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Box 7

 Container

Contains 13 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences , 1865-10-18 - 1865-10-23

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865 -...
Dates: 1865-10-18 - 1865-10-23

T. S. Barton to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-18

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview Mr. T. S. Barton wrote to Lee from New York to inform him of the whereabouts of his baggage. The baggage was "consigned to McCready, Mitt & Co - now N.S. Macready & Co" but, it "had been seized by the U.S. Marshall.” According to Barton, Mr. McCready believes he can get it back from the Marshall if Lee visits.
Dates: 1865-10-18

Washington College Circular Request from Edmond Tolson, 1865-10-19

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview Upon Robert E. Lee assuming the position of president of Washington College, the college received a great deal of attention from southerners and northerners alike. Prospective students of the college or their parents would write to Robert E. Lee in order to request a Washington College catalogue, admission to the school or more information.
Dates: 1865-10-19

Washington College Circular Request from William T. Joynes, 1865-10-19

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview Upon Robert E. Lee assuming the position of president of Washington College, the college received a great deal of attention from southerners and northerners alike. Prospective students of the college or their parents would write to Robert E. Lee in order to request a Washington College catalogue, admission to the school or more information.
Dates: 1865-10-19

W. W. Keen to Robert E. Lee and Washington College Faculty, 1865-10-19

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview W.W. Keen writes to Robert E. Lee and the faculty of Washington College to inform them that he is sending his two son Charles B. Keen and W. W. Keen, Jr. to Washington College.
Dates: 1865-10-19

Mrs. Thomas J. Jackson (Mary Anna Morrison Jackson) to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-20

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview Mrs. Jackson sent Robert E. Lee the recently completed biography “The Life of General Jackson” (The Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson) by Robert Lewis Dabney. She informed him that the second volume was still in manuscript, but wished that he would give his opinion of the book and to know if he thought it worthy of being published.
Dates: 1865-10-20

Washington College Circular Request from Joe W. Gordon, 1865-10-21

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview Upon Robert E. Lee assuming the position of president of Washington College, the college received a great deal of attention from southerners and northerners alike. Prospective students of the college or their parents would write to Robert E. Lee in order to request a Washington College catalogue, admission to the school or more information.
Dates: 1865-10-21

Warren & Co. to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-23

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview A representative of Warren & Co. wrote to Lee requesting a portrait or photograph with descriptions of Lee in order to create an oil painting of him. Lee declined.
Dates: 1865-10-23

Bloodford Beebe to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-23

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview Bloodford Beebe wrote to Robert E. Lee to request that he visit New York as a representative of Virginia. Beebe writes "that the day will come when to have seen General Lee will be a memory of mingled pleasure and pride."
Dates: 1865-10-23

Washington College Circular Request from Bishop Henry C. Say, 1865-10-23

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview Upon Robert E. Lee assuming the position of president of Washington College, the college received a great deal of attention from southerners and northerners alike. Prospective students of the college or their parents would write to Robert E. Lee in order to request a Washington College catalogue, admission to the school or more information.
Dates: 1865-10-23