Lossing, Benson J. (Benson John)
- Existence: 1813 - 1891
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection consists 115 total items. Box one consists of eighty-six letters written by members of the Lee Family of Virginia, including Robert E. Lee; his wife, Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee; his children, his father-in-law, George Washington Parke Custis; and Lees of the 18th through early 20th century. Box two consists of twenty-nine items, most written by and/or received by individuals connected to the Lee and/or Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson military and family circles. Prominent...
Dates: 1847 - 1905; Majority of material found within Bulk dates 1847-1869
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a full plate mounted albumen photograph of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. The photograph was inscribed to Benson J. Lossing by General William Reading Montgomery between 1864 and 1871. The handwritten inscription mentions history of Christ Church, including George Washington's pew being intact. A second inscription reads 'Photograph By Hartman Marshall House Alexandria, Va.'
Dates: Majority of material found within 1864 - 1871