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2. The Unlikely Success of a Provincial Surveyor: George Washington Finds Fame in the American Frontier, 1749–1754

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. Jason E. Farr

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch2

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

Farr, J. E. (2012) The Unlikely Success of a Provincial Surveyor: George Washington Finds Fame in the American Frontier, 1749–1754, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch2

Author Information

  1. the University of Virginia, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935

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Keywords:

  • Washington's life, as a provincial surveyor;
  • republican ideal, of enlightened public service;
  • military campaigns;
  • George, a Virginian, without an inherited patronage;
  • reconciling conflicting land claims, for advancement;
  • chartered, proprietary, colony of Virginia;
  • competent surveyor, lacking military experience;
  • surveyors, dangers of frontier life, and political fame;
  • the Fairfaxes helping Washington, as Surveyor of Culpeper County;
  • Washington, and patriarchal distinction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • List of Further Readings