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Southern Boundary Line of Virginia, 1870-02-24

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 53

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: 1870-02-24


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This printed report compiled by Robert E. Lee and the Washington College Board of Survey is addressing Gilbert C. Walker, the governor of Virginia. In the report, Lee explains the Survey Board's actions in surveying the southern borderline of Virginia for the first time in nearly 100 years. He goes on to explain the revelation of errors in the original survey and recommends that corrections be made accordingly.

Repository Details

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

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA