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 5 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 42
Scope and Contents This letter was written on behalf of the Demosthenian Society of Roanoke College from Salem, Virginia on February 28, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The society writes to inform Lee that he has been elected to be an honorary member of the society.
File — Container: RHS Collection #0078, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents This file consists of an undated manuscript entitled "Historic Lexington," which inlcudes photos of Lexington's confederate monuments and historic markers. Also includes captioning with basic historical information on the sites depicted in the photographs.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1818 - 1991
Scope and Contents An address by President Gaines to the officers and directors of The Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation.
Notebook - William Allan's "Memoranda of a Conversation with Robert E. Lee", 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19
File — Box: 13, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Between February 1868 and February 1870 Washington College professor and former Confederate Ordinance officer, William Allan, had five conversations with college president Robert E. Lee which he manually recorded in this memo book which he titled “Conversations with Gen. R. E. Lee”. Soon after each conversation, Allan described retreating to his office to record the highlights. In 1886, former Washington College Clerk of faculty and Librarian, Edward Clifford "E.C." Gordon shared with Allan,...
Dates: 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19; 1886-11
File — Box: 1, Folder: 69
Overview Robert E. Lee discusses strategy before the Battle of Fredericksburg.