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Box 7

 Container

Contains 10 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences , 1865-12-18 - 1865-12-23

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 24
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: 1865-12-18 - 1865-12-23

B. F. Blakeney & Co. to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-18

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 24
Overview Blakeney and Company wrote to Lee offering him several pens. They hoped that professors and students of Washington College would purchase the pens.
Dates: 1865-12-18

William R. Howard to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-19

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 24
Overview William R. Howard wrote that John H. Folling, a butcher, sent “a half barrel containing a few tongues and a sliced Round for your Christmas dinner.”
Dates: 1865-12-19

Washington College Information Request from S. G. Davis , 1865-12-22

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 24
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: 1865-12-22

B. H. Jones to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-18

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 24
Overview B. H. Jones, a Confederate Colonel with the 60th Virginia Infantry, wrote to Lee to express his admiration and respect for him.
Dates: 1865-12-18

Reverend Alexander B. Grosart to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-22

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 24
Overview The reverend wrote to inform Lee that the congregation of Princes Road United Presbyterian Church in Liverpool, United Kingdom had purchased a new edition of the English bible for Lee.
Dates: 1865-12-22

G. W. Alexander to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-18

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 24
Overview Alexander, a Confederate veteran, wrote to Lee inquiring about securing the rights to sell his history of the war in several states. He was writing on behalf of a Mr. Burns and a Mr. van Allen.
Dates: 1865-12-18

Samuel Burns & Co. to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-19

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 24
Overview Samuel Burns & Co. wrote to Lee about selling or publishing his history of the war in several Midwestern states. Signed by J. L. Hempstead.
Dates: 1865-12-19

Washington College Information Request from A. W. McCoy, 1865-12-18

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 24
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. McCoy wrote on behalf of his son, a 21 year old Confederate veteran who had defended Richmond and Petersburg before being captured shortly after their...
Dates: 1865-12-18

A. L. Stith to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-23

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 24
Overview Stith wrote to Lee to inform him that his son will be arriving in Lexington for the winter term.
Dates: 1865-12-23