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George Washington's Barbados diary, 1751-52

Author: George Washington; Alicia K Anderson; Lynn A Price; William M Ferraro
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the autumn of 1751, at the age of nineteen, George Washington sailed with his older half-brother Lawrence from Virginia to the Caribbean island of Barbados--the only time that he ever left continental North America. Lawrence had long been in poor health and hoped, in vain, that the island climate would prove restorative. The brothers spent seven weeks on Barbados, with George recording his impressions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Washington; Alicia K Anderson; Lynn A Price; William M Ferraro
ISBN: 9780813941370 0813941377
OCLC Number: 1011011967
Notes: "This edition has been prepared by the staff of The Washington Papers, sponsored by The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union and the University of Virginia."
Description: xlvii, 168 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 x 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Douglas Bradburn --
A History of Published Editions of the Barbados Diary --
Introduction: Coming of Age and a Trip to Barbados --
The Barbados Diary, 1751-52: Sailing to Barbados, c. 25 September-2 November 1751 ; On the Island, 2 November-22 December 1751 ; The Return Voyage, 22 December 1751-30 January 1752 ; Back in Virginia, 30 January-c. 4 February 1752 --
Appendices: Glossary of Nautical Terms ; Comprehensive Chart of Navigational Data and Computations ; Lawrence Washington's Letters from Barbados and Bermuda ; Editorial Methodology --
Bibliographic Material: Essay on Sources ; Abbreviations ; References Cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Alicia K. Anderson & Lynn A. Price, editors ; William M. Ferraro, editor in chief.

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In the autumn of 1751, at the age of nineteen, George Washington sailed with his older half-brother Lawrence from Virginia to the Caribbean island of Barbados - the one and only time that the future  Read more...

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