washington, George,, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy., Chase, Philander D., PB University Press of Virginia PP Charlottesville YR 1983 SN 0813909120 9780813909127 0813915503 9780813915500 0813909236 9780813909233 081391003X 9780813910031 0813910064 9780813910062 AB The Papers of George Washington, a grant-funded project, was established in 1968 at the University of Virginia, under the joint auspices of the University and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, to publish a comprehensive edition of Washington's correspondence. Letters written to Washington as well as letters and documents written by him are being published in the complete edition that will consist of approximately ninety volumes. The work is now (2011) more than two-thirds complete. The edition is supported financially by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, the University of Virginia, and gifts from private foundations and individuals. Today there are copies of over 135,000 Washington documents in the project's document room. This is one of the richest collections of American historical manuscripts extant. There is almost no facet of research on life and enterprise in the late colonial and early national periods that will not be enhanced by material from these documents. The publication of Washington's papers will make this source material available not only to scholars but to all Americans interested in the founding of their nation. - Publisher.