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Lee Memorial Association Records, 1879 - 1883

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1879 - 1883


Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this collection are open for research use.


From the Collection: .25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Repository Details

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

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA