Lee, Charles Carter
- Existence: 1798 - 1871
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
In this letter Charles Carter Lee discusses a photograph of their father, Henry “Light-horse Harry” Lee. The brothers were pursuing an appropriate photo of their father for a new edition of Henry Lee’s memoirs. At the end, Charles Carter writes “I hear that students are flocking up to Washington College which I am glad of, for it makes me hope that under your auspices the bequest of its great and good founder will be a source of great benefit to our dear old state.”
Charles Carter Lee, Robert E. Lee’s brother, wrote to him to discuss the publishing of the new edition of their father’s memoirs. Charles Carter Lee urged his brother to finish his history of the war sooner rather than later and offered to help him with the publishing. He asked that he send him a circular for Washington College because he was debating whether to send his son their or to Virginia Military Institute.
Robert E. Lee updates his brother on his current professional commitment and expresses insecurity in his ability to fulfill his role properly.
Robert E. Lee discusses the need for crops and bacon to feed the troops and discusses the death of his daughter-in-law Charlotte. Mentions other family matters and personal updates.