Lee, Charles Carter
- Existence: 1798-1871
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
Overview 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.”
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
Overview 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.
Scope and Contents This collection consists 115 total items. Box one consists of eighty-six letters written by members of the Lee Family of Virginia, including Robert E. Lee; his wife, Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee; his children, his father-in-law, George Washington Parke Custis; and Lees of the 18th through early 20th century. Box two consists of twenty-nine items, most written by and/or received by individuals connected to the Lee and/or Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson military and family circles. Prominent...
Dates: 1847 - 1905; Majority of material found within Bulk dates 1847-1869
File — Box: 2, Folder: 94
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865 -...
File — Box: 1, Folder: 53
Overview Robert E. Lee updates his brother on his current professional commitment and expresses insecurity in his ability to fulfill his role properly.
File — Box: 2, Folder: 83
Overview 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.