Washington H. Field was born in Montgomery Co., Va., in 1809. He taught in both Floyd and Montgomery Counties, Va., before moving to Franklin Township, Putnam Co., Ind., in 1831. He returned to Virginia in 1833.
This collection contains two handwritten, leather-bound volumes, as well as loose receipts, expense account statements, and a contract to teach school in Putnam Co., Ind. One volume includes Field's personal records from teaching at subscription schools in Virginia, while the second volume is an arithmetic book.
Fred H. Turner, of the University of Illinois, donated this collection to the Survey in 1975.