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Lee, Robert E.

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 16

Scope and Contents

This file includes twenty-seven separate items. Of these items, there are various brochures and booklets entitled, “Robert E. Lee: Innovative Educator,” “Notes on a Visit to Robert E. Lee,” “Lee: The Final Achievement,” and “Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Returned to Lexington, Virginia.”

In addition, the following articles: “Furtherance of Southern Education was Lee’s Goal;” “Aging Successfully: The Example of Robert E. Lee;” “How Gen. Lee Came to Washington College;” “After 32 Years, Lee-Jackson Painting on Display;” “General Lee After the War,” from the magazine The Century Magazine; “Reminiscences of General Lee,” The Outlook pages 964-969; “The Last Years of Lee” delivered to the United Daughters of the Confederacy; “The Robert E. Lee Birthday Celebration;” “Lee Centennial at Washington and Lee,” from The Southern Collegian; “On the Life and Character of Gen. Robert E. Lee,” written by John W. Daniel for the Lexington Gazette; “Unveiling Lee’s Statue,” written by John W. Daniel for the Staunton Spectator; Article written for The Free-Lance Star by Capt. Robert Peniston entitled “The Last Tour;” Articled written by John Elrod for the Richmond Times-Dispatch entitled, “Lee as Educator Sought to Heal Wounds;” and an Article written by Captain James L.D. Monroe entitled “General Robert E. Lee Covers.”

The file includes excerpts from letters written by Agnes Lee to her friend Lizzie Fuller and Mrs. R.E. Lee concerning Robert E. Lee’s death, as well as “General Lee’s Special Letters,” notes used by Captain Peniston during his talk to the Alumni College at Washington and Lee, July 2006. There are two chapters from two books: “College Days Under General Lee,” chapter 6 of the book, Memories of Four-Score Years by Samuel Hall Chester; “The Lee-White Friendship,” chapter 7 of Old Zeus: Life and Letters of James J. White.

Finally, the file includes remarks on Robert E. Lee made at Kiwanis by Capt. Robert Peniston, an essay entitled “Lee at Appomattox,” photocopies of two sketches by Robert E. Lee of soldiers in the Mexican Army sent home to his children, a copy of an endorsement of young Robert E. Lee from William B. Leary, his teacher in Alexandria, and a program and flier of the memorial observance of Lee given by the Liberty Hall Volunteers re-enactment group and Washington and Lee Alumni.

Eight items added to file.

Program, Robert E. Lee Week, August 22-26, 1932, The Greenbrier and Cottages, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

"A Tribute to General Robert E. Lee," by Dr. Julian C. Brown (1856-1904).

An Interview with General Robert E. Lee by John Leyburn. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. May to October 1885.

The Hardy Heritage by Harold D. Garber, Moorefield (WV) Examiner, January 2010.

Death of Gen. R. E. Lee, The Virginia Gazette, October 14, 1870.

A Dream of Robert E. Lee Comes True, by Virgil C. Jones, The United States Publisher, September 1928.

LEE, The Photographic History of the Civil War.

"Cache," Autumn Song, by Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln.


  • Creation: 1700 - 2018


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This collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 12 Linear Feet

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