A Map of General
George Washington (1732-1799)
A Map of General Washington's
Farm from a Drawing Transmitted by the General.
Removed from Letters from His
Excellency General Washington to Arthur Young.
London: W. J. & J. Richardson, 1801
Geography & Map Division
Between 1786 and 1794 George Washington and Arthur Young exchanged
nearly thirty letters, mainly on the subject of agriculture. Washington
enclosed a map of his farm in a letter to Young dated December 12,
1793, and this printed map is based upon it. Originally prepared
for an 1801 publication concerning the correspondence, this map
describes land under cultivation on the Union, Dogue Run, Muddy
Hole, Mansion House, and River Farms. The map also shows land unsuitable
for agriculture because of marshes, woodlands, or topography.