Archive of correspondence, sworn statements, photographs, and related documents about the provenance and sale of twelve silver tumblers, known as the "camp cups," which were owned and used by George Washington during the American Revolution. GEORGE WASHINGTON.

Archive of correspondence, sworn statements, photographs, and related documents about the provenance and sale of twelve silver tumblers, known as the "camp cups," which were owned and used by George Washington during the American Revolution.

Publisher: The papers are from various places (New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis) and are dated circa 1896-1916.
Condition: One of the photographs is defective in the right margin; overall, in vrey good condition.
Book ID: 26326

Description

Gray cloth clasp binder, 35 x 21 cm, with the manuscript label on the upper board "Camp Cups owned and used by General George Washington during the War of the Revolution." Enclosed in the binder are 15 documents, typed and in manuscript, in approximately 20 pages, including three photographs of the tumblers. The documents attest to the following: That the silver tumblers were bequeathed by George Washington to his nephew Judge Bushrod Washington; that Judge Bushrod Washington gave the tumblers to his nephew, Colonel George C. Washington; George C. Washington gave the tumblers to his niece Fannie Washington Finch. Fannie Washington Finch sold the tumblers to William Nelson Johnson; William Nelson Johnson sold the tumblers to William Lanier Washington; and William Lanier Washington sold the tumblers to St. Lous collector W.K. Bixby.

Price: $1,250.00

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