Audio: Stories from the Hunt Collecting Washington

Nathan and Steven Raab sat down to talk about the art and inspiration of collecting George Washington documents.  Here are snippets of that conversation.

Washington’s March 1787 letter: The story of the discovery


The power and emotional appeal of collecting original historical documents


George Washington’s secretaries: how and when they helped him write letters


The history of Steven Raab’s first acquisition of a Washington letter many decades ago


How George Washington signed his name


The hunt for hidden treasures: “It’s a little bit like being a 49er”


How George Washington said a lot with very few words


Letters of George Washington during the era of the Constitutional Convention


How do I find out if a Washington letter is truly unpublished and unknown.


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