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Box 7

 Container

Contains 10 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1865-09-19 - 1865-09-30

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 8
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: 1865-09-19 - 1865-09-30

Washington College Information Request from F.G. Moorman, 1865-09-19

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 8
Overview Upon assuming the position of president of Washington College, the college received a lot of attention from southerners and northerners alike. Prospective students of the college would write to its President, Robert E. Lee, in order to request a Washington College catalogue, admission to the school or more information.
Dates: 1865-09-19

Washington College Catalogue Request from Francis Gantt, 1865-09-25

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 8
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: 1865-09-25

Jedediah Hotchkiss to Robert E. Lee, 1865-09-25

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 8
Overview Jedediah Hotckiss, renowned Confederate mapmaker, wrote to Robert E. Lee regarding the history of the war that Lee was compiling. Hotchkiss had saved all of his maps of the "battlefields and of the country operated in" and he intended to publish them along with a narrative. In this letter he offers to furnish Lee with any maps that he might want.
Dates: 1865-09-25

Washington College Information request from Mrs. C.T. Nash, 1865-09-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 8
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: 1865-09-26

Application to Washington College from Mary E.C. Gilliam on behalf of Samuel G. Gilliam, 1865-09-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 8
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: 1865-09-26

James Walter Wall to Robert E. Lee, 1865-09-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 8
Overview James Walter Wall was a Democrat United States Senator from New Jersey who served during the Civil War and supported John C. Breckinridge for president. In between his terms as a Senator, Wall was an editor for the New York Daily News, an anti-war publication. In 1861 Wall was arrested and confined as a prisoner of the state in Fort Lafayette. He was released several weeks later after pledging allegiance to the Union. Wall did not know Lee, but wrote to him introducing himself and...
Dates: 1865-09-26

American Publishing Company to Robert E. Lee, 1865-09-26

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 8
Overview The American Publishing Company wrote to Lee offering to publish a history of the war prepared by Lee.
Dates: 1865-09-26

Washington College Information Request from General Ambrose R. Wright on behalf of his son, 1865-09-27

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 8
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: 1865-09-27

Application Request for Washington College from John G. McGriffey on behalf of his brother, 1865-09-30

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 8
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: 1865-09-30