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Interesting Foreign Visitors at Mount Vernon 1780-1799

Identifier: MS-1266

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This collection consists of one typed manuscript titled Interesting Foreign Visitors at Mount Vernon 1780-1799 written by Pollyanna Creekmore. Dated May 5, 1941, the twenty-seven page account documents international persons who visited George Washington at his home, Mount Vernon, in Washington, DC from 1780 to his death in 1799. Creekmore's writing provides detailed accounts of various visitors and their stays at Mount Vernon. Also included is a bibliography of resources Creekmore consulted for her writing.


  • 1941 May 5


The material in this collection is in English.

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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection consists of one typed manuscript titled Interesting Foreign Visitors at Mount Vernon 1780-1799 written by Pollyanna Creekmore on May 5, 1941.

Biographical/Historical Note

Pollyanna Creekmore was born on September 23, 1920 in Campbell County, Tennessee to Lewis (1882-1952) and Dillie C. Creekmore (1884-1952). Creekmore was a 1942 graduate of the University of Tennessee and went on to earn a second degree from the Columbia University School of Library Science in 1947. She served as librarian with the McClung Historical Collection in Knoxville, Tennessee, and was later a librarian with East Tennessee State University until her retirement in 1987. An avid local historian and genealogist, she contributed to The French Broad - Holston Country: A History of Knox County. She died in Knoxville on May 3, 2009.

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, VA to Augustine Washington and Mary Ball and was the eldest of six children. Washington's father died when he was 11 and he became the ward of his half-brother, Lawrence. After his brother died in 1752, George Washington at the age of 20 became the head of Virginia's biggest estate, Mount Vernon. He was appointed adjutant with a rank of major in the Virginia militia. Washington served in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. In 1758, he resigned from military duty and went back to his beloved Mount Vernon. Shortly after leaving the army he married Martha Dandridge Custis. George raised Martha's two children from a prior marriage. In 1789, Washington became the first President of the United States by Electoral College vote. He served two terms. He retired in 1797 to Mount Vernon. Washington died on December 12, 1799.


This collection consists of one folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA