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Letter from James Jones White to James Chesnut

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0529

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.

Dates

  • 1870-10-26

Creator

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.

Extent

1 Item

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

This collection is housed in the same box as WLU Coll. 0530, WLU Coll. 0531, and WLU Coll. 0532.

Creator

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Repository Details

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

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