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Sampson Low & Company to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-03

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21

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.


  • 1865-12-03

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Sampson Low, Son & Marston offered to publish Lee’s history of the war in England. They wrote that a new precedent was recently set so that if he were to publish it in Canada they would be able to publish it in England as if he were a British citizen.


Repository Details

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

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA