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Box 7

 Container

Contains 325 Results:

Townsend Warde to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
Abstract

A Pennsylvanian, Thomas B. Wilson, had a large collection of books relevant to the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. After his death the collection was passed to his brother who wished to give a large amount of the books to a Southern institution. Warde wrote on behalf of Wilson to determine the state of Washington College. He wanted to ensure that the institution would not fail, but last into the future.

Dates: 1866-01-09

Lancaster & Co to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
Abstract

Lee was attempting to collect four and half years interest on stock in the Ohio Pennsylvania Railroad Company. This letter stated that he would have to apply through the State Treasurer in Columbus to receive the interest.

Dates: 1866-01-09

Washington College Information Request from R. J. May, 1866-01-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
Abstract

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: 1866-01-09

Correspondences, 1866-01-10 - 1866-01-11

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 29
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: 1866-01-10 - 1866-01-11

Washington College Information Request from W. F. Booker, 1866-01-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 29
Abstract

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: 1866-01-10

Washington College Catalogue Request from W. M. Campbell, 1866-01-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 29
Abstract

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: 1866-01-10

Washington College Information Request from L. A. Johnson, 1866-01-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 29
Abstract

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. Johnson wrote on behalf of his son, a Confederate veteran wounded in Tupelo Mississippi who was currently attending Emory and Henry.

Dates: 1866-01-10

Washington College Information Request from L. B. Freeman, 1866-01-11

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 29
Abstract

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: 1866-01-11

William A. Obenchain to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-05

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
Abstract

Captain William A. Obenchain, an alumnus of Virginia Military Institute and Confederate veteran, wrote to Lee asking for a letter of recommendation.

Dates: 1865-12-05

Alwyn Jameson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-06

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
Abstract

Alwyn Jameson wrote to Robert E. Lee to inform him that he will be entering Washington College the following February.

Dates: 1865-12-06

N. S. McCready & Co to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-06

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
Abstract

N.S. McCready & Co. wrote to Robert E. Lee to inform him that they had just shipped two packages containing the remnants of his baggage that had been taken by Marshall Murray.

Dates: 1865-12-06

Anna Maria (Goldsborough) Fitzhugh to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-07

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
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: 1865-12-07

Richard Sterling to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-07

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
Abstract

“The Life of General Jackson” (The Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson) had recently been completed by Robert Lewis Dabney. Lee and others had been reviewing the manuscript before publication. Richard Sterling wrote to inform Lee that the manuscript did not give Jackson’s birthdate.

Dates: 1865-12-07

Charles H. Dimmock to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-08

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
Abstract

Charles H. Dimmock, Confederate Veteran and engineer responsible for the Dimmock Line fortifications around Petersburg among other things, wrote to Lee to tell him of the pride and joy he felt from receiving a letter from him recently.

Dates: 1865-12-08

Washington College Circular request from A. C. Collier, 1865-12-08

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
Abstract

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: 1865-12-08

Washington College Circular Request from D. E. Johnston and A. A. Chapman, 1865-12-08

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
Abstract

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. The two boys wrote together from Pearisburg, Va.

Dates: 1865-12-08

A. S. Barnes & Company to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
Abstract

A.S. Barnes and Company publishes “school readers” which they are currently updating. They request an article of “appropriate character” of Robert E. Lee to include in the new edition.

Dates: 1865-12-09

J. G. Walker to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-09

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 22
Abstract

John George Walker, a former Confederate General, wrote to Robert E. Lee informing him of his whereabouts in London and his recent business ventures. It was Walker’s intention to start a company in London for the “Development of the resources of the Southern States of North America.”

Dates: 1865-12-09

Correspondences, 1865-12-10 - 1865-12-17

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 23
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: 1865-12-10 - 1865-12-17

George Mason to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-10

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Abstract

George Mason, relative (son or brother) of the Confederate representative to Great Britain, James Murray Mason, had heard that Mrs. Thomas J. Jackson and her children had fallen on hard times. He offered to start a collection and solicit donations for their well-being.

Dates: 1865-12-10

Grace B. Shreve to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-11

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Abstract

Grace B. Shreve wrote this letter to Lee to accompany a Christmas present and to express her admiration for him.

Dates: 1865-12-11

C. B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-11

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1865-12-11

Isaac R. Trimble to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-12

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Abstract

Trimble served as a Confederate general during the war. He was responding to a request from Lee for military records and memories. Trimble offered reports of “the Battle of Hasel River – to the Battle of Cross Keys, the Battle of Slaughter Mountain, & the battle or capture of Manassas Station.” Trimble also offered to make detailed maps of the battlefields.

Dates: 1865-12-12

Louisa Wittschen and others to Robert E. Lee, 1865-12-13

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Abstract

Louisa Wittschen, Mary Bryand, Theodora Cordes, and Amelia Cordes wrote to Lee asking for a token to keep as a memento.

Dates: 1865-12-13

Washington College Circular Request from Isaac E. Hasbrouck, 1865-12-13

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Abstract

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. Hasbrouck was "Teacher of Classics" at Newkark Academy in Newark, New Jersey.

Dates: 1865-12-13