The Resource Letter

Letter

Label
Letter, 1862 Nov. 25,
Title
Letter
Inclusive dates
1862 Nov. 25,
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 25 November 1862, from Robert E. Lee, Jr. (1843-1916), in Richmond, Virginia, to Mr. Collins at "Romancoke," King William County, Virginia, requesting that Collins find a fifteen to eighteen year old slave on the Romancoke estate that Lee can take to his brother, General William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837-1891) at Fredericksburg, Virginia, as a body servant. If he finds one, Collins is to send him to Lee in care of his brother Colonel George Washington Custis Lee (1832-1913) in Richmond
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Robert E. Lee, Jr., was born 27 October 1843 at Arlington to Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) and Mary Randolph Custis Lee (1808-1873). He attended the University of Virginia. During the Civil War, Lee served as a private in the Rockbridge Artillery and later was a captain in the Confederate Army. He married first Charlotte Taylor Haxall (1848-1872) 16 November 1871, and they had no children. He married second Juliet Carter (1860-1915) 18 March 1894, and they had two children. Lee died 19 October 1913 in Fauquier County, Virginia, and was buried in the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of originals duplicates
The original is in the possession of Conway Rees.
Label
Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
Immediate source of acquisition
Rees, Conway
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000485536
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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