Lee, Henry, 1787-1837

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Epithet: Master of the Armoury

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Washington. D.C. resident.

From the description of Letters, 1769-1825. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36212266

Epithet: of Keystone

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Henry Lee was born 29 January 1756 in Prince William County, Virginia to Henry Lee (1729-1787) and Lucy Grymes Lee. Lee graduated from Princeton College in 1773. After graduation, he handled business affairs for his absent father and considered travelling to England to study law. However, with the outbreak of the American Revolution, he entered the military. An excellent leader, he earned the nickname "Lighthorse Harry." After the Revolution, Lee served as a representative to the Continental Congress (1785-1788), Governor of Virginia (1791-1794), member from Westmoreland County in the House of Delegates (1785-1786, 1789-1791, 1795-1799), and as an United States Congressman (1799-1801). He also served in the federal ratifying convention in 1788. Lee proved less adept at business than at war or politics, and descended into debt in the early 1800s. After serving time in prison for debt, Lee left his family to travel to the West Indies to recover his health in 1813 and died upon returning to the United States in 1818. Lee married 1st, Matilda Lee (d. 1790) in April 1782, and they had 2 children. He married 2nd, Ann Hill Carter (1773-1829) 18 June 1793, and they had 6 children, including Robert E. Lee (1807-1870). Henry Lee died 25 March 1818 at Cumberland Island, Georgia, and originally was buried there. He since has been reinterred in the Lee family vault in the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

From the guide to the Henry Lee Papers, 1794-1813, (The Library of Virginia)

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Epithet: political economist, of Boston, Massachusetts

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creatorOf Lee, Richard Bland, 1761-1827. Papers, 1794-1812. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Mayor's Court (Hudson, Ohio) dockets, 1849-1957 Hudson Library & Historical Society
referencedIn McLean, John, 1785-1861. John McLean papers, 1817-1861 (bulk 1829-1860). Library of Congress
referencedIn Henry Lee, of Keystone: Will and probate: 1749, 1751. British Library
referencedIn Margaret Weymar: Notes of her marriage and family: 1680-1685.Henry Lee: Notes of his marriage and family: 1680-1685. British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXXXV (ff.435). 20-30 Apr. 1845.includes:f. 1 James Carley, Unitarian minister, of Antrim: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1845.ff. 3, 5 John Fitzgibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1812-1846.ff. 7-14 b, 315, 321 John Wil... British Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Miller, Virginia. Papers of Leesburg, Va., families [manuscript] 1650, 1782-1926, 1961. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Henry Lee Papers, 1794-1813 The Library of Virginia
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn includes:f. 1 Cornelius: Petition in Chancery in his case: 1659.f. 1 Thurman: Petition in Chancery in his case: 1659.f. 1 b Edward Mottus: Petition in Chancery against: 1693.f. 1 b Thomas Woruall: Petition in Chancery in his case: 1659.ff. 1,... British Library
referencedIn James Elliot Cabot letters from various correspondents, 1843-1902. Houghton Library
creatorOf Marshall, John, 1755-1835. Letter to Henry Lee [manuscript], 1830 October 25. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lee family. Lee and Shippen family papers, 1808-1871 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Albert Jeremiah Beveridge collection of John Marshall papers, 1776-1884, (bulk 1795-1835) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn John McLean Papers, 1817-1861, (bulk 1829-1860) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. Correspondence of Francis Walker Gilmer [manuscript], 1784-1826. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Marshall, John, 1755-1835. Letter : Richmond, to Henry Lee, 1830 October 25. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ethel Armes Collection of Lee Family Papers, 1671-1936 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Correspondence, 1864-1906. Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
referencedIn Sloane 1519Paper, in folio, ff. 243, XVII century. A collection of letters illustrative of English History, addressed for the most part to Thomas third Lord Fairfax.Index of contents. ff. 1-11.1. Letter of Philip II, King of Spain, to Queen Elizabeth... British Library
creatorOf Randolph, John, 1773-1833. Letter to Henry Lee [manuscript] 1820 Dec. 21. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1761-1904. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits. ca.1852-ca.2004. Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Lee, Henry, 1787-1837,. 880-01 Tavārīkh-i Chingīzʻnāmah shajarat al-Atrāk : manuscript, undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Key, Thomas Hewitt, 1799-1875. Papersof Thomas Hewitt Key, 1824-1827, 1870, 1978. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871, collector. Collection, 1768-1931 (bulk 1813-1870) [microform]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Letters of Robert E. Lee, 1830-1860. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library
referencedIn Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871. Papers of Charles Carter Lee and the Lee family [manuscript], 1768-1931 (bulk 1780-1871). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Armes, Ethel, 1876-1945. Ethel Armes collection of Lee family papers, 1671-1936. Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1866. Houghton Library
creatorOf Bland, Theodorick, 1742-1790. Papers of Virginia members of the Continental Congress, 1767-1820. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mercer, John Francis, 1759-1821,. Letters to John Francis Mercer, 1783-1814. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn MIDDLETON PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 318). Papers rel. mainly to the suppression of Monmouth's rebellion, the apprehension of, and informations against rebels, and reports on English conspirators in Holland, including intercepted letters, July 1685-Dec. 16... British Library
creatorOf Hopkins, Cornelia Lee, 1780-1815. Letters : to Elizabeth Collins Lee, 1797-1866. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Vol. XVI (ff. 291). Enclosures: 11/21 Aug. 1685-6 Apr. 1686.James Scott, Duke of Monmouth: Letters and papers rel. to his invasion and rebellion, and supporters in the Netherlands, etc.: 1685-1688.: Dutch and Engl.: Partly printed or copies.Lieutenan... British Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Beale, George William, 1842-. Beale family papers [manuscript] 1792-ca. 1895. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. Letter : Montpelier [Va.], to James Monroe, Oak Hill, Loudon County, Virginia, 1827 Sept. 22. Newberry Library
creatorOf Lee, Henry, 1787-1837. Letters, 1769-1825. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn James Bradley Thayer papers, 1787-1902 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah, 1862-1927. Albert Jeremiah Beveridge collection of John Marshall papers, 1776-1844 (bulk 1795-1835). Library of Congress
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correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
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correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
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associatedWith Lee family. family
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correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867 person
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correspondedWith McLean, John, 1785-1861. person
correspondedWith Mercer, John Francis, 1759-1821, person
associatedWith Randolph, John, 1773-1833. person
associatedWith Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902 person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Thayer, James Bradley, 1831-1902 person
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Birth 1787-05-28

Death 1837-01-30

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