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Algernon Sidney Vigus to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-09

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 53

Scope and Contents

This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Algernon Sidney Vigus. Vigus explains that he has acquired Lee family letters removed from the Lee family home at Arlington during the Civil War and that he'd like to return them. Vigus asks to keep one of the letters, to a Custis family member from London in 1728. Vigus ultimately returned the correspondence and Lee honored Vigus' request for the 1728 letter.


  • Creation: 1866-04-09


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, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA