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Box 7

 Container

Contains 12 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1866-1-18 - 1866-01-20

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 31
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: 1866-1-18 - 1866-01-20

E. C. Middleton to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-18

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 31
Overview E.C. Middleton, an oil portrait artist, wrote to Lee asking for a photograph so that he could paint a portrait of Lee.
Dates: 1866-01-18

Washington College Circular Request from David J. Wilson, 1866-01-18

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 31
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: 1866-01-18

A. C. Niven to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-19

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 31
Overview Archibald C. Niven, a Democrat politician and former U. S. Congressman from New York, wrote to Lee to inform him the he was having the publications of Congress’s committee “on the conduct of the war” sent to Lee in Lexington. Niven mentioned that he would be willing to donate to the Stonewall Brigade’s proposed memorial to Stonewall Jackson.
Dates: 1866-01-19

L. H. Kendrick to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-20

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 31
Overview Kendrick wrote this as a letter of introduction for J. Shelby Barrow, grandson of Washington Barrow. Kendrick included the tuition payment for Washington College with the letter.
Dates: 1866-01-20

Philanthropic Society of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-20

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 31
Overview The Philanthropic Society of the University of North Carolina invited Lee to deliver the “annual address before the two Literary Societies of the University at their Commencement in June of next.” Signed by A. H. Smith, W. S. Guthrie and W. A. S. Burgwyn.
Dates: 1866-01-20

David Lowry Swain, 1866-01-23

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 31
Overview David Lowry Swain, the President of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, wrote to Robert E. Lee on behalf of the University's Philanthropic Society, to request that he give an address in June.
Dates: 1866-01-23

William Brown to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-20

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 31
Overview Brown requested that Lee return Robert Lewis Dabney’s manuscript on Stonewall Jackson.
Dates: 1866-01-20

E. J. Quirk to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-20

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 31
Overview Quirk had worked under Lee on the Mississippi River. He wrote to send Lee a copy of a newspaper clipping that he had had published in 1863 to defend Lee against slander claims about his treatment of slaves.
Dates: 1866-01-20