Robert E. Lee Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865 - 1870. Adminstrative papers, such as President's Reports, etc..., from Robert E. Lee's presidency of the school may be found within the W&L University Archives. Please contact W&L Special Collections for information regarding the University Archives.
- Creation: Inclusive 1792-1935
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1833 - 1870
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.
24 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
- Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.) -- Robert E. Lee (Organization)
- Washington College (Lexington, Va.) (Organization)
- Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script