The Resource Papers, (microform)

Papers, (microform)

Papers, 1742-1795
Inclusive dates
  • This collection contains the papers of the Lee family, a calendar of the Lee family papers at Harvard University, a calendar of the Lee family papers at the American Philosophical Society, and a name index to the Lee family correspondence at the University of Virginia. Includes the personal, political, diplomatic and commercial correspondence, commercial accounts and records, and financial records of Thomas Lee (1690-1750) of Virginia, and primarily, his sons Arthur (1740-1792), Richard Henry (1732-1794), and William Lee of Green Spring (1739-1795). The majority of the material relates to the activities of Arthur Lee and Richard Henry Lee and covers such topics as the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act of 1765, the military, naval, political, and diplomatic events of the American Revolution, John Paul Jones, Benedict Arnold's invasion of Virginia, and Cornwallis and the Siege of Yorktown. Other family members represented in the collection include Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797) and Light-Horse Harry Lee (1756-1818). Correspondents include John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Paul Jones, Edmund Pendleton, and George Washington
  • Also includes the papers of Robert Morris (1734-1806), John Ross (1729-1800), and William Brigham, the proceedings of the Secret Committee of the Continental, and various pamphlets written by the Lees. For more information on this collection see University of Virginia Library Microfilm Publication No. 1, THE LEE FAMILY PAPERS, 1742-1795, edited by Paul Hoffman (1966)
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Biographical or historical data
Richard Henry Lee was born at Stratford Hall, Virginia on 20 January 1732. He served in the Virginia House of Burgesses (1758-1776), the Continental Congress (1774-1779), the Virginia House of Delegates (1780-1784), and as United States Senator (1789-1792). He died in Westmoreland County on 19 June 1794. Arthur Lee was born at Stratford Hall, Virginia 20 December 1740. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and became an agent for the Massachusetts Bay Company. He served as an American diplomat in Europe during the American Revolution and died in Middlesex County, Virginia on 12 December 1792.
Cataloging source
Papers, (microform)
  • The Library of Virginia
Immediate source of acquisition
Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Organization method
REEL 1: Finding aids, Key to Ciphers; Personal, Political, and Commercial Correspondence, 1 January 1740-31 December 1769; Miscellaneous Bills, Receipts, and Bills of Lading, 1743-1750; REEL 2: Personal, Political, and Commercial Correspondence, 1 January 1770-31 December 1776; Proceedings of the Secret Committee of the Continental Congress, 18 September 1775-10 September 1777; Papers of Robert Morris and John Ross, 1776-1778; Papers of William Brigham, 1776-1787; REEL 3: Personal, Diplomatic, Political Correspondence; Commercial Accounts, Records, and Correspondence, 1 January-31 December 1777; REEL 4: Personal, Political, Diplomatic, and Commercial Correspondence; Financial Records and Correspondence, 1 January-30 June 1778; REEL 5: Personal, Diplomatic, Political, and Commercial Correspondence, 1 July 1778-31 March 1779; REEL 6: Personal, Diplomatic, and Political Correspondence, 1 April 1779-31 December 1780; REEL 7: Personal, Political, and Financial Correspondence, 1 January 1781-31 December 1795; REEL 8: Lee manuscrips and pamphlets; miscellaneous undated items.
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