The Resource Executive papers of Governor Fitzhugh Lee

Executive papers of Governor Fitzhugh Lee

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Executive papers of Governor Fitzhugh Lee, 1885-1889
Title
Executive papers of Governor Fitzhugh Lee
Inclusive dates
1885-1889
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Language
eng
Summary
Governor Fitzhugh Lee Executive papers are organized chronologically with undated items arranged at the rear of the collection. These papers consist of incoming correspondence during Lee's four-year term as governor of Virginia between 1 January 1886 and 1 January 1890. The correspondence primarily relates to Virginia's state debt, appointments and recommendations for state positions, convict labor requests, the Robert E. Lee Equestrian Monument, and the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. In addition to correspondence, there are applications, recommendations, reports, petitions, orders, proclamations, news clippings, architectural drawings, and other sundry items
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Governor's Office. (Search Virginia Governor's Office as author).
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Biographical or historical data
Fitzhugh Lee was born 19 November 1835 at "Clermont" in Fairfax County, Virginia, to Sydney Smith Lee (1802-1869) and Ann Maria Mason Lee (1811-1898). He attended private schools in Alexandria, Virginia, and in Maryland. Lee was appointed to the United States Military Academy in 1852, graduating in 1856. Appointed a lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, Lee fought in skirmishes against Indians in Texas. In 1860, he was appointed to teach cavalry tactics at West Point, but resigned from the position and the army 16 May 1861 to enter the service of the Confederate States of America. Lee served throughout the Civil War, rising to the rank of major-general. After the war ended, he moved to his plantation in Stafford County, Virginia, to become a farmer for the next 20 years. Lee served as governor of Virginia from 1886 to 1890, but lost a bid for a United States Senate seat in 1893. President Grover Cleveland appointed Lee revenue collector for the western district of Virginia in 1895 and consul-general to Cuba in 1896. When the Spanish-American War began in 1898, Lee was appointed a major-general of volunteers. He married Ellen Bernard Fowle 19 April 1871, and they had seven children. Fitzhugh Lee died 28 April 1905 in Washington D.C. and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Executive papers of Governor Fitzhugh Lee
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03135.xml.frame
Note
These records are part of the Governor's Office record group (RG# 3)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
.45
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • John C. Goode
  • James S. Rawlings
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Executive Papers of Governor Fitzhugh Lee, 1885-1889.
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001635840
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There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (2 boxes)

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