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Box 7

 Container

Contains 10 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1865-11-15 - 1865-11-21

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 18
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: 1865-11-15 - 1865-11-21

Charles Carter Lee to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-15

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
Overview In this letter Charles Carter Lee discusses a photograph of their father, Henry “Light-horse Harry” Lee. The brothers were pursuing an appropriate photo of their father for a new edition of Henry Lee’s memoirs. At the end, Charles Carter writes “I hear that students are flocking up to Washington College which I am glad of, for it makes me hope that under your auspices the bequest of its great and good founder will be a source of great benefit to our dear old state.”
Dates: 1865-11-15

W.C. Rencher to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-15

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
Overview Rencher, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Dialectic Society, wrote to Lee to inform him of their intention to create a museum of the Confederacy and its cause. Rencher asks Lee to donate an item to the museum. An appeal from the society is included.
Dates: 1865-11-15

John H Gregg to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-16

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
Overview Gregg’s son purchased a ring and breast pin off of a Union soldier during the war. They have reason to believe that the jewelry belonged to Lee or a family member and Gregg hopes to return it.
Dates: 1865-11-16

Washington College Information Request from W.W. Woodruff, 1865-11-17

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
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: 1865-11-17

J.D. Imboden to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-20

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
Overview John D. Imboden, Washington College alumnus, member of the Virginia General Assembly House of Delegates, and Confederate General during the Civil War, wrote to Robert E. Lee asking him to write a reference letter for Colonel T. M. R. Talcott. Imboden served as a member of the board for the National Express and Transportation Company, where Talcott was being considered for the position of cashier.
Dates: 1865-11-20

James Henry Lane to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-20

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
Overview Lane applied for a job with the National Express Company and wrote to Robert E. Lee to ask that he write a letter of recommendation on his behalf.
Dates: 1865-11-20

H. Edwin Tremain to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-20

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
Overview H. Edwin Tremain, who served as a Brevet Colonel for the Union Army, wrote to Robert E. Lee to inquire which Army of Northern Virginia cavalry units participated “in operations against General Sheridan at Appomattox Court House.”
Dates: 1865-11-20

R.S. Rudd to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-21

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
Overview The Lynchburg Calliopean Literary Society elected Lee as an honorary member. R.S. Rudd wrote Lee to inform him of this.
Dates: 1865-11-21

William Henry Fitzhugh Lee to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-21

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 18
Overview W.H.F. Lee sought to lease his property, White House Plantation, to a Scotsman. He had written earlier to his father to ask his permission and again wrote to him explaining the details of the transaction.
Dates: 1865-11-21