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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 412 Collections and/or Records:

Francis H. Smith to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-12

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents This letter was written by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith on March 12, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Smith writes to inform Lee that a new VMI cadet, William F. Dancey, believes that the damage to VMI has resulted in the institution being unable to perform its purpose. He relays Dancey's desire to instead enroll in Washington College.
Dates: 1866-03-12

Francis MacDonnell Research Materials Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0291
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of research materials gathered by Francis MacDonnell in preparation of his article 'Reconstruction in the wake of Vietnam: the pardoning of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis,' which was published in Civil War History, Vol. XL, no.2, 1994. Included are materials from the Gerald Ford Library, government documents, and miscellaneous sources on the pardoning of Robert E. Lee, Vietnam draft evaders, Iva 'Tokyo Rose' Toguri and others during...
Dates: Inclusive 1990-1994

Frank J. Gilliam Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0494
Scope and Contents The items in the collection include articles written by Lula Gilliam Hopkins, photographs taken by Sally Mann, a 1954 copy of a Matthew Brady photograph of Robert E. Lee, several family photographs, a booklet from a dance held in 1914, a letter from Gilliam as W&L Dean of Students to student John Willcoxon (class of 1952) presenting him with an award, and Frank J. Gilliam's (class of 1917) Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity pins. The collection also includes a scrapbook created by Gilliam as a...
Dates: Inclusive 1914-1964

Frank Magruder to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-20

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 40
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Frank Magruder from Goshen, Kentucky on February 20, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Magruder requests that Lee send to him a circular for Washington College, as his son is interested in attending the school.
Dates: 1866-02-20

Franklin Lafayette Riley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0060
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence connected with the book Gen. Robert E. Lee After Appomattox edited by Dr. Riley; letters from Riley to his wife while he was with the American Expeditionary Force University in France in 1919; other correspondents include Edward Clifford Gordon, Mary Custis Lee and Jo Lane Stern. Also includes letters to his daughter (Frances Riley, later Frances Denton), her Daughters of the American Revolution card, and photographs and postcards...
Dates: Inclusive 1897-1927

From Robert E. Lee to Rathmell Wilson, 1866-07-02

 Item
Scope and Contents In this letter Lee writes to Rathmell Wilson in Philadelphia that the Washington College Board of Trustees has elected to let him purchase books for the institution.
Dates: 1866-07-02

Funeral Notice, 1868-03-04

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 47
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: 1868-03-04

Furlough Approved for Cadet Franklin E. Hunt by Cadet Adjutant R.E. Lee, 1829-06-16

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 1
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: 1829-06-16

G. W. Garmany to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-10

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 38
Scope and Contents This letter was written by George Washignton Garmany from Savannah, Georgia on February 10, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Garmany wrote the letter as a recommendation for John B. Mays, a potential student of Washington College.
Dates: 1866-02-10

G. W. Leyburn to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-27

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 42
Scope and Contents This letter was written by G. W. Leyburn from Big Lick, Virginia on February 27, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Leyburn makes reference to a previous conversation he and Lee had regarding the nature of education. He expands on this topic and asks a series of questions regarding education in the South and requests a written response to the questions. He explains that he wishes to have Lee's stance while Leyburn acts to acquire subscriptions for Washington College's endowment.
Dates: 1866-02-27