George Washington: Farmer eBook

Paul Leland Haworth
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 207 pages of information about George Washington.

CHAPTER

I A man in love with the soil
II building an estate
III Virginia agriculture in Washington’s day
IV Washington’s problem
V the student of agriculture
VI A farmer’s records and other papers
VII agricultural operations and experiments before the revolution
VIII conserving the soil
IX the Stockman
X the horticulturist and landscape gardener
XI white servants and overseers
XII black slaves
XIII the farmer’s wife
XIV A farmer’s amusements
XV A critical visitor at mount Vernon
XVI profit and loss
XVII odds and ends
XVIII the Vale of sunset.

Index.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Mount Vernon Stable, Built in 1733, Showing also the Powell Coach.

Mount Vernon, Showing Kitchen to the Left and Covered
  Way Leading to It.

The Washington Family.

Driveway from the Lodge Gate.

The Porter’s Lodge.

One of the Artificial Mounds.  The Tree Upon It Was
  Set Out by Mrs. Grover Cleveland.

The Seed House.  Beyond Lay the Vegetable Garden.

The Mount Vernon Kitchen (restored).

Map of Mount Vernon Drawn by Washington and Sent
  by Him to Arthur Young in 1793.

Gully on a Field of Union Farm, Showing Susceptibility to Erosion.

Looking Across Part of Dogue Run Farm to “Woodlawn,”
the Home of Nelly Custis Lewis.

First Page of Washington’s Digest of Duhamel’s Husbandry.

Dogue Run Below the Site of the Mill.

On the Road to the Mill and Pohick Church.

Part of Washington’s Plan for His Sixteen-Sided Barn.

Bill of Lading for “Royal Gift”.

Experimental Plot, with Servants’ Quarters (restored)
in Background.

West Front of Mansion House, Showing Bowling Green
  and Part of Serpentine Drive.

First Page of the Diary for 1760.

Part of a Manager’s Weekly Report.

The Butler’s House and Magnolia Set Out by Washington
  the Year of His Death.

Spinning House—­Last Building to the Right.

Weekly Report on the Work of the Spinners.

The Flower Garden.

A Page from a Cash Memorandum Book.

One of Washington’s Tavern Bills.

Copyrights
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George Washington: Farmer from Project Gutenberg. Public domain.
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