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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Edward George Lengel (Project Director: December 2012 to June 2016)

Scholarly Editions and Translations
Research Programs

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Totals (outright + matching):
$450,000 (approved)
$450,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

The Papers of George Washington

Preparation for publication of volumes 17 and 18 of the Presidential series and volumes 19-21 and 23-30 of the Revolutionary War series of the papers of George Washington (1732-1799), Revolutionary War general and first president of the United States, and continued work on a digital edition of Washington's financial papers. (36 months)

The Papers of George Washington is a historical documentary editing project that is engaged in publishing a modern comprehensive edition of George Washington's public and private papers. The project has, to date, published sixty-five of a projected eighty-seven volumes and issues two new volumes, on average, each year. The project also has a Digital Edition, and has begun work on a digital-only Financial Papers project. The project's scholarly value and sustained productivity won it the National Humanities Medal in 2005. This request is for a three-year grant, covering our production of five new letterpress volumes and continued development of the Financial Papers project to the point of completion of a web interface providing access to a database containing Washington's three main ledger books.