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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 9 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Law and Equity Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0596
Scope and Contents This broadside from the Department of Law and Equity is dated August 1, 1870. It was published in Lexington, Virginia.
Dates: 1870-08-01

Giles B. Cooke Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0191
Scope and Contents This collection contains the following correspondence: Letter to Rev. Cooke from G. T. Bearnegan (1874) thanking Cooke for his journal with reference to Petersburg in 1866; letter to Mr. Cooke from U.A. Jackson (1895) asking Cooke for information about Stonewall Jackson for the republishing of U.A. Jackson's book; letter from Rev. Cooke to Mrs. H.B. Lee (1924) asking for information about an incident in the life of General Lee that was similar to the incident that took the life of Stonewall...
Dates: 1874 - 1929

John F. Swayne Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0292
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Swayne's personal papers from his time as a student at Washington College, including correspondence with E. C. Gordon and Mary F. Dickson, a subscription to the Southern Collegian, and two essays. One letter is a response from the clerk of the faculty to Swayne's notice of withdrawal from the college. One essay entitled 'A trip to House Mountain' was written in 1869; it details a trip made there in the summer of 1867. There is an accompanying...
Dates: Inclusive 1867-1935; Majority of material found in Bulk 1867-1869

John Thomas Gregory Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0610
Scope and Contents This collection contains biographical information and correspondence about John Thomas Gregory, of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry, Confederate States America, who was credited with saving Robert E. Lee's life at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864.
Dates: 1897 - 1993

John W. Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0106
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typescript of a speech delivered at Martinsburg, West Virginia (January 4, 1905); law license (1895); statements of assets (1904-1917); correspondence, and a legal document for the purchase of real estate (1898-1930).
Dates: Inclusive 1895-1930

Lee Monument Association Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0532
Scope and Contents This collection contains a copy of 'Organization of the Lee Monument Association, and the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, Richmond, Va., Nov. 3rd and 4th, 1870'. A second copy is cataloged under E547 .L47 in Special Collections Rare. The printed invitation to the unveiling of the Robert E. Lee statue on May 29, 1890 in Richmond, VA is also included, in two pieces.
Dates: Inclusive 1870, 1890

Photographic Postcard, "Lee's Tree"

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0105
Content Description The photographic postcard is postmarked 1933, has a note written on the back from J. R. Goff to Henry Boley of Lexington, VA. The postcard is a photograph of 'Camp site of Gen. Robert E. Lee during a period of Civil War. Route 60 near Rainelle, West Virginia.'
Dates: Creation of the postcard ; Creation of the writing, stamped date on the postcard

Robert E. Lee to Louisa Washington letters

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0669
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of six letters written from Robert E. Lee to Louisa Washington between September 1861 and December 1868. Louisa Washington was the eldest child of John Augustine Washington, III of Fauquier County, Va., the last Washington family descendant and private individual to own the Washington family estate Mount Vernon. A key subject of select letters is Colonel John A. Washington’s death on September 13, 1861 while serving on the staff of General Robert E. Lee as his...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861 - 1868

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