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C. Vincer to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 10

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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 - 1870. Adminstrative papers, such as President's Reports, etc..., from Robert E. Lee's presidency of the school may be found within the W&L University Archives. Please contact W&L Special Collections for information regarding the University Archives.


  • Creation: 1865-10-09


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Mrs. Vincer, of Kent, England, wrote to Lee to inform him of their relationship. She claimed to be “daughter of the peer of General Lee of the older revolution.” She writes that her father, William Lee, was the nephew of “General Lee” and “son of Humphrey Lee of Lydold in Kent.” She writes that her father was “General Lee’s” heir, although he never claimed so at “General Lee’s” death. She goes on to write that “the late General Lee I have reason to believe possessed large estates on the Virginian shore of the River Potomac and near Arlington Heights.” She inquires about late General Lee’s relations and property.

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA