Papers, 1732-1870 bulk (1824-1868).


Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948. Papers, 1732-1870 bulk (1824-1868).

Papers, 1732-1870 bulk (1824-1868).

Primarily correspondence, 1824-1868, of Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee of "Arlington," Arlington County, Va. Topics include family news and social life at various army posts with her husband Robert E. Lee (1807-1870). Also included are letters, 1814-1817, of Henry Lee (1756- 1818) regarding his family and his concern for their safety during the War of 1812. Other items include letters to the Lee family from friends of Henry Lee describing his death and burial. Also included are letters and papers of the Custis family of Virginia. Among these are several letters, 1776-1778, from John Parke Custis (1755-1781) to George Washington (1732-1799) concerning the management of several of Custis's plantations, the Virginia militia and other military and political activities during the Revolutionary War. The correspondence, 1813-1848, of Mary Lee (Fitzhugh) Custis (1788-1853) of "Arlington" concerns family news, her religious views, and instructions to her daughter, Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee, regarding the disposition of her personal affects upon her death. Other correspondents include George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857), William Henry Fitzhugh (1792-1830), and Eleanor Parke (Custis) Lewis (1779-1852). Also in the collection are estate records, 1788-1792, of John Parke Custis.

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Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873 (person)

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Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948. (person)

Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857 (person)

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