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The US Library of Congress (LOC) has recently announced a very significant update to one of their most important American Memory project collections, the George Washington Papers. Produced by the editors of the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia, the documentary edition of The Diaries of George Washington includes all 51 diaries and diary fragments written by Washington between 1748 and December 13, 1799, the day before his death. Originally published in six volumes between 1976 and 1979, the documentary edition offers "diary introductions and annotations that identify all persons mentioned in the texts, explain their relationship to Washington and his activities, and are often accompanied by portrait reproductions." The diaries may be keyword-searched from the main George Washington Papers page or browsed from the Diary page. Also included in this release is the remainder of Series 4, General Correspondence, which completes the online collection of the George Washington Papers. Content at the site is available as either directly viewable images, TIFF images, or text. The collection is an invaluable resources for scholars, students, and librarians.
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