Papers, 1837-1910.


Elder, John Adams, 1833-1895. Papers, 1837-1910.

Papers, 1837-1910.

Correspondence and other material relating to Elder's life and work, chiefly 1852-1889. Letters for 1855-1868, some from Confederate soldiers, are addressed to Elder's sister, Maggie. Includes copies of official reports on the Battle of Little Big Horn Creek, 1876, and letters relative to Elder's painting "Custer's Last Charge," 1876-1877; and many letters from William W. Corcoran regarding portraits of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, 1876-1877.

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Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 (person)

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Elder, Maggie. (person)

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (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 ...

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Elder, John Adams, 1833-1895. (person)

Artist, of Fredericksburg, Va. From the description of Papers, 1837-1910. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19536461 ...