Acknowledgments & Credits

A Note of Thanks: This project traces its origins to 2008, when then editor-in-chief Theodore Crackel decided The Washington Papers project should once again explore publishing GW's business and household records. In order to accomplish this goal, it was necessary to reach out to folks from a variety of backgrounds, from historians and database developers to teachers and archivists. The conversations, experimentation, presentations, and development work that followed has culminated in the George Washington Financial Papers Project. It would not have been possible without the help, support, and guidance of the folks listed below. We thank them for their time, energy, and contributions to the project. Furthermore, we would like to thank the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for project funding—simply put, this project would not exist without that support.

Editors & Students Collaborators
Erica Cavanaugh, Research Editor, The Washington Papers
Adrina Garbooshian-Huggins, Assistant Editor, The Washington Papers
Prajeeth Koyada, undergraduate student, University of Virginia
Jennifer Stertzer, Senior Editor, The Washington Papers
Heather Thompson, undergraduate student, University of Virginia
Sarah Tran, undergraduate student, University of Virginia
Quinn & Andy Dombrowski, University of California, Berkeley
John McCusker, Professor of History and Economics, Trinity University
Peter McMickle, Professor of Accounting, University of Memphis
Julie Miller, Early American Historian, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
Funding Hosting
National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Mount Vernon

Additional Thanks

Rafael Alvarado, Rhonda Barlow, Francesca Beller, Ben Brumfield, Samantha Cash, Theodore Crackel, David Hoth, Dean Irvine (and Agile Humanities Agency), Molly Kerr, Hetty Krol, Melanie Miller, Lynn Price, Dennis Pogue, Tamara Purdin, David Sewell, Elisa Shields, Kathryn Tomasek, Billy Wayson, and Mary Wigge.


 

Image Credits

 

General Ledger A, 1750–1772: Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers: General Ledger A, 1750 to 1772. /1772, 1750. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw500001/. (Accessed February 14, 2017.) Special thanks to Julie Miller, Historian at the Library of Congress, for her assistance with Ledgers A and B.

General Ledger B, 1772–1793: Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers: General Ledger B, 1772 to 1793. /1793, 1772. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw500002/. (Accessed February 14, 2017.)

Ledger C, 1790–1799: Manuscript images used with permission of Morristown National Historical Park, Lloyd W. Smith Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. Special thanks to Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources, and  Sarah Minegar, Archives Technician/Museum Educator, at Morristown National Historical Park for their assistance with Ledger C.

Gouverneur Morris Cash Book, 1811–1816: Manuscript images used with permission of the American Philosophical Society. Special thanks to Melanie Miller, Editor of the Gouverneur Morris Papers, and Earle E. Spamer, Reference Archivist at The American Philosophical Society, for their assistance with Morris's cash book.

On the Explore page, in the order they appear:

John Singleton Copley [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAnn_Fairchild_Bowler_by_John_Singleton_Copley.jpg)

Fitz Henry Lane [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFitz_Hugh_Lane_Boston_Harbor.jpg)

Fry, Joshua, Approximately, Peter Jefferson, and Thomas Jefferys. A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland: with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. [London, Thos. Jefferys, 1755] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/74693089/. (Accessed November 02, 2016.)

Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 1930, www.metmuseum.org.

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Forging arms for the minute-men." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 7, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cd96-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99.

The Afternoon Meal (La Merienda), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982, www.metmuseum.org.

The Veteran in a Field, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), 1967, www.metmuseum.org.

Sandby, Paul, Artist, and Thomas Pownall. A view of Bethlem, the great Moravian settlement in the province of Pennsylvania Vue de Bethlem, principal etablissement des Freres Moraves dans la province de Pennsylvania / / sketch'd on the spot by his excellency, Governor Pownal ; painted & engraved by Paul Sandby. London: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by Thos. Jefferys, the corner of St. Martin's Lane, 1761. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004671543/. (Accessed November 02, 2016.)