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Scope and Contents This typescript signed letter from Edward Virginius Valentine to Mrs. R. L. Walton on November 28, 1922 concerns the personal contacts he had with Robert E. Lee and sculptures he made, including the recumbent statue of Lee in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University.
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-4
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records related to the formation and history of the Lee Memorial Association (L.M.A.). The association was formed in October 1870 immediately following the death of Robert E. Lee with the goal of creating a monument to honor him on the campus of Washington College, subsequently renamed Washington and Lee University. Between 1870 and 1883, the L.M.A. successfully raised the funds for the creation and installation of what is known as the "Recumbent Lee" statue,...
Dates: 1870 - 1921
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three original photographs, one postcard, and one copy of a postcard of the bronze Stonewall Jackson statue at his grave site at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington, Va. The statue, designed by Edward V. Valentine of Richmond, Va., was unveiled on July 21, 1891. One of the original photos is a cabinet photograph by Lexington, Va. photographer Michael Miley, c. 1891-1900, one looks to be of four Washington and Lee University students standing by the grave, c....
Dates: 1891 - 1965