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Box 7

 Container

Contains 11 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1865-12-10 - 1865-12-17

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 23
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: 1865-12-10 - 1865-12-17

George Mason to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Overview George Mason, relative (son or brother) of the Confederate representative to Great Britain, James Murray Mason, had heard that Mrs. Thomas J. Jackson and her children had fallen on hard times. He offered to start a collection and solicit donations for their well-being.
Dates: 1865-12-10

Grace B. Shreve to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-11

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Overview Grace B. Shreve wrote this letter to Lee to accompany a Christmas present and to express her admiration for him.
Dates: 1865-12-11

C. B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-11

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
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: 1865-12-11

Isaac R. Trimble to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-12

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Overview Trimble served as a Confederate general during the war. He was responding to a request from Lee for military records and memories. Trimble offered reports of “the Battle of Hasel River – to the Battle of Cross Keys, the Battle of Slaughter Mountain, & the battle or capture of Manassas Station.” Trimble also offered to make detailed maps of the battlefields.
Dates: 1865-12-12

Louisa Wittschen and others to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-13

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Overview Louisa Wittschen, Mary Bryand, Theodora Cordes, and Amelia Cordes wrote to Lee asking for a token to keep as a memento.
Dates: 1865-12-13

Washington College Circular Request from Isaac E. Hasbrouck, 1865-12-13

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
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. Hasbrouck was "Teacher of Classics" at Newkark Academy in Newark, New Jersey.
Dates: 1865-12-13

Washington College Information Request from James B. Newman, 1865-12-15

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
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: 1865-12-15