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Box 7

 Container

Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1865-10-29 - 1865-10-31

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 14
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: 1865-10-29 - 1865-10-31

Washington College Catalogue Request from Volny E. Ogle, 1865-10-29

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 14
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: 1865-10-29

Attorney James W. Green to Robert E. Lee with Court of Conciliation Summon, 1865-10-30

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 14
Overview Green wrote to Lee to inform him on the details of a summons to the Court of Conciliation in Richmond. Mr. Green wrote that in August of 1862, while General Pope’s Army was retreating, Lee had stayed several nights at a home in between Brandy Station and Culpeper Courthouse. The home had been owned by a Mr. Wise, who supposedly sold it to Mr. Smith. It was in contention that Mr. Smith ever owned the home since Mr. Wise had since passed away. According to Smith, he owned the home and met Lee...
Dates: 1865-10-30

N. L. McCready & Co to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-31

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 14
Overview N.L. McCready and Co wrote to Lee to inform of the state of his missing baggage that had been sent from Texas in 1861. Since then the baggage had come into the possession of U.S. Marshall Robert Murray. Murray informed McCready that the goods “were nearly all gone having been taken by parties from time to time as mementoes.” All that was left was the silver, which Murray had been sure to save.
Dates: 1865-10-31

Washington College Circular Request from A.C. Niven, 1865-10-31

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 14
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. Archibald C. Niven, a New York politician, had visited Lexington several weeks prior and had the opportunity to meet Lee. He included in his letter an...
Dates: 1865-10-31

Washington College Circular Request from Ulysses Schoolfield, 1865-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 14
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

Washington College Information Request for Frank W. Nelson, 1865-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 14
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. Frank W. Nelson’s mother wrote to Lee for him. Frank was a confederate veteran Co. A, 56 Regiment Hunter’s Brigade Pickett’s Division. He joined the Army at...
Dates: 1865-10