LETTERS OF THE LEE FAMILY

 

Robert E. Lee as President of Washington College

 

These letters comprise part of the Robert E. Lee Papers (064 collection) in the Special Collections of the James Graham Leyburn Library at Washington and Lee University.  These letters are especially rich in the writings of Mary Anne Randolph Custis Lee (1807-1873), wife (1831-1870) of Robert E. Lee. There are also a number of undated letters from Lee's daughter, Agnes Lee (1841-1873). Transcriptions of these and other Lee-related letters were done by Capt. Robert C Peniston (USN - Retired) from 1998 through 2005.  Capt. Peniston continues to work on other projects.

 

unknown to Mary Ann Randolph Custis, April 15, 1827

Charles Carter Lee poem, December 27, 1827

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to Miss Cora C. Peters, October 26, 1848

William Henry Fitzhugh Lee to Becky and Lizzy Wilmer, October 20, 1855

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear Rosa," February 10, 1865

 

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to Mrs. H.R. Glenn, November 23, 1865

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to unknown, September 12, 1866

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to John Green, October 1866

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to unknown, October 12 [1866?]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to [unknown], November 12, 1866

 

M.C. Lee (wife) to [unknown], December 3, 1866

M.C. Lee (wife) to John Green, December 26, 1866

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear Ella," May 30, 1867

M.C. Lee (wife) to "my dear brother Carter," April 21, [1869]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear Nat," June 22, 1870

 

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear Mrs. Glenn," March 15, 1871

M.C. Lee (wife) to "My dear Mr. Glenn," August 1, 1871

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to unknown, September 3, 1871

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear Henry Custis," September 13, 1871

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to Miss Annie Glenn, 1872

 

Mary Custis Lee (wife) and Mildred Lee to [unknown], January 5, 1873

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to Gertrude Deutsch, January 31, 1873

Mary Custis Lee (wife) tombstone cost itemization, November 29, 1873

Agnes Lee tombstone cost itemization, January 26, 1874

Fitzhugh Lee to E.A. Buck, December 2, 1885

 

Fitzhugh Lee to Julius Stronse, November 8, 1893

W.E. Benjamin to Prof. James A. Harrison, December 14, 1898

R.E. Lee , Jr. to "My dear Whitice," April 1, 1900

Mary Custis Lee (daughter) to Dr. Marion Xerxes Corbin, April 16, 1917

George Bolling Lee to William L. Price, August 21, 1929

 

Agnes Lee to Mrs. M. Mcdonald, [undated]

Agnes Lee to Mary, [undated]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to unknown, January 19, [no year]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to unknown, February 8 [no year]

Mildred Lee to "Dearest Emily," April 21 [no year]

 

[Mildred Lee?] to "My dear Emily," April 22 [no year]

[Mildred Lee?] to "My dear Emily," April 23 [no year]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear cousin Philip," September 11 [no year]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "little Mildred," October 1 [no year]

M.C. Lee (wife) to unknown, June 20 [no year]

 

Agnes Lee to Capt. Henderson, [undated]

Agnes Lee to Capt. McDonald, [undated]

Agnes Lee to "my dear Mary," [undated]

Agnes Lee to Mrs. McDonald, [undated]

Agnes Lee to Capt. McDonald, [undated]

 

Agnes Lee to Mrs. M. McDonald, [undated]

Agnes Lee to Mary, [undated]

Agnes Lee to Mary McDonald, [undated]

Agnes Lee to unknown, [undated]

Agnes Lee to Mrs. McDonald, [undated]

 

Agnes Lee to Mrs. Mary McDonald, [undated]

Agnes Lee to Mrs. Mary Mcdonald, [undated]

Agnes Lee to Mary McDonald, [undated]

Agnes Lee to "my dear Mrs. Glenn," [undated]

George Bolling Lee to "my dear Mr. Tucker," [undated]

 

Marielle [Lee] to Mrs. Marshall McDonald [undated]

Marielle C. Lee to Colonel McDonald [undated]

Maretie? C. Lee to Mrs. Frank Henderson, [undated]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to unknown, [undated]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear Nat," [undated]

 

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to Nate Burwell?, [undated]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to Mrs. Rose, [undated]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to Mrs. Johnston, [undated]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to Mrs. Rose, [undated]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear Caroline," [undated]

 

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear Caroline," [undated]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) to "my dear Mrs. Stribling," [undated]

Mary Custis Lee (wife) and Mildred Lee to Harry Lee, [undated]

Mildred Lee to Mildred Lee Harness [undated]

Mildred Lee to Mrs. McDonald [undated]

 

Mrs. W.H.F. Lee to "My Dear Dr.," [undated]

M.B. Lee to Miss Custis, [undated]

M.B. Lomox to unknown, [undated] [fragment]

unknown to unknown, [undated] [long]

 

For other Lee letter sites see:

Robert E. Lee Collection transcriptions (W&L Special Collections)

Lee-Jackson Foundation Papers transcriptions (W&L Special Collections)

 

This page is maintained by Vaughan Stanley, Special Collections Librarian, Leyburn Library.

August 2005