Tudor Place - George Washington's Step-Grandchildren and the Power of Family - March 26, 2019

Landmark Lecture: the Power of Family
Children of the Pater Patriae: George Washington's Step-Grandchildren and the Power of Family, presented by Cassandra Good, Assistant Professor of History, Marymount University

 

Re: Blog post: Adam Costanzo – Interview with a Washington DC History Author

Nice to see another book on DC's early days, but I think the suggestion that Jefferson had qualms with L'Enfant's grand design is off base. Once Jefferson heard the price Washington negotiated for the land, he encouraged L'Enfant to get as much land as he could for the public. Jefferson wanted a Capitol for the ages and promised to share drawing of private mansions that he had collected in Europe.

Early US historic documents potentially for sale

Philadelphia historian who holds deed to first ‘White House’ wants to sell vast collection

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/04/philadelphia-historian-who-holds-deed-to-first-white-house-wants-to-sell-vast-collection.html

PHILADELPHIA –  An unusual gift from a friend decades ago sparked an interest in James Reis that turned into a 30-year treasure hunt.

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