Charles Carter Lee to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-15
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
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.
- Lee, Charles Carter (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
In this letter Charles Carter Lee discusses a photograph of their father, Henry “Light-horse Harry” Lee. The brothers were pursuing an appropriate photo of their father for a new edition of Henry Lee’s memoirs. At the end, Charles Carter writes “I hear that students are flocking up to Washington College which I am glad of, for it makes me hope that under your auspices the bequest of its great and good founder will be a source of great benefit to our dear old state.”