[ George Washington ] The Pinney archive of material relating to the English branch of the family of George Washington

S. C. Pinney, American authority on George Washington Genealogy.
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Large archive of material relating to the English branch of the Washington family, assembled by American authority S. C. Pinney, comprising manuscripts, typescripts, printed extracts and offprints, photographic and other illustration, and a small batch of letters to Pinney from the English Washington expert Thomas Pape. The collection in good condition, with no more than a handful of items aged or worn. Containing a mass of obscure and difficult to obtain material, from English and American sources, mostly dating from the first two decades of the twentieth century.A. Manuscript material: ONE. Quarto manuscript volume titled 'Washington - Pedigrees and Descents', consisting of fifty-one pages of genealogical tables (beginning with 'Washington of Westmoreland'), each written (mostly out across two facing pages) in red and black ink by a calligrapher. With room left for additions and armorial illustration. Sewn into cream wraps, and with a typescript (4to, 2 pp) of 'Notes on the Family of Washington, Collected and Compiled by Colonel Francis Palmer Washington, R.E. (1898)' bound in at the end, before a final fold-out page, carrying a 'Chart shewing Relationship between the Spencer and Washinton Families, with some other Alliances: extracted from the descents'; TWO. Six articles written out in calligraphic style on good laid paper.- Notes on the Family of Washington. Collected and Compiled by Colonel F. P. Washington, R.E. 1898. [With family crests rendered in colours.]- The Family of Washington in England- The Washington Arms and the Flag of the United States of America- The Washington Arms in Chorley Parish Church- Washington of Westmoreland & Warton, Lanc.- Wickhamford; THREE. Notebook (4to, 34 pp) containing genealogical material, including pedigrees and extracts; FOUR. Collection of more than seventy loose papers, in manuscript and typescript, and in a variety of formats, ranging from items of several 4to pages to memoranda on slips of paper. Including a draft of an essay, notes, pedigrees ('The Royal and Noble Descent of George Washington'), extracts; FIVE. Eight Autograph Letters Signed (five in 4to and three in 12mo) to Pinney from the English Washington scholar Thomas Pape. Written in expansive style between 1914 and 1919, regarding their common field of interest.B. Printed matter and illustration: ONE. Album (4to, 63 pp) in sturdy brown buckram binding, labelled 'Washington' on spine, containing a collection of early-twentieth century offprints, newspaper and magazine cuttings, typescripts and illustrations (the latest fom 1919). Included among the tipped-in and laid down items are the following offprints and pamphlets:- William C. Wells, 'George Washington's Ancestors, The Washingtons of Sulgrave and Brington (London: Harrison and Sons, n.d.)- William C. Wells, 'A Washington Token' (offprint from the British Numismatic Journal; London: Harrison and Sons, 1915)- Washington: - Christian (Kenne, N.H.: The Hampshire Art Press, 1913)- Mabel Thacher Rosemary Washburn, 'Washington's Old World Ancestry' (Journal of American History)- Arthur Branscombe, 'The Cradle of the Washingtons and the Home of the Franklins (London: The Anglo-American Exchange, 1901)- Thomas Pape, 'Sulgrave Manor House and the Washington Family (London, Sulgrave Institution, n.d.)- Thomas Pape, 'Warton and George Washington's Ancestors': The album includes articles from relatively obscure journals (The Field; The Northampton Miller; The Parish Magazine of S. Peter and S. Paul, Tring). One item predates the rest: an engraving from the Lady's Magazine, October 1814, of 'The President's House in Washington; (lately taken & destroyed by the British Army)', from a sketch on the spot by C. W. Janson.TWO. Album (4to, 47 pp; and 8vo, 15 pp) in purple marbled boards and cloth spine, containing early twentieth-century newspaper and magazine cuttings; THREE. Album (4to, 11 pp) in green cloth, with illustrations and photographs (one captioned 'Portrait of George Washington's Mother from the original in Mr Laroier Washington's possession') and nineteenth-century engraved portraits (of Washington and the Duke of Buckingham) tipped in on the loose leaves. Fourteen photographic reproductions loosely inserted; FOUR. Album (8vo, 22 pp) in black cloth, containing early twentieth-century newspaper and magazine cuttings (the latest from 1924); FIVE. Collection of more than fifty loose newspaper and magazine cuttings and other material, including a copy of Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Washington Number (January 1923), containing essays by Hoppin, Tyler and Pape.