Letter from James Jones White to James Chesnut
Scope and Contents
Two weeks after the death of Washington College President Robert E. Lee, Professor J.J. White acknowledges receipt of James Chesnut's submission to the Camden Journal of his recollections of Robert E. Lee. J.J. White also describes a newly formed Soldier's Association with the purpose of memorializing Robert E. Lee. White mentions that Mrs. Lee has said she will provide a design for the tomb. Enclosed in the letter are pressed flowers from Robert E. Lee's funeral bier, which were a gift to Mary Boykin Chesnut, wife of James Chesnut.
- Creation: 1870-10-26
- White, James J. (James Jones) (Correspondent, Person)
- Chesnut, James, 1815-1885 (Correspondent, Person)
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This collection is housed in the same box as WLU Coll. 0530, WLU Coll. 0531, and WLU Coll. 0532.
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