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Memorandum Book: Directory of Addresses, 1866

 Collection — Box: 5, Folder: 36

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.


  • Creation: 1866


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This memorandum book contains several notes written by Robert E. Lee during his tenure at Washington College, as well as a set of names and addresses of those he had corresponded with. The memos range from financial management of college resources to Lee's personal thoughts on the role of education in the fabric of society. The list of names and corresponding addresses appears to be composed of various people Lee remained in contact with, some of which being professors and others being former Confederate officers.

The written memos are written beginning on one side of the memo book while the names and addresses begin on the reverse side.

Repository Details

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

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA