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Box 7

 Container

Contains 12 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1865-09-05 - 1865-09-18

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 7
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: 1865-09-05 - 1865-09-18

W. S. William & Co. to Robert E. Lee, 1865-09-05

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 7
Overview W.S. William and Co. wrote to Lee offering to publish a history of the war prepared by Lee.
Dates: 1865-09-05

Alfred Edmund Burr to Robert E. Lee, 1865-09-06

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 7
Overview Alfred Edmund Burr, publisher of the Hartford Daily Times, wrote this letter of recommendation for W. S. William and Co. which was seeking a contract with Lee for the publication of a history of the war.
Dates: 1865-09-06

William Mahone to Robert E. Lee, 1865-09-06

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 7
Overview William Mahone, a major general in the Confederate Army widely known for his contributions at the Battle of Petersburg, responded to a letter from Lee written earlier that summer. It appears that Lee was in search of documents from the campaign of 1864. Mahone writes that he believes his records of the campaign are in the hands of "Federal Authority."
Dates: 1865-09-06

C. B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-09-07

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 7
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: 1865-09-07

Fitzhugh Lee to Robert E. Lee (Copy), 1865-09-07

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 7
Overview Fitzhugh Lee, nephew to Robert E. Lee, wrote to Robert E. Lee on September 7, 1865. The letter is casual, discussing mostly comings and goings of family and friends. Fitzhugh urges Robert E. Lee to write a history of the war, so that textbooks written by northerners would not be the sole story of the conflict.
Dates: 1865-09-07

Washington College Catalogue Request from Thomas A. Ware, 1865-09-11

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 7
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 would write to Robert E. Lee in order to request a Washington College catalogue, admission to the school or more information.
Dates: 1865-09-11

William Fanning Wickham to Robert E. Lee, 1865-09-12

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 7
Overview Wickham, the father of Confederate general Williams Carter Wickham, wrote to Robert E. Lee to relay his satisfaction that Lee accepted the presidency of Washington College. Wickham's grandson, Henry Taylor Wickham was to attend Washington College. Wickham asked that Lee keep a watchful eye on Henry and give him advice as needed. Wickham also urged Lee to write a history of the war.
Dates: 1865-09-12

Philip Stanhope Worsley to Edward Lee Childe, 1865-09-15

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 7
Overview British Author P.S. Worsley wrote to Lee's nephew and Worsley's companion, Edward Lee Childe. The letter indicates that Worsley was a great admirer of Robert E. Lee and Childe had recently sent him a photograph of the general. Worsley writes that he intends to dedicate a book to Childe and through Childe to Robert E. Lee himself. A note written on the back of the letter indicates that the book was a translation of the Iliad. Worsley died before the translation could be finished.
Dates: 1865-09-15