Topic: Travel

George – and Martha – Washington’s Mount Vernon: Journal of a Recent Visit to Mount Vernon, November 3 – 5, 2015

 

The cover of The Washingtons, courtesy of the author.

The cover of The Washingtons, courtesy of the author.

By Flora Fraser, Author of The Washingtons:  George and Martha, “Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love”, a new portrait of the first presidential family as informed by the Papers of George Washington

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

On board BA 217, London to DC. I’m looking forward to speaking tomorrow night in the Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History programme. It’s wonderful to speak for the first time about my book, The Washingtons, at Mount Vernon, where I first conceived the idea of writing about America’s first couple, as well as where Mary Thompson, research historian, was so very generous about my many visits to her office, with her time and thoughts about George and Martha.

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