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Box 7

 Container

Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1865-12-29 - 1865-12-30

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 26
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: 1865-12-29 - 1865-12-30

J. D. B. De Bow to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-29

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 26
Overview James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow, known for De Bow’s review, a widely circulated southern magazine, offered to send Lee a copy of his review.
Dates: 1865-12-29

Washington College Information Request from Cazneau McLeod, 1865-12-29

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 26
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. McLeod’s uncle, G. B. Lamar, had written to Lee on his behalf about the same matter in November. McLeod was the son of the late Colonel Hugh McLeod, a West...
Dates: 1865-12-29

Washington College Catalogue Request from C. B. Moore, 1865-12-29

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 26
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: 1865-12-29

George A. Chase to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-30

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 26
Overview Chase wrote this letter to Robert E. Lee asking him to forward an accompanying letter to “Mr. Stuart”, whom he did not know the whereabouts of. New York Jan 5th 1866 Dr Sir Please find enclosed receipt from Express Co. for package containing Carlyle’s, Frederick the Great (5 Vols) -I have today put into hands of the publisher (Blelock & Co) the matter of Dr Dabneys Life of Genl T. J. Jackson. It is published for the benefit of the widow and the publishers and our friends here...
Dates: 1865-12-30

T. M. Niven to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-30

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 26
Overview Niven had visited Lee in October with Robert Lewis Dabney, the author of Stonewall Jackson’s recently published biography. He informed Lee that he was sending a copy of “History of Frederick the Great” by Thomas Carlyle.
Dates: 1865-12-30

J. H. Harrison to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-30

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 26
Overview A measurement was taken of Lee’s foot for a shoe company in Richmond. The letter delivering that information was lost and Harrison asked to take the measurement again.
Dates: 1865-12-30