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Box 7

 Container

Contains 325 Collections and/or Records:

Washington College Catalogue Request to Custis Lee from Maj. G. A. Swarzman on behalf of John O. Reid, 1865-10-02

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9
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. With a note from J. G. Coldwell.
Dates: 1865-10-02

C.B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-03

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9
Overview In 1865, shortly after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee was approached in Richmond by C.B. Richardson of the University Publishing Company of New York. No contract was signed, but the two came to an informal agreement whereby University Publishing Company would have publication privileges if Lee completed a manuscript. For the next five years the two kept up correspondence, with Lee often requesting materials that Richardson would then search out and furnish for him.
Dates: 1865-10-03

Washington College Catalogue Request from D. Hansbrough to John W. Brockenbrough, 1865-10-04

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9
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. This catalogue request was written to Judge John W. Brockenbrough from a Mississippi father who lost two of his three sons in the war. The father intends...
Dates: 1865-10-04

Washington College Catalogue request from A. A. McKethan to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-04

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9
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: 1865-10-04

Joseph L. Topham to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-04

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9
Overview Joseph L. Topham represented a northern publishing company wishing to purchase copyright privileges for Robert E. Lee's history of the war. Topham seeks an interview with Lee to discuss terms. In a previous letter to Lee on the same subject, Topham wrote that he represented "the largest book publishing house in America" and offered Lee $50,000 to write a manuscript.
Dates: 1865-10-04

W.H. MacFarland to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-06

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9
Overview W.H. MacFarland wrote to Lee to tell him of a letter from Reverdy Johnson stating that it is not likely that Lee will be tried. Reverdy Johnson was a statesman and jurist from Maryland. He gained fame as a defense attorney, defending notables such as Sanford of the Dred Scott case, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter at his court-martial, and Mary Surratt, alleged conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. MacFarland was a Virginia politician.
Dates: 1865-10-06

Washington College Circular Request from Alexander Walker to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-08

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9
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: 1865-10-08

Charles Marshall to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-06

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9
Overview Colonel Charles Marshall, who served as an aide de camp, assistant adjutant general and military secretary to Gen. Robert E. Lee during the Civil War, wrote to Lee to respond to a request for information concerning certain campaigns during the war. The lengthy letter mostly discusses army strength, casualties, and desertions for several battles, including Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Rappahannock station. He discusses General Longstreet, General Jackson, General Hood,...
Dates: 1865-10-06

Correspondences, 1865-10-09 - 1865-10-12

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 10
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: 1865-10-09 - 1865-10-12

Washington College Information request from Benjamin H. Keyser, 1865-10-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 10
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. Benjamin Keyser joined the Confederate Army when he was 16, served until the end of the war, and now at the age of 20 wishes to resume his studies. He wrote...
Dates: 1865-10-09