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Townsend Warde to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-09

 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.


  • 1866-01-09

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



A Pennsylvanian, Thomas B. Wilson, had a large collection of books relevant to the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. After his death the collection was passed to his brother who wished to give a large amount of the books to a Southern institution. Warde wrote on behalf of Wilson to determine the state of Washington College. He wanted to ensure that the institution would not fail, but last into the future.


Repository Details

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

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA