Washington Irving's Will, Dec. 3, 1858
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Washington Irving (1783-1859) was the first American to earn his living as a writer. His short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle” are deeply woven into the fabric of American culture. He also wrote the five-volume Life of George Washington, the American hero for whom he was named. Irving traveled extensively in Europe and served as U.S. Ambassador to Spain from 1842-1845. In 1835, he purchased Sunnyside, his home in Tarrytown.

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Title Washington Irving Will Format Manuscript
Repository Westchester County Archives Number of Pages 5
Collection Series 132: Wills, 1782-1941 Dimensions 8" x 12"
Call Number A-0250(25)F Transcription No
Creator Washington Irving jpeg File Name irving1-5.jpg
Creation Date Dec. 3, 1858 tif File Name irving1-5.tif

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