Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
- 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 372 Collections and/or Records:
A. B. Robertson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-15
This letter was written by A. B. Robertson from New Wartrace, Tennessee on February 15, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Robertson requests Lee to send him a circular on Washington College. He goes on to explain his motivations in doing so.
A. S. Buford to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-16
This letter was written by A. S. Buford from Richmond, Virginia on February 16, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Buford writes from Richmond as president of the Richmond & Danville Rail Road, and presents to Lee tickets for use on the railroad. He concludes by requesting an autograph from Lee.
Agreement with Richardson and Co. on Biography of Father, 1868-02-22
American Publishing Company to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-15
This letter to R. E. Lee was written by S. S. Scranton and J. B. Burr from the American Publishing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. They write to inquire on Lee's status in writing his history of the war, and continue to express interest in negotiating a publishing contract.
Benjamin B. Stith to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-07
This letter was written by Benjamin B. Stith from Bewleyville, Kentucky on March 7, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Stith writes that he wishes to send his son to a military academy, believing Lee to be the president of VMI. He asks Lee to send him information and his favor in accepting his son into the school.
File includes color notecard of Frank Buchser painting of Robert E. Lee, "The Last Life Portrait of General Robert E. Lee," a letter from Buchser to Lee concerning a portrait, Washington and Lee News Release titled "General Lee 'Comes Home' for His Birthday," Religious Herald article titled "Valentine's Recumbent Statue of General Robert E. Lee," and correspondence between various researchers interested in this topic and Special Collections.
Burke, Herbert & Co. to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-17
This letter was written by Burk, Herbert & Co. from Alexandria, Virginia on February 17, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The company is writing to inform Lee that $25 have been added to the account of Sydney Smith Lee.
Butler, Perrigo, and Way to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-26
This letter was written on behalf of the company of art-dealers Butler, Perrigo, and Way from Baltimore, Maryland on February 26, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The dealers express their thanks to Lee for sending them a series of autographs they had previously requested. They inform Lee that the autographs are to be framed and sold by their dealership.
C. B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-03
This letter was written by C. B. Richardson of New York, NY on February 3, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Richardson expresses his company's interest in Lee's experiences, and mentions an included copy of a book on the "Army of the Potomac" for Lee to examine. Richardson also requests a photograph of General Pendleton be sent with Lee's response.
C. B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-13
This letter was written by C. B. Richardson from New York City on March 13, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Richardson thanks Lee for his previous correspondence and expresses interest in sending Lee a series of documents and books to assist him.
C. G. Freuman to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-13
This letter was written by C. G. Freuman from Eminence, Kentucky on March 13, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Freuman requests that Lee send him a catalog for the "military institute" which Lee is head of, mistakenly assuming Lee is the head of Virginia Military Institute also in Lexington, VA.
C. H. Woodward to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-06
This letter was written by Major C. H. Woodward of Rockbridge Baths, Virginia on February 6, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Woodward requests a loan from Lee, which he promises to repay in short order.
C. Newton to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-10
This letter was written by C. Newton from Louisiana State Seminary (later Louisiana State University) on March 10, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter is written to inform Lee that a society has been formed at the school named the Lee Society, and that Lee has been elected an honorary member.
C. R. Hubbard to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-20
This letter was written by C. R. Hubbard from Montgomery, Alabama on February 20, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Hubbard asks Lee to send to him a catalogue of classes at Washington College, as well to write back any information that would ensure his admission to the college.
Campbell, John L., 1867 - 1886
File includes an obituary of John Lyle Campbell Sr. by the Lexington Gazette, a biography writtten by his son Robert Fishburne Campbell, and copies of letters between Robert E. Lee and Prof. Campbell as well as T.J. Jackson and Prof. Campbell.
Chamberlain, George Earle, 1909 - 1911
Folder includes biography and copies of two letters from Theofore Roosevelt, one concerning a memorial to Robert E. Lee and the other one concerning Chamberlain's son.
Charles E. Waters to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-21
This letter was written by Charles E. Waters from Baltimore, Maryland on February 21, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Waters describes how the ladies of Baltimore are organizing a fair to raise funds for the relief of southerners affected bt the Civil War. He requests, at the suggestion of his wife, that Lee send a set of his autographs to be sold at the fair to raise money for their cause.
Charles Marshall to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-05
This letter was written by Charles Marshall on February 5, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Marshall relays to Lee that his previous letter had been received, and that he is heeding Lee's advice as best he can.
Charles O. DeLahoussaye to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-10
This letter was written by Charles O. DeLahoussaye in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 10, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, DeLahoussaye writes requesting that Lee send a catalog for Virginia Military Institute, as he desires to send his nephew to atttend school. DeLahoussaye potentially erroneously ascertained that Lee was the president of VMI.
Check to Robert E. Lee from J. M. Leech, 1870-06-30
Check to Robert E. Lee from J. M. Leech, 1870-01-27
Civil War History (Copies)
This folder contains copied materials relating to the American Civil War, specifially the Confederate States of America and information about its army.
Confederate Notes Carried by Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, 1865-04-10
Contract for Wood, 1887-05-13
Contract with Jedadiah Hotchkiss, 1868-06-29
This contract details the agreement between the Washington College Survey Board and the renowned topographical surveyor Jedadiah Hotchkiss. It is a contract for Hotchkiss to perform various surveys on behalf of the Board of Survey to expand the college's map resources. The five year contract stipulates assorted restrictions on Hotchkiss's rights to the maps. It is signed by R.E. Lee on behalf of the Board of Survey.