Lee Chapel papers [manuscript] 1923-1924.

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Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932. Lee Chapel papers [manuscript] 1923-1924.

Lee Chapel papers [manuscript] 1923-1924.

Correspondence and clippings concerning the crusade of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to defeat plans for remodeling the Robert E. Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Contains letters from many people who took stands in the controversy, including: Gamaliel Bradford, Philip A. Bruce, William Cabell Bruce, John Drinkwater, Joseph J. Early, Carter Glass, Mary Johnston, Frances Parkinson Keyes, H. L. Mencken, Andrew J. Montague, Maurice Moore, Robert L. Owen, George C. Peery, William Gorham Rice, C. Bascom Slemp, Henry Louis Smith, William G. Stanard, Claude Augustus Swanson, E. Lee Trinkle, Rep. Henry St. George Tucker, Henry Van Dyke, Edith Bolling Wilson, and Woodrow Wilson.

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