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Receipt for Articles for Improvement of Mississippi River, 1838-04-30

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 3

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.

Dates

  • 1838-04-30

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Extent

From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

General

The receipt made for a $12.42 taxation on Titus Hale for access the Mississippi River on April 30, 1838. It is certified by R.E. Lee, who was supervising engineer for navigation on the Mississippi River in St. Louis, MO at the time. Lee Served 26 years in the US Army Corps of Engineers starting in 1837.

Creator

Repository Details

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

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