Samuel Vaughan, Plan of Mount Vernon

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Title

Samuel Vaughan, Plan of Mount Vernon

Subject

Maps

Description

Samuel Vaughan, an Englishman who immigrated to America, visited Mount Vernon in August 1787. In his journal, he described Mount Vernon and made the earliest-known sketch of the grounds. He later mailed George Washington a more detailed and finished plan of the estate (pictured here) based on his earlier sketch. The drawing is an invaluable resource for reconstructing what Mount Vernon looked like in George and Martha Washington’s time (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).

Creator

Samuel Vaughan

Date

1787

Language

eng

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Original Format

Page in journal. Leather, ink, watercolor, laid paper.

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How to Cite this Item

Samuel Vaughan, "Samuel Vaughan, Plan of Mount Vernon," in Martha Washington, Item #45, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/45 (accessed October 15, 2018).