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Box 7

 Container

Contains 12 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1865-11-07 - 1865-11-10

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 16
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: 1865-11-07 - 1865-11-10

Robert B. Hunt to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-07

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 16
Overview Hunt writes to inform Lee that he is sending his son, Milton B. Hunt, to Washington College.
Dates: 1865-11-07

Christopher Memminger to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-7

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 16
Overview Memminger, who served as Secretary of the Confederate Treasury until 1864, wrote to Robert E. Lee to wish good will on him in his new position as president of Washington College. At the time, Memminger was still residing in his summer home in Flat Rock, North Carolina, which later became Carl Sandburg’s home.
Dates: 1865-11-7

Maddie Thompson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-08

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 16
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: 1865-11-08

Washington College Information Request from John Rowzer Green, 1865-11-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 16
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. John Rowzer Green wrote on behalf of his son, Lucius Peyton Green, a Kentucky native and Confederate veteran.
Dates: 1865-11-09

Washington College Circular Request from G.A. Thompson, 1865-11-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 16
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: 1865-11-09

Washington College Information Request from W.F.R Jordan, 1865-11-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 16
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: 1865-11-09

Washington College Information Request from William W. Taylor, 1865-11-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 16
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: 1865-11-10

Washington College Catalogue Request from Walter S. Gordon, 1865-11-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 16
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: 1865-11-10

C.B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 16
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: 1865-11-10