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Box 7A

 Container

Contains 10 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1866-02-04-1866-02-06

 File — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
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: 1866-02-04-1866-02-06

H. B. Magruder to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-04

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written by H. B. Magruder of Greensboro, Alabama on February 4, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter is written on behalf of the Southern University's branch of the Clariosophic Society to Lee, extending to him honorary membership based upon the merit of his actions during the Civil War.
Dates: 1866-02-04

Virginia Railroad Company to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-04

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written on behalf of the Virginia Railroad Company in Richmond, Virginia on February 4, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter was written to Lee to inform him of a bill advocating the railroad's repair and to continue his support of the reconstruction of Virginia's infrastructure. The letter includes the bill itself, a printed prospectus, and assorted newspaper clippings referencing the project.
Dates: 1866-02-04

R. L. Dabney to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-05

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written by R. L. Dabney to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Dabney relayed that Lee's previous letter had been delivered to him safely. He goes on to thank Lee for his advice and describes ways in which he applied it.
Dates: 1866-02-05

George J. Stewart to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-05

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written by George J. Stewart of Madison Station, Virginia on February 5, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Stewart explains that he intends to apply to and attend Washington College for the coming semester. He also explains that he very much desired to attend the school where Lee was president, which led to a mistaken application to Virginia Military Institute where he initially believed Lee was president.
Dates: 1866-02-05

Same Beach Jones to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-05

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Sam Beach Jones of Bridgeton, New Jersey on February 5, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Jones relays that he his sending in tandem a copy of General Patterson's publication, which he would like Lee to look over and potentially give his permission to use Lee's name within.
Dates: 1866-02-05

Charles Marshall to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-05

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Charles Marshall on February 5, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Marshall relays to Lee that his previous letter had been received, and that he is heeding Lee's advice as best he can.
Dates: 1866-02-05

Rathmell Wilson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-06

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Rathwell Wilson in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania on February 6, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Wilson explains that he has recently inherited of a scientific library of books from his late brother, Thomas B. Wilson. He expresses his desire to donate a large portion it to various southern institutions of higher learning. He goes on to express his desire for Washington College to be one of the institutions to benefit from his donation. Included in the letter is a...
Dates: 1866-02-06

C. H. Woodward to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-06

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Major C. H. Woodward of Rockbridge Baths, Virginia on February 6, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Woodward requests a loan from Lee, which he promises to repay in short order.
Dates: 1866-02-06

J. W. Francis to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-06

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written by J. W. Francis on February 6, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Francis explains to Lee that he has in his possession two documents that were taken from Lee's Arlington house during the Civil War by the army stationed on the Potomac. The documents mentioned include a deed dated 1632 and a work on the "Anti-Christian Conspiracy." Francis expresses his desire to return these items to Lee's possession at his earliest convenience.
Dates: 1866-02-06