• Tobias Lear diary [Image 1]

Tobias Lear diary, containing details of George Washington's illness and death, 1799-1801


Permanent ID:
419
Call number:
Am .09238
Date:
December 10, 1799 – July 4, 1801
Inscription:
Diary covering the dates from December 10,1799 through July 4, 1801, which contains an account of the last illness and death of General George Washington on December 14, 1799 at Mount Vernon.  Lear served as private secretary to Washington and his family at Mount Vernon.
Format:
Manuscripts
Dimensions:
Width: 12.3 cm, Height: 35.3 cm
Collection:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania Treasures Collection
Related People or Organizations:
George Washington, 1732-1799 (relates to)
Tobias Lear, 1762-1816 (author)
Library of Congress Subjects:
Washington, George, 1732-1799 [info:lc/authorities/names/n86140996]
medical treatments [info:lc/vocabulary/ethnographicTerms/afset011332]
bloodletting [info:lc/vocabulary/ethnographicTerms/afset001883]