Objects & Places from Personal History

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Chestnut Lodge - This place is the private psychiatric hospital in suburban Washington to which Phil Graham is twice committed.

Glen Welby - This location is the 350-acre, heavily wooded summer and weekend getaway property the Grahams purchase for $87,500 in 1950 in secluded Marshall, Virginia.

Mt. Kisco, New York - This place is the Meyers' lavish summer home in Westchester County, New York.

The Pearson Farm - Phil Graham buys the this piece of property near Hume, Virginia, impulsively in 1962 with Kay's help.

The Pentagon Papers - Formally entitled History of the United States Decision-Making Process on Vietnam Policy, these items are commissioned in 1967 by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara as a source of raw materials for future historians.

The Washington Post - This newspaper is purchased at auction by Eugene Meyer in 1933 and gradually restored to prominence as a truly independent and objective organ.

The Washington Times-Herald -...

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