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Box 7

 Container

Contains 10 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1865-10-24 - 1865-10-28

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 13
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: 1865-10-24 - 1865-10-28

Washington College Information Request from M.C. Nottingham, 1865-10-24

 Collection — Box: 7, Folder: 13
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. Mrs. M.C. Nottingham wrote for her ill husband to request information on Washington College on behalf of their nephew, Alwyn Jameson. Jameson’s father,...
Dates: 1865-10-24

Washington College Circular Request from Thomas Ogier, 1865-10-24

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 13
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. Ogier also wishes for a photograph of Lee. Although from Pennsylvania, Ogier wrote that he fought under General Beauregard.
Dates: 1865-10-24

Vance & Bros to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-24

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 13
Overview Vance & Brothers are responding to a letter from Lee. They wrote in regards to baggage that was forwarded to Lee in 1861.
Dates: 1865-10-24

Joseph L. Topham to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-25

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 13
Overview Joseph L. Topham represented a Northern publisher wishing to publish a history of the war written by Robert E. Lee. Topham had written Lee several times before asking for an interview. This letter was in response to Lee informing him that he had already made an arrangement with a Mr. Richardson. Topham wrote that he will be coming to Lexington and would like an interview.
Dates: 1865-10-25

Washington College Circular Request from C. Fred Tucker, 1865-10-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 13
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: 1865-10-26

C.B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 13
Overview In 1865, shortly after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee was approached in Richmond by C.B. Richardson of the University Publishing Company of New York. No contract was signed, but the two came to an informal agreement whereby University Publishing Company would have publication privileges if Lee completed a manuscript. For the next five years the two kept up correspondence, with Lee often requesting materials that Richardson would then search out and furnish for...
Dates: 1865-10-26

D. Appleton & Co. to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-28

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 13
Overview D. Appleton and Co of New York wished to publish Lee’s history of the war and wrote for more information.
Dates: 1865-10-28

E. Lancheau to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-28

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 13
Overview Lancheau wrote to inform Lee that he is sending his youngest son, George, to Washington College. He sends George with his elder brother.
Dates: 1865-10-28

C. B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-28

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 13
Overview In 1865, shortly after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee was approached in Richmond by C.B. Richardson of the University Publishing Company of New York. No contract was signed, but the two came to an informal agreement whereby University Publishing Company would have publication privileges if Lee completed a manuscript. For the next five years the two kept up correspondence, with Lee often requesting materials that Richardson would then search out and furnish for...
Dates: 1865-10-28