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Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)

 Person

Dates

  • 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 7 Collections and/or Records:

Frank J. Gilliam Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0494
Scope and Contents The items in the collection include articles written by Lula Gilliam Hopkins, photographs taken by Sally Mann, a 1954 copy of a Matthew Brady photograph of Robert E. Lee, several family photographs, a booklet from a dance held in 1914, a letter from Gilliam as W&L Dean of Students to student John Willcoxon (class of 1952) presenting him with an award, and Frank J. Gilliam's (class of 1917) Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity pins. The collection also includes a scrapbook created by Gilliam as a...
Dates: Inclusive 1914-1964

Franklin Lafayette Riley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0060
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence connected with the book Gen. Robert E. Lee After Appomattox edited by Dr. Riley; letters from Riley to his wife while he was with the American Expeditionary Force University in France in 1919; other correspondents include Edward Clifford Gordon, Mary Custis Lee and Jo Lane Stern. Also includes letters to his daughter (Frances Riley, later Frances Denton), her Daughters of the American Revolution card, and photographs and postcards...
Dates: Inclusive 1897-1927

Joseph Eggleston Johnston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0069
Scope and Contents Includes Johnston's Order No. 18, April 27, 1865, to his troops after his surrender to Gen. William T. Sherman; a letter, Jan. 24, 1884, from Johnston to [James F. Rogers?] concerning some letters from Gen. R. E. Lee; autographed photograph of Johnston.
Dates: Inclusive 1865-1884

Mary Coulling Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0248
Scope and Contents This collection contains primarily the materials gathered by Mary Price Coulling while doing research for her books The Lee girls (1987) and Margaret Junkin Preston (1993), including photocopies of Lee, Custis, Junkin and Preston family letters, scrapbooks, notebooks, genealogies, photographs and articles, as well as copies and critiques of Margaret Junkin Preston's poetry. It also includes notecards, articles and speeches by Coulling relating to...
Dates: Inclusive 1806-1997

Negative, Lee Family Piano

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0101
Content Description An image negative of the Lee family piano when it was on display in the Lee Chapel Museum. The piano is now located in president's house on Washington and Lee University's campus. The negative was sleeved in an envelope with a note for 'Miss Helen' from Charles Tolley that reads: 'This is a negative of the piano in the Museum. If you feel that you could ever use it, you may keep it'.
Dates: between 1940-1960

Robert E. Lee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0064
Scope and Contents 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: Inclusive 1792-1935; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1870

Thomas McAdory Owen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0093
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters to and from Owen in connection with his efforts to compile a Robert E. Lee bibliography, several Lee family letters, pictorial representations of the Lees, speeches, and clippings.
Dates: Inclusive 1864-1920; Majority of material found within Bulk 1912-1920