Lee Memorial Association Records, 1870 - 1878
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of records related to the formation and history of the Lee Memorial Association (L.M.A.). The association was formed in October 1870 immediately following the death of Robert E. Lee with the goal of creating a monument to honor him on the campus of Washington College, subsequently renamed Washington and Lee University. Between 1870 and 1883, the L.M.A. successfully raised the funds for the creation and installation of what is known as the "Recumbent Lee" statue, sculpted in marble by Edward Virginius Valentine and located in the Lee Chapel, the burial site of the Lee family at Washington and Lee University. The collection consists of documents, letters, and printed matter, including broadsides and ribbons, related to the fundraising process and the unveiling ceremonies which took place in 1883.
- Majority of material found within 1870 - 1878
- From the Collection: Lee Memorial Association (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The materials in this collection are open for research use.
From the Collection: .25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository
204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA