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Box 7

 Container

Contains 14 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1865-12-25 - 1865-12-27

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 25
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: 1865-12-25 - 1865-12-27

J. Stoddard Johnston to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-25

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 25
Overview J. Stoddard Johnston, a major during the Civil War, wrote to Lee offering to help him with reports and dates. He informed him that he had been compiling information for General Breckinridge on his operations from May 5, 1864 to October 1, 1864, “including the Battle of New Market and the Maryland Campaign.” Johnston wrote that he kept a diary during the war and that he could provide accurate information, including dates. He informed Lee that General Breckinridge was residing in Toronto, Canada...
Dates: 1865-12-25

Washington College Information Request from Mary F. Jarvis, 1865-12-25

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 25
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: 1865-12-25

Mrs. W. H. Polk to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-25

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 25
Overview Mrs. W.H. Palk was in possession of a watch supposedly taken from Arlington during the war and wanted to return it to Robert E. Lee.
Dates: 1865-12-25

William H. Parker to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 25
Overview William Harwar Parker, a U.S. Navy and C.S. Navy veteran and later U.S. Minister to Korea, wrote to Lee to apply for the professorship position of practical astronomy at Washington College.
Dates: 1865-12-26

Thomas J. Hunt to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 25
Overview Hunt had compiled sketches of Northern campaigns from several United States generals. He hoped Lee would provide him the same for Confederate campaigns.
Dates: 1865-12-26

C. B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 25
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: 1865-12-26

S. D. Stuart to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-27

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 25
Overview Stuart wrote to Lee to discuss many matters. He wrote of an interview with Charles Marshall about the reverend’s mission in Baltimore. He also discussed Lee’s position at Washington College. Stuart wrote of the proposed rail road connection through “the valley”. The President of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road donated “$500” to his mission. Stuart hoped Lee could help him to raise more.
Dates: 1865-12-27

Charles Chauncey Burr to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-27

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 25
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: 1865-12-27

Washington College Information Request from L. P. Conner, 1865-12-27

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 25
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. Conner wrote on behalf of his nephew, William C. Conner, an 18 year old Confederate veteran whose father, Major William Conner, died at the Battle of...
Dates: 1865-12-27