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:
File — Box: 4, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents File includes a photocopy of a biographical sketch of Hobson by Charles Lee Hobson, March 5, 1998. Photocopies of two papers by Hobson entitled "How I came to Elizabethtown, Kentucky" and "How General Lee Came to Washington College." Photocopies of a letter to Lee concerning Hobson (1869) and a Louisville Times article about the letter.
Dates: 1988; 1869
Scope and Contents Mainly correspondence, including letters between Hugh A. Moran and his family while he was a student at Washington College; letters from fellow students; college programs; class notebook. Correspondents include Alston Boyd, Lucius Desha, Jr., William Preston Johnston, Mildred Lee, Nathan M. Moran and Mrs. Nathan M. Moran.
Dates: Inclusive 1865-1879
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents This letter was written by J. B. Heck on February 14, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter acts as a bill and statement of service to Washington College. Heck states the materials needed and the requested services for building shelving for the Washington College Library.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents This letter was written by J. B. Williams of Enfield, North Carolina to Robert E. Lee. He wrote to request a set of course catalogs for Washington College, and explains that he is recommending the school to his students.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 44
Scope and Contents This letter was written by J. Emanuel on March 7, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Emanuel expresses interest in sending his son to Washington College and requests information on admission.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 43
Scope and Contents This letter was written by J. Johns Jr. from Richmond, Virginia on March 3, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Johns writes to Lee that his letter accompanies another letter from Dr. Julius Doetsh. He explains that, upon his advice, Doetsh wishes to make a translation of Lee's work. He then vouches for Doetsh's credentials and character.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 42
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Bishop J. Johns on February 27, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Johns writes from Theological Seminary to inform Lee of the death of "Bishop Meade."
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents This letter was written by J. L. Hocker on behalf of the Periclean Society of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky on March 10, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter is written to inform Lee that he has been elected as an honorary member of the society.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 40
Scope and Contents This letter was writen by J. Lawrence Saulsbury from Richmond, Virginia on February 20, 1866. Saulsbury begins the letter by expressing his admiration for Lee and his wish to meet him in person. He then transitions into encouraging Lee to allow the company he represents, Blakeney & Co., to supply Washington College's students with sets of gold pens at the cost of $1 each.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 43
Scope and Contents This letter was written by J. Longstreet from New Orleans, Louisiana on March 3, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Longstreet writes to Lee informing him that he has inserted Lee's name as a one of the non-resident board of directors for the Great Southern and Western Life and Accident Insurance Company. He gives description of the company and its then-current assets. Included with the letter is a typed transcript.