ALS, 1859 July 2 : Arlington, to his son, G.W. Custis Lee.

ArchivalResource

Lee, Robert E., 1807-1870. ALS, 1859 July 2 : Arlington, to his son, G.W. Custis Lee.

ALS, 1859 July 2 : Arlington, to his son, G.W. Custis Lee.

Custis Lee was at this time a U.S. Army officer in San Francisco; his father on extended leave occasioned by the death of his father-in-law, G.W.P. Custis, the adopted son of George Washington. Here Lee discusses the Custis home, Arlington, which had been passed to Mrs. Lee for life, to pass to her eldest son, Custis, on her demise. Robert E. Lee was burdened with financial problems and discusses his wife's ill health and the attack by the N.Y. Tribune on Lee of his treatment of his father-in-law's slaves, to which Lee says he will not respond.

8 1/4 p. (conclusion cross-written) ; 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Related Entities

There are 2 Entities related to this resource.

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sk28nd (person)

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Lee, G. W. Custis, 1832-1913.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ck7xv4 (person)