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This letter is written by Robert E. Lee Jr. on February 19, 1866 to his father, Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Robert E. Lee Jr. expresses to his father that he was happy to hear from him and his mother recently. He goes on to ask advice from his father regarding the mill he now operates. He explains the situation of some mechanical problems witht he mill and dam, and asks his father to provide advice on the course of action to take and how to apply the repairs effectively.
This letter was writen by J. Lawrence Saulsbury from Richmond, Virginia on February 20, 1866. Saulsbury begins the letter by expressing his admiration for Lee and his wish to meet him in person. He then transitions into encouraging Lee to allow the company he represents, Blakeney & Co., to supply Washington College's students with sets of gold pens at the cost of $1 each.
This letter was written by W. P. Moore from Palmyra, Missouri on February 22, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Moore requests a response from Lee on the question of to whom he needed to seek the copyright of Lee's historical exploits during the war while in Missouri.
This letter was written by Laura G. Ogle from New Castle, Delaware on February 23, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter is a follow up to a previous response given by Lee. Ogle expresses her gratitude for Lee's fulfillment of her reqeust of a signed photograph.
This letter was written by former CSA Staff member of General Stevenson, Major George L. Gillespie from Chatanooga, Tennessee on February 24, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Gillespie writes the letter as an introduction to two relatives of his attending Washington College, Robert N. and Thomas J. Gillespie. He vouches for their quality of character and hopes Lee will provide them with a role model.
This letter was written by Horace Sheley on behalf of the Philologic Society of Westminster College on February 24, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter extends an invitation for Lee to become and honorary member of the Philologic Society.
This letter was written by William H. Botts from Glasgow, Kentucky on February 26, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Botts writes to introduce Buford Leslie to Lee and vouch for his character while he attends Washignton College.
This letter was written by William Brazelton from New Market, Tennessee on February 25, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Brazelton writes as a way to introduce J. M. Gillespie from Rhea County who attended Washington College. He also explains some events of his life, as well as the nature of young southern men.
This letter was written on behalf of the company of art-dealers Butler, Perrigo, and Way from Baltimore, Maryland on February 26, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The dealers express their thanks to Lee for sending them a series of autographs they had previously requested. They inform Lee that the autographs are to be framed and sold by their dealership.
This letter was written by D. Creel from Chillicothe, Ohio on February 24, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter begins by praising Lee and making several biblical comparisons to Lee. Creel continues and begins to refer to his relation to Stonewall Jackson by marriage, and begins to recount events of Jackson's life as he viewed them up until his death during the Civil War. Creel also describes events of his own life, including raids by northern militias on his home.
This letter was written on behalf of Jones Bros. & Co. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 26, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The company writes to follow up on Lee's rejection of the previous offer for the company to publish his personal works. The follow up resolves with an open offer should Lee change his mind.
This letter was written on behalf of the Demosthenian Society from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia on February 27, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The Demosthenian Society writes to inform Lee that he has been made an honorary member based upon his reputation and actions.
This letter was written by Bishop J. Johns on February 27, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Johns writes from Theological Seminary to inform Lee of the death of "Bishop Meade."
This letter was written on behalf of the Demosthenian Society of Roanoke College from Salem, Virginia on February 28, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The society writes to inform Lee that he has been elected to be an honorary member of the society.
This letter was written by the Cordes Sisters and their personal friend Mary Byrnes from Ridgevill, South Carolina on February 27, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter was sent in care of the sisters' father, Captain Theodore Cordes from Charleston, South Carolina. The letter is a follow up to a previous request of the sisters that went unanswered from December of 1865. The sisters requested some small memento from Lee, as they had great respect for him.
This letter was written by Mary G. Slaughter on February 27, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Slaughter writes to introduce Stark Arnold to Lee as the nephew of Stonewall Jackson. She vouches for his integrity and explains his situation of desiring an education without direct means. She requests that Lee assist him in gaining an education.
This letter was written by G. W. Leyburn from Big Lick, Virginia on February 27, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Leyburn makes reference to a previous conversation he and Lee had regarding the nature of education. He expands on this topic and asks a series of questions regarding education in the South and requests a written response to the questions. He explains that he wishes to have Lee's stance while Leyburn acts to acquire subscriptions for Washington College's endowment.
This letter was written by Mrs. M. B. Smith from Port Royal, Virginia on March 1, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Smith informs Lee that she wishes for her son to attend Washington College. She requests Lee for a school catalogue.
This letter was written by J. M. Handely on March 1, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Handely requests a copy of Lee's ongoing work on the history of the "Great Rebellion."
This letter was written on behalf of the Great Southern & Western Accident & Life Insurace Company of New Orleans, Louisiana on March 2, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The company writes to inform Lee that he has been elected one of five members of the Non-Resident Board of stockholders.
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.
This letter was written by J. Longstreet from New Orleans, Louisiana on March 3, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Longstreet writes to Lee informing him that he has inserted Lee's name as a one of the non-resident board of directors for the Great Southern and Western Life and Accident Insurance Company. He gives description of the company and its then-current assets. Included with the letter is a typed transcript.
This letter was written by J. Johns Jr. from Richmond, Virginia on March 3, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Johns writes to Lee that his letter accompanies another letter from Dr. Julius Doetsh. He explains that, upon his advice, Doetsh wishes to make a translation of Lee's work. He then vouches for Doetsh's credentials and character.
This letter was written by Dr. Julius Edmund Doetsh from Richmond, Virginia on March 3, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Doetsh introduces himself to Lee and makes an offer to translate Lee's in-progress memoirs into German for European publication. He explains that interest in Europe is high for such a publication, and explains the potential avenues for publication which he can take advantage of.