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Box 7

 Container

Contains 14 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences , 1865-11-22 - 1865-11-27

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 19
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: 1865-11-22 - 1865-11-27

Mrs. Robert P. Dodge to Robert E Lee, 1865-11-22

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 19
Overview Mrs. Robert P. Dodge wrote to Lee to recommend Professor W. L. Roe for a position as a French Teacher at Washington College. Dodge wrote that Roe was very kind to the Confederate POWs at Elmira Prison.
Dates: 1865-11-22

Washington College Information Request from Eugene H. Levy, 1865-11-22

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 19
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. Levy, a Confederate veteran that served with the Army of Northern Virginia, wrote on behalf of his brother.
Dates: 1865-11-22

Washington College Information Request from William A. L. Stith, 1865-11-22

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 19
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. Stith wrote on behalf of his son and claimed that he “is the last link of the lineal descendants of William Stith the Historian of Virginia.”
Dates: 1865-11-22

Washington College Information Request from A. Hamilton, 1865-11-23

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 19
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: 1865-11-23

C. A. McCauley to Robert E. Lee , 1865-11-24

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 19
Overview The Ciceronean Society of Roanoke College elected Robert E. Lee as an honorary member. McCauley wrote to inform him of this.
Dates: 1865-11-24

Thomas Potts to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-24

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 19
Overview Potts wrote to Lee offering to send him his copies of “Operations of the Army of Northern Va from June 1862; to Dec 13: of same year.” Potts hoped they would help Lee as he compiled his memoir.
Dates: 1865-11-24

Charles M. Stieff to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-24

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 19
Overview Charles M. Stieff was a German immigrant who came to the Baltimore in 1842. He began a business importing German pianos for sale in Baltimore and eventually began building his own high quality pianos. His two sons eventually joined the business. Stieff’s company donated a piano to help furnish Robert E. Lee’s new home. In this letter, Charles M. Stieff thanks Lee for his “favorable opinion” of the piano.
Dates: 1865-11-24

John Brown Baldwin to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-25

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 19
Overview Baldwin, a Confederate Congressman and member of the Virginia House of Delegates, wrote this letter in reply to Lee. Lee had been wondering about an act of Congress, likely the Morril Act of 1862, which allowed for the creation of land grant colleges. Baldwin wrote about the act in relation to Virginia’s rebellion and Washington College.
Dates: 1865-11-25

Robert H. Barrow to Robert E. Lee, 1865-11-27

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 19
Overview Robert H. Barrow wrote this letter to accompany his son, Charles M. Barrow, as a letter of introduction. Charles Barrow travelled to Lexington, Virginia to enroll in Washington College.
Dates: 1865-11-27