In 1834-37, Jared Sparks, the President of Harvard, wrote a 12 volume biography of Washington

In 1834-37, Jared Sparks, the President of Harvard University who succeeded Edward Everett in this post, wrote a 12 volume biography of George Washington that included the writings of Washington. He then followed this was another biography of Washington in 1839. The latter is significant not only for its writings, but also for the many beautiful prints of Washington included in it.

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~ by americanpresidents on May 23, 2009.

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