Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
- Existence: 1807-01-19 - 1870-10-12
President, W&L, 1865-1870. C. in C. Confederate armies, 1865. See Douglas Southall Freeman, R. E. Lee, 4 vls., 1934-35.
Found in 444 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
This letter by Aaron Howell Pierson Sr. is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Pierson wishes to send his son to Washington College but does not know the requirements. Pierson worries that because of his son's service in the American Civil War, he may be too far behind his studies to attend.
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Reverend Abner Johnson Leavenworth, writing as secretary of the Teachers' Association of Virginia. He asks Lee to address the organization's anniversary meeting in July 1866 about acceptance and education of Virginia's formerly enslaved people. Lee noted on the reverse of the Letter that he declined the invitation to speak.
Phtographer Alexander Gardner plans to send Lee photographs that are on hand in his studio at that include his company's imprint. He also plans to print and mount one-hundred photographs without his imprint, per Lee's request.
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.
This letter by Augustus Machim Garber is addressed to Robert E. Lee. He writes that he has sent catalogues of Washington College to his uncle. However, his uncle would like information on fees and payment to the school. Garber also mentions sculptor William Rudolph O'Donovan and shares that the scultpor, with approval from Lee, will continue workingon a bust of Stonwall Jackson.
Originally included with this letter was a photograph of O'Donovan's bust of Stonewall Jackson.
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.
A broadside announcing Robert E. Lee's acceptance of the presidency of Washington College. The broadside was printed at the Lexington Gazette. The announcement was officially made by John W. Brockenbrough, Rector of Washington College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cabinet Cards of Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and other Confederate States of America generals
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.
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.
This collection consists of a lecture notebook used by Washington College and Washington and Lee University students Charles E. McCorkle between 1869-1870 and his brother Walter between 1870-1874. It includes a note about Robert E. Lee on the inside cover.
This letter by Charles B. Richardson is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Enclosed with this letter was a map of the Army of the Potomac that Lee requested, as well as John Beauchamp Jones' "A Rebel War Clerk's Diary". Along with this package, Richardson updates Lee on the publishing of Henry Lee III's memoirs. Richardson also tells Lee that he is facing financial setbacks but they shouldn't hinder his business.