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Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)



  • Existence: 1807-1870

President, W&L, 1865-1870. C. in C. Confederate armies, 1865. See Douglas Southall Freeman, R. E. Lee, 4 vls., 1934-35.

Found in 414 Collections and/or Records:

A. B. Robertson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-15

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents This letter was written by A. B. Robertson from New Wartrace, Tennessee on February 15, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Robertson requests Lee to send him a circular on Washington College. He goes on to explain his motivations in doing so.
Dates: 1866-02-15

A. S. Buford to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-16

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents This letter was written by A. S. Buford from Richmond, Virginia on February 16, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Buford writes from Richmond as president of the Richmond & Danville Rail Road, and presents to Lee tickets for use on the railroad. He concludes by requesting an autograph from Lee.
Dates: 1866-02-16

Agreement with Richardson and Co. on Biography of Father, 1868-02-22

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 46
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 -...
Dates: 1868-02-22

American Publishing Company to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-15

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 47
Scope and Contents This letter to R. E. Lee was written by S. S. Scranton and J. B. Burr from the American Publishing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. They write to inquire on Lee's status in writing his history of the war, and continue to express interest in negotiating a publishing contract.
Dates: 1866-03-15

Ann Norvell Otey Scott Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0163
Scope and Contents This collection contains chiefly correspondence with Washington and Lee University and United Daughters of the Confederacy officials, resolutions, and reports relating to her participation in the controversy over W&L President Henry Louis Smith's proposed renovation and expansion of the Lee Chapel. Also includes correspondence and clippings relating to fund-raising for the Stratford Hall restoration. Correspondents include members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Washington and...
Dates: Inclusive 1920-1948

Benjamin B. Stith to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-07

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 44
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Benjamin B. Stith from Bewleyville, Kentucky on March 7, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Stith writes that he wishes to send his son to a military academy, believing Lee to be the president of VMI. He asks Lee to send him information and his favor in accepting his son into the school.
Dates: 1866-03-07

Broadside Announcing Robert E. Lee's Presidency of Washington College

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0660
Content Description A broadside announcing Robert E. Lee's acceptance of the presidency of Washington College. The broadside was printed at the Lexington Gazette. The announcement was officially made by John W. Brockenbrough, Rector of Washington College.
Dates: 1865-09-01

Buchser, Frank

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 42
Scope and Contents File includes color notecard of Frank Buchser painting of Robert E. Lee, "The Last Life Portrait of General Robert E. Lee," a letter from Buchser to Lee concerning a portrait, Washington and Lee News Release titled "General Lee 'Comes Home' for His Birthday," Religious Herald article titled "Valentine's Recumbent Statue of General Robert E. Lee," and correspondence between various researchers interested in this topic and Special Collections.
Dates: 1700 - 2018

Burke, Herbert & Co. to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-17

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Burk, Herbert & Co. from Alexandria, Virginia on February 17, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The company is writing to inform Lee that $25 have been added to the account of Sydney Smith Lee.
Dates: 1866-02-17

Butler, Perrigo, and Way to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-26

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 41
Scope and Contents This letter was written on behalf of the company of art-dealers Butler, Perrigo, and Way from Baltimore, Maryland on February 26, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The dealers express their thanks to Lee for sending them a series of autographs they had previously requested. They inform Lee that the autographs are to be framed and sold by their dealership.
Dates: 1866-02-26