Papers, 1749-1939.


Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers, 1749-1939.

Papers, 1749-1939.

Family and military correspondence, military telegrams, notebook, and scrapbooks, of Lee and of his family. Lee's correspondence (1832-1870) concerns personal and family affairs (especially in letter to his cousin, Mrs. Anna M. Fitzhugh), settlement of the Custis estate, improvements at Arlington, military activities, his attitude toward the fall of the Confederacy, and the family's move to Lexington, Va. Includes letters of Francis Lightfoot Lee, Richard Henry Lee, Henry Lee, and Mary Ann Randolph (Custis) Lee; a volume of 295 telegrams from Lee in the field to Jefferson Davis and the Confederate War Dept., many with James Seddon's endorsement; 2 scrapbooks of memorials to Lee; and a notebook (1857-1860) in Lee's hand, containing accounts of meat purchased for the Arlington household.

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