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Box 7

 Container

Contains 11 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences , 1865-12-01 - 1865-12-04

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
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: 1865-12-01 - 1865-12-04

Thomas Matthews to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-01

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
Overview Matthews wrote to Lee about the history of the war that Lee was compiling. He wished to be a sales agent for the book in Eastern North Carolina.
Dates: 1865-12-01

Washington College Catalogue Request from W. M. Shaw, 1865-12-02

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
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: 1865-12-02

Washington College Circular Request from Charles J. Baker, 1865-12-02

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
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. Baker wrote on behalf of his son.
Dates: 1865-12-02

Charles Carter Lee to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-03

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
Overview Charles Carter Lee, Robert E. Lee’s brother, wrote to him to discuss the publishing of the new edition of their father’s memoirs. Charles Carter Lee urged his brother to finish his history of the war sooner rather than later and offered to help him with the publishing. He asked that he send him a circular for Washington College because he was debating whether to send his son their or to Virginia Military Institute.
Dates: 1865-12-03

Sampson Low & Company to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-03

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
Overview Sampson Low, Son & Marston offered to publish Lee’s history of the war in England. They wrote that a new precedent was recently set so that if he were to publish it in Canada they would be able to publish it in England as if he were a British citizen.
Dates: 1865-12-03

Churchill J. Gibson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-04

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
Overview Reverend Churchill Jones Gibson, founder and reverend of Grace Episcopal Church in Petersburg, Virginia, wrote to Robert E. Lee to update him about a Mrs. Castlemen and her five children. Gibson mentioned that his brother in law, Reverend Joseph M. Atkinson had applied for the Chair of Mental and Moral Philosophy at Washington College.
Dates: 1865-12-04

Washington College Circular Request from H. H. Gratz, 1865-12-04

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
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. H. H. Gatz of Kentucky wrote that he would like to publish Washington College’s prospectus, because there had been much inquiry about the school.
Dates: 1865-12-04

C. J. Jordan & Sons to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-04

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 21
Overview C.J. Jordan and Sons wrote to Lee to inquire about distributing his history of the Civil War in Canada after it was published.
Dates: 1865-12-04