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Thomas McAdory Owen Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0093

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters to and from Owen in connection with his efforts to compile a Robert E. Lee bibliography, several Lee family letters, pictorial representations of the Lees, speeches, and clippings.


  • Creation: 1864-1920
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1912-1920


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.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas McAdory Owen was the first director of the Alabama Department of Archives as well as an editor, bibliographer and Robert E. Lee enthusiast.


1.0 Linear Feet (two document boxes)

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Separated Materials

Nine items are housed in Oversize drawer 27 including several broadsides related to Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy and a certificate naming Owen an honorary member of the Tennesse Historical Society.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (2/25/2003)

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA