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 17 Collections and/or Records:
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: 1910 - 1940
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
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.
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
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
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
File — Box: 8, Folder: 160
Scope and Contents Original typescript and manuscripts relating to reminiscences of G.W.C. Lee's time as President of Washington and Lee, and his time in Lexington.
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined
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