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 2 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents This letter was written by George, Count Joannes from New York City on February 17, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, he expresses his admiration of Lee and his displeasure with the established concepts of Reconstruction and of the "radical cloud" rising from Congress. He makes mention of his public letters which have been published in the New York News. He goes on to say that when he next visits Virginia that he will donate to Washington College a portion of his profits.
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