Biographies of George Washington
The University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs provides a detailed biography of Washington focusing on his presidency and his life in politics. It also includes several of his speeches and profiles of his cabinet members.
“Life of George Washington” was a biography released in 1807 by David Ramsay, who served alongside Washington as a delegate to the Continental Congress. The book is available in its entirety from Archiving Early America.
UVA also offers a selection of important documents from the collection, which include images of the original documents, and lesson plans for teachers that explain how to use to documents in the classroom.
The Library of Congress holds 65,000 Washington documents—comprised of 152,000 scanned images—in its collection. It also has a collection of maps drawn or annotated by Washington, and a list of other collections relating to Washington.
John C. Fitzpatrick’s “The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources” is a 39-volume collection of Washington letters that was edited by Fitzpatrick in 1931-44.