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:
Scope and Contents In this letter Robert E. Lee writes to the Board of Trustess of Washington College accepting the presidency of the institution.
Scope and Contents This letter contains information about the furniture that Charles Marshall is purchasing for Lee in Baltimore.
Scope and Contents Letter from Robert E. Lee to Edward Turner about the death of Col. J. A. Washington (John Augustine Washington) at Valley River, dated 14 September 14, 1861
Scope and Contents In this letter written from Sweet Springs Robert E. Lee writies that due to his health he won't be returning to the college right away. He asks all the faculty to help the students prepare for classes. A transcription is housed with this letter.
Scope and Contents In this letter Lee writes to Campbell, who had recently been asked to be Superintent of the Rockbridge County Schools, that he does not think accepting this position would greatly impact his duties at Washington College.
Scope and Contents In this letter Lee gives a prospective student advice on the choosing which state institution of higher to attend.
Scope and Contents In this letter Robert E. Lee talks his wife's health and making trips to Hot Springs and Warm Springs. He also mentions his two daughters Agnes and Mildred. He makes mentions of rumors that George Washington Custis Lee recently got engaged.
Scope and Contents This letter from Robert E. Lee to Stilson Hutchins, founder of the Washington Post, thanks him for copies of the St. Louis Times, which contained an article on Washington College.
Scope and Contents Letter from Robert E. Lee to William McCloud Bowe dated April 18, 1863 rejecting a request for furlough from the army. The letter was likely dictated but is signed by Lee.
Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Lexington, Virginia lawyer James D. Davidson writes a one page note to Robert E. Lee asking him to explain his family relationship to Arthur Lee, signer of the Virginia's Deed of Cession in 1784. Lee responds initially on the same page. The note was then delivered back to Davidson who corrected his initial question and asks for an updated response which Lee provides on the reverse of the page.