Historical Relics of George Washington, Inherited and Collected by Mr. William Lanier Washington

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Creator

Anderson Galleries Inc.

Title

Historical Relics of George Washington, Inherited and Collected by Mr. William Lanier Washington

Publisher

Anderson Galleries

Date

1917 [Sale: 19 April 1917]

Coverage

New York

Description

The first of three sales of Washington memorabilia from the collection of his descendant, William Lanier Washington (1865-1933). The sale included historical documents, busts, portraits, and personal items such as General Washington’s shoe buckles and candlesticks. Significant purchases were made by William Randolph Hearst and Henry Huntington, among others.

The Grolier Club Library formerly possessed only the two later sale catalogues of 1920 and 1922. Thanks to Stanley Scott’s gift, we now have a complete set.