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Rathmell Wilson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-12

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 45

Scope and Contents

This letter was written by Rathmell Wilson from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Wilson writes the letter as a follow up to his previous correspondence with Lee regarding the donation of Thomas B. Wilson's library to Washington College. Wilson inquires whether the boxes of books arrived as planned. He also indicates that he wishes to donate further books in his possession to Washington College on the stipulation that the donated books be cared for, retain Thomas Wilson's book plate, and be called "the Wilson contribution to the Library of Washington College." Wilson additionally indicates that he has included a copy of Thomas Wilson's memoir in the donation.


  • Creation: 1866-03-12


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, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA