Purchase Volumes

The papers of George Washington are available in two editions: letterpress and digital. Both forms of publication are available for purchase from the University of Virginia Press. Orders for individual letterpress volumes or for subscription to the digital edition can be made online or by contacting UVA Press:

A full list of letterpress volumes available for purchase can be found below. Information on the various versions of the digital edition can be found here.

The Papers of George Washington

The Diaries span most of Washington’s adult life. Begun in 1748 and kept until his death in 1799, these volumes reveal the lifelong preoccupations of the public and private man.

A full list of the volumes available for purchase in the Diaries series is provided below.

The Diaries, Volume 1 (Jan. 1748 – Dec. 1765)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
The Diaries, Volume 2 (Jan. 1766 – Dec. 1770)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
The Diaries, Volume 3 (1771 – 1775, 1780 – 1781)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
The Diaries, Volume 4 (1784 – June 1786)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
The Diaries, Volume 5 (July 1786 – Dec. 1789) INFORMATION | PURCHASE
The Diaries, Volume 6 (Jan. 1790 – Dec. 1799)INFORMATION | PURCHASE

The Colonial Series (1744–1775) takes Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War as well as focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the 15 years prior to the Revolution.

A full list of the volumes available for purchase in the Colonial Series (1744–1775) is provided below.
Colonial Series, Volume 1 (1748 – Aug. 1755)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Colonial Series, Volume 2 (Aug. 1755 – April 1756)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Colonial Series, Volume 3 (April – Nov. 1756)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Colonial Series, Volume 4 (Nov. 1756 – Oct. 1757)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Colonial Series, Volume 5 (Oct. 1757 – Sept. 1758)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Colonial Series, Volume 6 (Sept. 1758 – Dec. 1760) INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Colonial Series, Volume 7 (Jan. 1761 – June 1767)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Colonial Series, Volume 8 (June 1767 – Dec. 1771)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Colonial Series, Volume 9 (Jan. 1772 – March 1774) INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Colonial Series, Volume 10 (March 1774 – June 1775)INFORMATION | PURCHASE

The Revolutionary War Series (1775–1783) presents the many military and political matters with which Washington dealt during the long war for American independence.

A full list of the volumes available for purchase in the Revolutionary War Series (1775–1783) is provided below.

Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 1 (June – Sept. 1775)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 2 (Sept. – Dec. 1775)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 3 (Jan. – March 1776)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 4 (April – June 1776)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 5 (June – August 1776) INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 6 (August – October 1776)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 7 (Oct. 1776 – Jan. 1777)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 8 (Jan. – March 1777)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 9 (March – June 1777)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 10 (June – Aug. 1777)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 11 (Aug. – Oct. 1777)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 12 (Oct. – Dec. 1777)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 13 (Dec. 1777 – Feb. 1778)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 14 (March – April 1778)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 15 (May – June 1778)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 16 (July – Sept. 1778)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 17 (15 Sept. – 31 Oct. 1778) INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 18 (1 Nov. 1778 – 14 Jan. 1779)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 19 (15 Jan. – 7 April 1779)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 20 (8 April – 31 May 1779)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 21 (1 June – 31 July 1779)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 22 (1 Aug. – 21 Oct. 1779)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 23 (22 Oct. – 31 Dec. 1779)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 24 (1 Jan. – 9 March 1780)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 25 (10 Mar. – 1 May 1780)INFORMATION | PURCHASE

The Confederation Series (1784–1788) begins in January 1784 with the hero of the American Revolution back at Mount Vernon. It ends in September 1788 on the eve of his return to public life as president under the new Constitution.

A full list of the volumes available for purchase in the Confederation Series (1784-1788) is provided below.

Confederation Series, Volume 1 (Jan. – July 1784)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Confederation Series, Volume 2 (July 1784 – May 1785)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Confederation Series, Volume 3 (May 1785 – March 1786)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Confederation Series, Volume 4 (April 1786 – Jan. 1787)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Confederation Series, Volume 5 (Feb. – Dec. 1787)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Confederation Series, Volume 6 (Jan. – Sept. 1788)INFORMATION | PURCHASE

The Presidential Series (1788–1797) includes the public papers written by and to Washington during both of his administrations.

A full list of the volumes available for purchase in the Presidential Series (1788-1797) is provided below.

Presidential Series, Volume 1 (Sept. 1788 – March 1789) INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 2 (April – June 1789)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 3 (June – Sept. 1789)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 4 (Sept. 1789 – Jan. 1790)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 5 (Jan. – June 1790)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 6 (July – Nov. 1790)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 7 (Dec. 1790 – March 1791)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 8 (March – Sept. 1791)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 9 (Sept. 1791 – Feb. 1792)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 10 (March – Aug. 1792)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 11 (Aug. 1792 – Jan. 1793)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 12 (Jan. – May 1793) INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 13 (June – Aug. 1793)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 14 (1 Sept. – 31 Dec. 1793)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 15 (1 Jan. – 30 April 1794)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 16 (1 May – 30 Sept. 1794) INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 17 (1 Oct. 1794 - 31 March 1795)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 18 (1 April - 30 Sept. 1795)  INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Presidential Series, Volume 19 (1 Oct. 1795- 31 March 1796) INFORMATION | PURCHASE
The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793-1797INFORMATION | PURCHASE

The Retirement Series (1797–1799) covers the interval between Washington’s retirement from the presidency on 4 March 1797 and his death on 14 December 1799.

A full list of the volumes available for purchase in the Retirement Series (1797-1799) is provided below.

Retirement Series, Volume 1 (March – Dec. 1797)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Retirement Series, Volume 2 (Jan. – Sept. 1798)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Retirement Series, Volume 3 (Sept. 1798 – April 1799)INFORMATION | PURCHASE
Retirement Series, Volume 4 (April – Dec. 1799)INFORMATION | PURCHASE

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