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Lee Jackson Foundation Papers

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WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA  24450

 

Lee-Jackson Foundation Papers (collection 170)

1.0 linear feet

The Lee-Jackson Foundation perpetuates the historical memory of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. This collection of 118 letters ranging in date from 1778 to 1914 is primarily concerned with the Lee family and persons associated with them. There are several Robert E. Lee manuscripts from the period, 1847-1869. Other family manuscripts are from wife, Mary Randolph Custis Lee (1808-1873); father-in-law, George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857); daughters, Agnes Lee (1841-1873) and Mildred Lee (1846-1905); and sons, George Washington Custis Lee (1832-1913), William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837-1891) and Robert E. Lee, Jr. (1843-1914). Also included are manuscripts of American Revolutionary leaders, Richard Henry Lee (1733-1794) and Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797). Confederate generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston are represented in this collection as is nineteenth century Lexington, Virginia, poet, Margaret Junkin Preston. There is a finding aid on file in Special Collections.

Folder List

Box 1

Control Folder

Folder 1 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 28 Feb 1847, to "my dear Major", written aboard Ship Massachusetts, off Lobos

Folder 2 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 6 Jan 1853, to Gen. Joseph G. Totten, from United States Military Academy, West Point

Folder 3 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 11 Oct 1861, to Col. Clarke, from Headquarters, Sewell Mountain

Folder 4 - R.E. Lee, telegram, 18 April 1862, received in Staunton, to Major Harman, from Richmond

Folder 5 - R.E. Lee, letter in handwriting of Charles S. Venable, Lee's aide, 23 Sept 1862, to "my dear Madam" from Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, near Martinsburg

Folder 6 - R.E. Lee, ALS fragment, 21 March 1863, to General Trimble

Folder 7 - R.E. Lee, LS, 31 Oct 1863, to Virginia Governor John Letcher from Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia

Folder 8 - R.E. Lee, ALS?, 10 May 1864, to Lt. General Ewell from Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia

Folder 9 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 1 March 1865, to Mrs. Margaret B. Daingerfield from near Petersburg

Folder 10 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 31 July 1865, to Col. Richard S. Maury from near Cartersville

Folder 11 - R.E. Lee, LS, 31 July 1865, [circular letter] from near Cartersville

Folder 12 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 8 Sept. 1865, to Matthew Fontaine Maury from near Cartersville

Folder 13 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 11 Sept. 1865, to Richard S. Maury from near Cartersville

Folder 14 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 8 Jan 1866, to Major W.I. Hawks from Lexington, Va.

Folder 15 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 7 March 1868, to John W. Truslow from Lexington, Va.

Folder 16 - R.E. Lee, ALS, 15 May 1869, to Dr. A.G. Bledsoe from Lexington, Va.

Folder 17 - Printed funeral announcement re: Robert E. Lee, 15 Oct 1870

Folder 18 - Agnes Lee, ALS, 14 Jan 1867, to Mrs. Richard L. Maury from Lexington

Folder 19 - Alfred Lee, 2 ALS, 10 Feb 1852, and no date to N. Burwell

Folder 20 - Arthur Lee, court copy, 26 Aug 1803, of his will made on 7 July 1792

Folder 21 - Arthur Lee, printed copy of his An Appeal to the Justice and Interest of the People of Great Britain, in the Present Disputes with America , 1775

Folder 22 - Charles Lee, ALS, 10 Oct 1791, to Joseph Nourse? from Alexandria

Folder 23 - Charles Lee, ALS, 28 Nov 1801, to James McHenry from Alexandria

Folder 24 - Charles Lee, DS, 28 Sept 1802, to William A. Washington

Folder 25 - Charles Carter Lee, ALS, 1 Feb 1848, to Nat Burwell from Richmond

Folder 26 - Charles Carter Lee, ALS, 25 June 1848, to Nat Burwell from Richmond

Folder 27 - Charlotte W. Lee, ALS, 30 April [no year], to Nat Burwell from Arlington

Folder 28 - Edmund Jennings Lee, ALS, 11 Oct 1892, to Alexander Brown from Philadelphia

Folder 29 - Edmund Jennings Lee, ALS, 22 Oct 1892, to Alexander Brown from Philadelphia

Folder 30 - Edmund Jennings Lee, ALS, 30 Dec 1892, to "My Dear Sir" from Philadelphia

Folder 31 - Francis Lightfoot Lee, ALS, 5 July 1780, to "My dearest" from Richmond

Folder 32 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 30 Sept 1865, to "General" from Ravensworth

Folder 33 - Fitzhugh Lee, ADS, 11 Nov 1875? received of Charles Kerr

Folder 34 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 22 Sept 1877, to Charlie G. Kerr from Richland

Folder 35 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 9 Oct 1877, to Charlie G. Kerr from Richland

Folder 36 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 24 Oct 1877, to Charlie G. Kerr from Richland

Folder 37 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 27 Dec 1878, to Charlie G. Kerr from Richland

Folder 38 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 12 Jan 1880, to Mr. Warfield from Richland

Folder 39 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 4 Jan 1883, to Charlie Kerr from Spring Bank

Folder 40 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 20 Dec 1883, to Charlie Kerr from Spring Bank

Folder 41 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 5 Jan 1884, to Charlie Kerr from Spring Bank

Folder 42 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 20 April 1885? to Samuel M. Duncan

Folder 43 - Fitzhugh Lee, ALS, 17 May 1894, to "My Dear General" from Washington, DC

Folder 44 - Fitzhugh Lee, TLS, 14 April 1898, to Eliot Danforth from Washington DC

Folder 45 - GWC Lee, ALS, 26 Dec 1862, from Jackson, Mississippi

Folder 46 - GWC Lee, ALS, 10 May 1871, to Thomas F. Balfe from Lexington

Folder 47 - GWC Lee, DS, 20 March 1875, concerning Mrs. A.M. Fitzhugh's estate

Folder 48 - GWC Lee, ALS, 30 Sept 1876, to Harry C. Hines from Lexington

Folder 49 - GWC Lee, TLS, 4 Sept. 1893, to Capt. Edmund R. Cocke

Folder 50 - Mary Randolph Custis Lee, 9 ALS, 1850s-1870s

Folder 51 - Mary R. Custis Lee, photograph 1868?

Folder 52 - Mary Custis Lee (daughter), DS, 20 March 1875, concerning estate of Mrs. A.M. Fitzhugh

Folder 53 - Mildred Lee, ALS, [no date], to Preston Cocke possibly from (Derwent)

Folder 54 - Mildred Lee, ALS, 4 Jan 1874, to M.F. Maury, Jr. from Lexington

Folder 55 - Mildred Lee, ALS, 20 Aug. [1896?], to Mary Lee (daughter) from London

Folder 56 - Mildred Lee, ALS, 25 Aug  [no date], to Elizabeth Cocke from Lexington

Folder 57 - Richard Henry Lee, ALS, 21 Oct 1778, to Patrick Henry from Philadelphia

Folder 58 - Richard Henry Lee, ALS, 2 Aug 1781, to "Your Excellency" from Chantilly

Folder 58A - Richard Henry Lee, ALS (photocopy), Jan 1785, to Alexander Martin, John Houston and Patrick Henry

Folder 59 - Richard Henry Lee etching (1885)

Folder 60 - R.E. Lee, Jr., ALS, 14 Jan 1866, to Capt. Edmund R. Cocke from Richmond

Folder 61 - R.E. Lee, Jr., DS, 20 March 1875, concerning estate of Mrs. A.M. Fitzhugh

Folder 62 - R.E. Lee, Jr., ALS, 1 March 1913, to E.R. Cocke from West Point, Va.

Folder 63 - R.E. Lee, III, ALS, 17 March 1913, to Edmund R. Cocke from Ravensworth

Folder 64 - R.E. Lee, III, ALS, 31 Oct 1914, to Edmund R. Cocke from Ravensworth

Folder 65 - WHF Lee, ALS, 15 Feb 1852, to GWC Lee from Baltimore (Note: in same letter there is ALS from Mary R. Custis Lee to GWC Lee.)

Folder 66 - WHF Lee, DS, 20 March 1875, concerning estate of Mrs. A.M. Fitzhugh

Folder 67 - Photographic scrapbook relating to Robert E. Lee

Folder 68 - George Washington Parke Custis, ALS, 23 June 1817, to Littlejohn from Arlington

Folder 69 - GWP Custis, ALS, 12 March 183?, to Philip R. Tindall from Arlington

Folder 70 - GWP Custis, ALS, 16 Sept 1839, to wife and daughter from Arlington

Folder 71 - GWP Custis, ALS, 15 March 1850, to William Seward from Arlington

Folder 72 - GWP Custis, ALS, 15 Oct 1850?, to Henry S. Wise from Arlington

Folder 73 - GWP Custis, ALS, 2 Dec 1855, to Benton Lossing from Arlington

Folder 74 - GWP Custis, ALS, [no date], to Henry Winder? at National Theatre from Arlington

Folder 75 - Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis, ALS, [no date], to Lucretia Stuart?

Box 2

Folder 1 - PGT Beauregard, 4 ALS, 1861-1879, to various correspondents

Folder 2 - Thomas N. Burwell, ALS, 12 June 1810, to Col. Edward Carrington from Fincastle

Folder 3 - Mrs. A.M. Fitzhugh, printed will and check, 1870-1873

Folder 4 - Benjamin Hallowell, ALS, 14? April 1873, to Robert W. Miller from Sandy Spring, Maryland.  Also 2 ALS to Hallowell in response to his letter.

Folder 5 - D.H. Hill, ALS, 16 June 1861, to Honorable John W. Ellis from Yorktown

Folder 6 - Jed Hotchkiss, ALS, 30 Jan 1873, to his wife from London

Folder 7 - Gen. Edward Johnson, 17 Jan. 1862, from Camp Alleghany

Folder 8 - Gen. Edward Johnson, 5 Aug. 1861, from Camp Alleghany

Folder 9 - Gen J.E. Johnston, 5 ALS, 1841-1874, to various correspondents

Folder 10 - Gen J.E. Johnston In Memoriam (printed) by A.T. Porter, 1891

Folder 11 - Margaret Junkin Preston, 3 ALS, n.d. and 1852, to Mr. Sartain and Mr. Peck

Folder 12 - William Penn McKune, AMS, 15 Sept 1850, "for Sarah Ann"

Folder 13 - "Nellie", ALS, 30 Aug 1874, from Scotland

Folder 14 - E.F. Paxton, ALS, 27 April 1863, to S.I. Campbell from camp

Folder 15 - Frank Preston, ALS, 8 July 1797

Folder 16 - Rockbridge County Election Record 1860

Folder 17 - General Winfield Scott and others, battle orders to Commander Dahlgren, 1861 and n.d.

The remainder of Box 2 is made up of copies of manuscripts owned by other institutions including the Virginia Historical Society, the Library of Congress and the College of William and Mary.  The correspondents in these manuscript copies include Charles Carter, William Fitzhugh, A.H. Lee, Charles Carter Lee, GWC Lee, Henry Lee, Mary Custis Lee, and Robert E. Lee.  The institutions holding the originals of these documents must be contacted if copies are sought.

Box 3 contains photocopies of letters from Robert E. Lee, other members of the Lee family, and members of the Custis family.

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Original contents list prepared by Betty Kondayan.

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