Barbados Diary Update: Editors Consult with Experts, See Original Manuscript in Washington, DC

Early last week, Washington Papers Assistant Editor Lynn Price and Research Editor Alicia Anderson joined Director Edward G. Lengel at a meeting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, to discuss the project’s upcoming publication of George Washington’s Barbados diary of 1751–1752.

On the Set with Associate Editor William M. Ferraro: An Interview About his Role in the Film Monroe Hill

Associate Editor William M. Ferraro will soon be featured as an historical contributor in a documentary about James Monroe’s farm home Monroe Hill. As the film prepares to be debuted at the Virginia Film Festival, Ferraro sat down to answer questions about his experience in being a part of the documentary.

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Supports Three Washington Paper Projects

As part of the 212 grants announced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on July 28, the Washington Papers will receive $318,000 in outright funding to support three of their current projects. Two of those projects include the publication of volumes for the remaining two uncompleted Papers of George Washington series: the Presidential and Revolutionary War papers. The funding will also support the completion of transcription for the financial papers of George Washington, a project that will create digital translations of Washington’s ledgers.

Martha Set to Take the Stage at Washington Papers Project

Near the end of her life, Martha Washington described her most painful experience—aside from the death of her iconic husband—as being the day Thomas Jefferson came calling at Mount Vernon, ostensibly to pay his respects. Martha’s expression of distaste for the newly elected third president was both political and personal, and it hints at posterity’s loss when she burned nearly all of her correspondence with her husband upon his passing. Yet a substantial body of Martha’s general correspondence survives and is soon to be published in two annotated volumes.