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E. C. Middleton to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-07

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 44

Scope and Contents

This letter was written by E. C. Middleton from Washington, DC on March 7, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Middleton introduces his agent, E. F. Lutz of Baltimore. Middleton then explains that his previous request of an oil painting of Lee had been rejected due to a lack of one existing. Middleton explains that Lutz will take notes of Lee's complexion and then, using a recent photograph by Mathew Brady, create an oil painting which he wishes Lee to sign.


  • 1866-03-07


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


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