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Lee Memorial Association

 Organization

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Lee Memorial, 1883

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Contains student paper authored by Emily Barnes '01 titled "Lee Memorial Association." In addition, a copy of a sketch from 1883 about the Lee Memorial Association titled "Southern Historical Society Papers."
Dates: 1883; 1999

Lee Memorial Association Records

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0148
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records related to the formation and history of the Lee Memorial Association (L.M.A.). The association was formed in October 1870 immediately following the death of Robert E. Lee with the goal of creating a monument to honor him on the campus of Washington College, subsequently renamed Washington and Lee University. Between 1870 and 1883, the L.M.A. successfully raised the funds for the creation and installation of what is known as the "Recumbent Lee" statue,...
Dates: 1870 - 1921

Letter from James Jones White to James Chesnut

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0529
Scope and Contents Two weeks after the death of Washington College President Robert E. Lee, Professor J.J. White acknowledges receipt of James Chesnut's submission to the Camden Journal of his recollections of Robert E. Lee. J.J. White also describes a newly formed Soldier's Association with the purpose of memorializing Robert E. Lee. White mentions that Mrs. Lee has said she will provide a design for the tomb. Enclosed in the letter are pressed flowers from Robert E. Lee's funeral bier,...
Dates: 1870-10-26

Robert E. Lee Memorial Exercises, 1883

 Item
Scope and Contents title page reads 'Ceremonies Connected with the Inauguration of the Mausoleum and the Unveiling of the Recumbent Figure of General Robert Edward Lee.' Includes a historical sketch of the Lee Memorial Association by W. Allan, schedule of the inauguration program, and transcriptions of the speeches given including one by John W. Daniel, LL.D. The hard copy also includes several Michael Miley photos.
Dates: 1883