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George Washington Custis Lee papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0142

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.

Dates

  • 1875 - 1913

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington & Lee University's 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.

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Lexington VA 24450 USA