Insights from the Papers of George Washington
America's founding moment
The Papers of George Washington 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.
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. With work on volumes of his correspondence now more than two-thirds complete and with work now underway on the papers of his wife and family, the Miller Center is pleased to present recent findings from ongoing research by the staff of The Washington Papers.
Learn about the latest findings
The General's "Right Hand Man"
During the Revolutionary War, Martha Washington embraced new roles and thrived under pressure.
By Lynn Price
The Dunbar lawsuit
A lawsuit that had festered in the courts for 30 years reared its ugly head in 1757.
By Kathryn Gehred
Washington's only trip abroad was to Barbados with his brother Lawrence. How did the voyage, and his brother, influence Washington?