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Robert E. Lee letters

Label
Robert E. Lee letters, 1854-1868
Title
Robert E. Lee letters
Inclusive dates
1854-1868
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve letters, dated 11 November 1854 to 29 April 1868, written by Robert E. Lee. Recipients include: Samuel Cooper, Roberta Parker, William Rives, William Smith, and Lorenzo Thomas. Includes correspondence written while Lee was superintendent at West Point (1852-1855). Also includes a letter written 21 May 1863 to Congressman William Rives, in which Lee commends the Confederate Army and especially the service of Stonewall Jackson, who had died two weeks previous. Other correspondence includes an invitation to a concert by the Danville Female College (Danville, Virginia), call for military aid from Virginia Governor William Smith, 1864, and a sympathy letter to the wife of congressman William Rives
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870), Confederate General in command of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Robert E. Lee letters
Note
Letters seem to have been selected by the Virginia Civil War Centennial Commission
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
12
Immediate source of acquisition
Manarin, Louis H.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000498594
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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