George Washington Custis Lee papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of George Washington Custis Lee's correspondence, commission as major general, recollections collected by Greenlee Letcher, a copy of his will, transcripts of his letters, and a paper on G.W.C. Lee, possibly written by Letcher.
- Creation: 1875 - 1913
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Biographical / Historical
George Washington Custis Lee was the eldest son of Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Custis Lee. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War. He became president of Washington and Lee University after his father's death in 1870.
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