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Lee, George Washington Custis



  • Existence: 1832-1913

LL.D., Tulane University. President, W&L, 1871-97; president emeritus, W&L, 1897-1913; acting (Thomas A. Scott) professor of applied mathematics (and astronomy), W&L, 1873-78; 1879-89. Professor military and civil engineering and applied mathematics, VMI, 1865-71. See Who's Who, 1901-02; Trustees' Papers; MSS Catalog.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

C.B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 13
Overview In 1865, shortly after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee was approached in Richmond by C.B. Richardson of the University Publishing Company of New York. No contract was signed, but the two came to an informal agreement whereby University Publishing Company would have publication privileges if Lee completed a manuscript. For the next five years the two kept up correspondence, with Lee often requesting materials that Richardson would then search out and furnish for...
Dates: 1865-10-26

Frank E. White Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0330
Scope and Contents This is a collection of research documents and photographs for Frank E. White's 2008 publication Sailor's Creek: Major General G. W. Custis Lee, Captured with Controversy.
Dates: 2008

George Washington Custis Lee papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0142
Scope and Contents This collection consists of George Washington Custis Lee's correspondence, commission as major general, recollections collected by Greenlee Letcher, a copy of his will, transcripts of his letters, and a paper on G.W.C. Lee, possibly written by Letcher.
Dates: 1875 - 1913

Grace Memorial Church Records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0367
Scope and Contents This collection is the minutes of a February 4, 1884 committee meeting at the church describing the funeral of former Virginia governor John Letcher (1813-1884) the week before, and the decision to name a group consisting of Lexington, Virginia notables to write a sketch of Governor Letcher's life. This group included G. W. C. Lee, Francis H. Smith, J. T. Preston, A. T. Barclay, and Col. Edmund Pendleton.
Dates: 1884

Henry A. Ward Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0473
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence between Ward and George Washington Custis Lee during his time as President of Washington and Lee University.
Dates: Inclusive 1875-1878

James Lewis Howe Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0080
Scope and Contents This collection is the papers of James Lewis Howe, professor of chemistry at Washington and Lee University (1894-1938), which include his correspondence concerning the Presbyterian Church and foreign missions, the Washington and Lee University chemistry department, the American Chemical Society and philately. Also included are notes on archival material for and typescript of Annals of Washington and Lee University during the administration of George Washington Custis Lee,...
Dates: Inclusive 1893-1951

Lee, George Washington Custis, 1913 - 1996

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents File includes obituary of Lee by the Ring-tum Phi; "From West Point to Fort Point: The Story of George Elliot and Custis Lee"; "Major-General George Washington Custis Lee"; "Last Battles: The Wartime and Postwar Careers of Custis Lee"; and photocopies of items at the National Archives concerning G.W.C. Lee.
Dates: 1913 - 1996