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Box 7

 Container

Contains 325 Collections and/or Records:

C. B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-08-04

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 6
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: 1865-08-04

John Letcher to Robert E. Lee, 1865-08-05

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 6
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: 1865-08-05

Washington College Board of Trustees to Robert E. Lee, 1865-08-05

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 6
Overview The letter is written to Robert E. Lee to inform him that the Washington College Board of Trustees unanimously elected him president of the college. It is signed by the board members.
Dates: 1865-08-05

William Nelson Pendleton to Robert E. Lee, 1865-08-05

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 6
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: 1865-08-05

John W. Brockenbrough to Robert E. Lee, 1865-08-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 6
Overview John Brockenbrough writes to Robert E. Lee to implore him to accept the position as President of Washington College. Brockenbrough reminds him that "The educational interests of Virginia, as of all her Southern Sisters, has suffered dreadfully by the war. The University, Va Mil. Institute, Hampden Sydney, and William and Mary College are all crushed and cannot be resuscitated for years to come. Washington College alone possesses an independent endowment and you have only to stretch forth your...
Dates: 1865-08-10

Joseph L. Topham to Robert E. Lee, 1865-08-17

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 6
Overview Joseph L. Topham represented "the largest book publishing house in America." In this letter he offers Lee $50,000 to write "a History of the War or Reminiscences of the War."
Dates: 1865-08-17

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