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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 22 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Eggleston Johnston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0069
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

Lee Endowment Fund records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0147
Scope and Contents This collection consists of subscriber lists, financial reports, printed material, and correspondence related to the Lee Endowment Fund.
Dates: 1866 - 1873

Lee Memorial Association Records

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0148
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records related to the formation and history of the Lee Memorial Association (L.M.A.). The association was formed in October 1870 immediately following the death of Robert E. Lee with the goal of creating a monument to honor him on the campus of Washington College, subsequently renamed Washington and Lee University. Between 1870 and 1883, the L.M.A. successfully raised the funds for the creation and installation of what is known as the "Recumbent Lee" statue,...
Dates: 1870 - 1921

Letter from James Jones White to James Chesnut

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0529
Scope and Contents Two weeks after the death of Washington College President Robert E. Lee, Professor J.J. White acknowledges receipt of James Chesnut's submission to the Camden Journal of his recollections of Robert E. Lee. J.J. White also describes a newly formed Soldier's Association with the purpose of memorializing Robert E. Lee. White mentions that Mrs. Lee has said she will provide a design for the tomb. Enclosed in the letter are pressed flowers from Robert E. Lee's funeral bier,...
Dates: 1870-10-26

Mary Coulling Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0248
Scope and Contents This collection contains primarily the materials gathered by Mary Price Coulling while doing research for her books The Lee girls (1987) and Margaret Junkin Preston (1993), including photocopies of Lee, Custis, Junkin and Preston family letters, scrapbooks, notebooks, genealogies, photographs and articles, as well as copies and critiques of Margaret Junkin Preston's poetry. It also includes notecards, articles and speeches by Coulling relating to...
Dates: Inclusive 1806-1997

Robert E. Lee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0064
Scope and Contents 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: Inclusive 1792-1935; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1870

Robert Selph Henry Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0341
Scope and Contents Includes copies of correspondence between Robert Henry and Douglas Southall Freeman about Freeman writing a foreword for Henry's book The Story of the Conferderacy as well as copies of correspondence between Washington and Lee University Dean Frank Gilliam and Major Edward C. Betts about a Boude and Miley photograph of Robert E. Lee owned by Betts and used by Henry in this book.
Dates: Inclusive 1936-1938

Sydney Dyer McCormick Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0151
Scope and Contents This collection contains responses from McCormick's classmates and others to his proposal for a volume of reminiscences concerning Robert E. Lee's presidency of Washington College. Correspondents include William W. Carson and Fitzhugh Lee.
Dates: 1891 - 1930

Thomas Nelson Page Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0007
Scope and Contents This collection includes four letter: Feb. 20, l904, Page to Samuel Graham (framed) on a social matter, and March 27, 1909, Lord Wolseley to Page in gratitude for being lent Nelson's book and praising Lee; September 30 and October 19, 1878 from Page to J. G. Steel on a business matter. It also includes a visitor's book, 1885-1899; Page's dinner party record from 1913-1919, while he was U. S. Ambassador to Italy. Additionally, it includes revised pages from the first edition of Page's book,...
Dates: Inclusive 1878-1910

Wartime Papers, 1862 - 1863

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents This file consists of Elizabeth Paxton's obituary and many articles about the death of General Paxton. It also includes sympathy notes to Mrs. Paxton at the time of his death. There is notification of Paxton's death by d R. E. Lee.
Dates: 1862 - 1863