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Box 7A

 Container

Contains 146 Collections and/or Records:

American Publishing Company to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-15

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 47
Scope and Contents This letter to R. E. Lee was written by S. S. Scranton and J. B. Burr from the American Publishing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. They write to inquire on Lee's status in writing his history of the war, and continue to express interest in negotiating a publishing contract.
Dates: 1866-03-15

Emma Willard to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-15

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 47
Scope and Contents This letter was written by American educator Emma Willard on March 15, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Willard introduces herself and explains that she is a writer of history and has followed Lee's career through the war. She expresses her wish to establish contact with various generals, including Lee, to record their views of experiences for an upcoming school history book on the topic.
Dates: 1866-03-15

W. Scott Glore to Robert E. Lee

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 47
Scope and Contents This letter was written by W. Scott Glore from Louisville, Kentucky to Robert E. Lee. Glore offers to pay for $1000 of the publication costs of Lee's proposed book on his campaigns during the American Civil War.
Dates: 1866-03-15

P. T. Moore to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-15

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 47
Scope and Contents This letter was written by P. T. Moore from Richmond, Virginia to Robert E. Lee. Moore explains that his friend from the British Parliament has requested an autographed photograph and he inquires about a potential faculty position in Agriculture or Geology at Washington College for Dr. Thomas Antisell.
Dates: 1866-03-15

Fanny Bain to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-18

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 48
Scope and Contents This letter was sent to Robert E. Lee from "Fanny" Bain, a corresponding secretary of the Eunomian Literary Society at the Masonic College at La Grange, KY. The society offers Lee honorary membership if he would send a letter of acceptance and make a contribution to the Literary Gems paper.
Dates: 1866-03-18

W. S. Neal to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-03

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 43
Scope and Contents This letter was written by W. S. Neal on behalf of the Jefferson Davis Society of the Stonewall Institute from Perry County, Alabama on March 3, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter explains the society's purpose and goals, while praising southern ideals. It then invites and requests Lee to become a member of the society.
Dates: 1866-03-03

Abner Johnson Leavenworth to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-27

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Reverend Abner Johnson Leavenworth, writing as secretary of the Teachers' Association of Virginia. He asks Lee to address the organization's anniversary meeting in July 1866 about acceptance and education of Virginia's formerly enslaved people. Lee noted on the reverse of the Letter that he declined the invitation to speak.
Dates: 1866-03-27

Charles W. Cole to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-28

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Charles W. Cole. Originally this letter was given to Lee with two books, "Rollin's Belles Lettres" and "The Letters of Cicero" that came from his home in Arlington. This letter is an explanation for how Cole obtained them and why he is giving them back.
Dates: 1866-03-28

R. G. Williams to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-31

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents This letter to Robert E. Lee comes from R. G. Williams. In this letter he reminds Lee about a hat he agreed to last December. This letter came with the hat when it was finally finished in March of 1866.
Dates: 1866-03-31

Wilmer McLean to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-02

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 51
Scope and Contents This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Wilmer McLean. McLean asks Lee if he would come back to Appamatox to have a photograph of him taken in the room where he surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant a year before.
Dates: 1866-04-02