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:
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 34
Overview John Randolph Tucker, a Virginian author, lawyer and politician and Dean of the Washington and Lee Law School from 1893 to 1897, wrote to Lee to express his admiration for him.
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
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
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Content Description An undated typescript copy of a two page letter written by Reverend Jonathan W. Harpine to the editor of an unknown newpaper, perhaps the Lexington (Va.) News Gazette, opposing the proposed plan to rebuild the Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The letter likely dates to 1920s during the tenure of Washington and Lee University president Henry Louis Smith who, along with the national chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), was a proponent of the project....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920 - 1929
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents In this letter, Jones Bros. & Co. Subscription Book Publishers of Philadelphia, PA wrote a business letter to Robert E. Lee on February 2, 1866. In the letter, the company attempts to solicit their services to publish Lee's current writings on his Civil War Campaigns.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 41
Scope and Contents This letter was written on behalf of Jones Bros. & Co. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 26, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The company writes to follow up on Lee's rejection of the previous offer for the company to publish his personal works. The follow up resolves with an open offer should Lee change his mind.
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
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Joseph Finnegan of Fenandina, Florida on February 3, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Finnegan explains to Lee that his friend, Captain Taylor, had recently passed away. He goes on to explain that Captain Taylor's two son's were currently attending Washington College. Finnegan continues to explain that the sons of Taylor are likely undisciplined due to their lack of quality education in their formative years. He requests that Lee offer them additional guidance in...
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 38
Scope and Contents This letter was written by L. Davis from Prospect Hill, Georgia on February 12, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Davis relays to Lee that he had heard a speech on history recounting the evacuation of Richmond by Jefferson Davis, and transcribed a section he believed would be of interest to Lee, which is also included with the letter.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents This letter was written by L. Jervey from Charleston, South Carolina on February 15, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Jervey informed Lee of a bulk of cotton in his possession that he wishes to give to Lee. He goes on to praise him for his character and actions during the war.