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Box 7

 Container

Contains 9 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1866-01-08 - 1866-01-09

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 28
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: 1866-01-08 - 1866-01-09

I. L. Campbell to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-08

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
Overview Campbell wrote to Lee with a description of the Kentucky State School system as established in 1848.
Dates: 1866-01-08

David S. G. Cabell to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-08

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
Overview Lee, along with the Washington College Board of Trustees, petitioned the Virginia State Legislature for a portion of a land grant. Lee had sent the petition to Cabell, of the Virginia State Senate, who wrote this letter in response. Cabell introduced the petition to the Senate and informed Lee that it was currently in the Committee on Public Institutions.
Dates: 1866-01-08

Mary Anna Morrison Jackson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
Overview Mrs. Thomas J. Jackson wrote to Lee to ask that he review Robert Lewis Dabney’s biography of Stonewall Jackson and point out any mistakes or inaccuracies within it.
Dates: 1866-01-09

Washington College Information Request from John L. Divine, 1866-01-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
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: 1866-01-09

Washington College Information Request from John R. Green, 1866-01-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
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. Green wrote this letter to serve as a letter of introduction for Lucius Peyton, a 20 year old Confederate veteran, whom Green was sending to Washington...
Dates: 1866-01-09

Townsend Warde to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
Overview A Pennsylvanian, Thomas B. Wilson, had a large collection of books relevant to the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. After his death the collection was passed to his brother who wished to give a large amount of the books to a Southern institution. Warde wrote on behalf of Wilson to determine the state of Washington College. He wanted to ensure that the institution would not fail, but last into the future.
Dates: 1866-01-09

Lancaster & Co to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
Overview Lee was attempting to collect four and half years interest on stock in the Ohio Pennsylvania Railroad Company. This letter stated that he would have to apply through the State Treasurer in Columbus to receive the interest.
Dates: 1866-01-09

Washington College Information Request from R. J. May, 1866-01-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
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: 1866-01-09