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This letter to Robert E. Lee is from John W. Fiwell. Fiwell asks for a circular of Washington College. Fiwell also mentions he is a wounded soldier from Company A of the Fourth Virginia Cavalry.
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.
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Edward Long Hedden. Hedden tells Lee he has received the engraving of Washington and gives his thanks.
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from S. J. Henderson. Henderson and Judge Charles Lewis McConnell have heard Lee plans to write a book on the American Civil War. Henderson and McConnell ask to have publishing agency in Kentucky for Lee's book.
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from the book publisher Sargent, Wilson and Hinkle. This letter asks Lee for his approval of McGuffey Eclectic Readers books on the American Civil War.
Wilmer McLean asks Lee if he would visit Appomattox (Va.) to have a photograph of him taken in the room where he surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant.
This letter to Robert E. Lee comes from Ellen Reily. She asks Lee if he could include her husband in his book on the American Civil War. She includes newspaper clippings, orders, and letters by and about her husband Colonel James Reily.
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Elizabeth (referred to as Lizzie in the letter) Hull. She asks for information about Washington College for her adopted child.
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Algernon Sidney Vigus. Vigus explains that he has acquired Lee family letters removed from the Lee family home at Arlington during the Civil War and that he'd like to return them. Vigus asks to keep one of the letters, to a Custis family member from London in 1728. Vigus ultimately returned the correspondence and Lee honored Vigus' request for the 1728 letter.
McLeavy, a third-year student of Soule University in Texas, wishes to attend Washington College for his fourth year. He also mentions his career in the Confederate Army and some of the classes he has completed at Soule.
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Hezekiah George David (H. G. D.) Brown. Brown wishes to send his son to Washington College. He states that his son served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War and was paroled in Alabama.
Charles Wesley Andrews, an Episcopal minister and acquaintance of Lee, shares that his wife Sarah died in 1863 and includes other family matters. He also requests two autographed photographs of Lee. Andrews includes with the letter a pamphlet that he recently published.
This letter accompanied a report by Brown of the Coal River Navigation Company which he hopes will take interest in minerals found in Virginia.
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Benjamin S. Elliott. Elliott wishes to give Lee a colt sired by horse "Patrick Henry". Included with this letter is a carte de visite photograph of the "Patrick Henry".
Reverend Robert S. Clark asks for the rights to sell Lee's proposed history of the American Civil War throughout Mississippi. The letter includes five signatures of references for Reverend Clark - some of whom identify themselves as former Confederate soldiers and one, George Paul Turner, the editor of the "National Star" newspaper of Mississippi.
Hope, a real estate lawyer in Virginia, wishes to assist Lee in recovering his Arlington estate. He includes a newspaper annnouncing that Union soldiers killed at numnerous wartime battlefields would be reinterred at Arlington and that a memorial would be placed there in their honor.
Richardson plans to donate $1,000 in books to the library of Washington College. He also says he will publish Lee's father's memoir once the family portraits arrive for engraving.
Phtographer Alexander Gardner plans to send Lee photographs that are on hand in his studio at that include his company's imprint. He also plans to print and mount one-hundred photographs without his imprint, per Lee's request.
Lemuel Parker Conner of Natchez, Mississippi, writes a letter of introduction to Robert E. Lee for his nephew William C. Conner, a new student at Washington College.
John O. Sullivan of Lincoln County, Tennessee requests catalogues of Washington College for some of his students who wish to attend.
S. P. Cunningham of Kentucky wants to obtain Washington College catalogues for Fairview Academy students wanting to attend.
The Washington College benefactor Warren Newcomb explains his Colonial era Massachusetts ancestry and requests a photograph of Lee.
William Andrew Quarles wishes to send his son to Washington College and asks for a catalog. He notes that his son in Canada and was formerly a lieutenant in the Confederate Army.
Walton has been informed by Carter James Harris, professor of Latin at Washington College, that Lee had taken offense to rumors published by Walton. Walton writes to Lee as an apology for any misunderstandings.