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Edward A. Pollard to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-02

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 43

Scope and Contents

This letter and attached news clippings were written by Edward A. Pollard from Norfolk, Virginia on March 2, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Pollard explains, in reference to a previous correspondence, that he has become aware of an individual who has published his own scholarly work on the Civil War called "The Lost Cause" in the newspaper The New York News and is seeking action. He sent the letter attached with two clippings from papers in which Pollard directly addresses the culprit and publicly denounces his actions of infringement.


  • 1866-03-02


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA