David S. G. Cabell to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-08
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
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.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Lee, along with the Washington College Board of Trustees, petitioned the Virginia State Legislature for a portion of a land grant. Lee had sent the petition to Cabell, of the Virginia State Senate, who wrote this letter in response. Cabell introduced the petition to the Senate and informed Lee that it was currently in the Committee on Public Institutions.