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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 414 Collections and/or Records:

E. C. Middleton to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-07

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 44
Scope and Contents This letter was written by E. C. Middleton from Washington, DC on March 7, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Middleton introduces his agent, E. F. Lutz of Baltimore. Middleton then explains that his previous request of an oil painting of Lee had been rejected due to a lack of one existing. Middleton explains that Lutz will take notes of Lee's complexion and then, using a recent photograph by Mathew Brady, create an oil painting which he wishes Lee to sign.
Dates: 1866-03-07

E. F. Farrar and Annie De Moss to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-15

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Mrs. E. F. Farrar and Annie De Moss from Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 15, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The two women write that their letter includes a check for $536 intended for Stonewall Jackson's widow and child, and request that Lee forward it at his convenience. The letter continues and expresses the pain that is felt by them in defeat after the war's end, and describe the nature with which life continues in the south. They express their admiration for both...
Dates: 1866-02-15

E. L. Hadden to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-10

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents Ths letter was written by E. L. Hadden from New York City on March 10, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Hadden writes to Lee informing him that he is returning to Lee a series of items recovered from the occupation of Arlington House at the onset of the Civil War.
Dates: 1866-03-10

Edward A. Pollard to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-02

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 43
Scope and Contents This letter and attached news clippings were written by Edward A. Pollard from Norfolk, Virginia on March 2, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Pollard explains, in reference to a previous correspondence, that he has become aware of an individual who has published his own scholarly work on the Civil War called "The Lost Cause" in the newspaper The New York News and is seeking action. He sent the letter attached with two clippings from papers in which Pollard...
Dates: 1866-03-02

Edward Virginius Valentine Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0300
Scope and Contents This typescript signed letter from Edward Virginius Valentine to Mrs. R. L. Walton on November 28, 1922 concerns the personal contacts he had with Robert E. Lee and sculptures he made, including the recumbent statue of Lee in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University.
Dates: 1922

Emma Willard to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-15

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 47
Scope and Contents This letter was written by American educator Emma Willard on March 15, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Willard introduces herself and explains that she is a writer of history and has followed Lee's career through the war. She expresses her wish to establish contact with various generals, including Lee, to record their views of experiences for an upcoming school history book on the topic.
Dates: 1866-03-15

Excuse by Robert E. Lee for W. H. Kinckle, 1869-03-26

 Item
Scope and Contents Written excuse by Robert E. Lee for William H. Kinckle to go to church on Good Friday and miss his recitation as a result.
Dates: 1869-03-26

Facsimile of Salary Receipt from James K. Edmondson, 1866-09-22

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 34
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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: 1866-09-22

Facsimile Salary Receipt from James K. Edmondson, 1868-02-20

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 34
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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: 1868-02-20

Facsimile Salary Receipt from James M. Leech, 1870-07-27

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 34
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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: 1870-07-27