Lee family papers [microform] 1652 [1769-1870] 1890.

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Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867,. Lee family papers [microform] 1652 [1769-1870] 1890.

Lee family papers [microform] 1652 [1769-1870] 1890.

Correspondence, accounts, deeds, and legal documents. Letterbooks, 1769-1771, 1775-1776, & 1793-1795, of William Lee, a partner in deBendt & Sayre, London, comprise the bulk of the collection. Letters to business associates primarily discuss the tobacco trade. Letters to his brothers Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee contain frequent political commentary on events in England & the colonies, and mention most of the prominent revolutionary Virginia leaders as well as their Parliamentary supporters. In addition to the letterbooks there are genealogies, deeds, indentures, wills, and other legal documents, correspondence of family members including many of Robert Edward Lee and other Civil War leaders. Correspondents include John Albion Andrew, Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, John James Beckley, Francis Preston Blair, Braxton Bragg, John Cabell Breckenridge, Ambrose Everett Burnside, Nathaniel Burwell, Benjamin Franklin Butler, Nathaniel Francis Cabell, William Daniel Cabell, Landon Carter, Robert Wormeley Carter, Salmon Portland Chase, Samuel Cooper, Hannah Lee Corbin, Richard Corbin, Henry Knox Craig, Jefferson Davis, Jubal Anderson Early, Richard Stoddert Ewell, Thomas Fairfax, George Gibson, Josiah Gorgas, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Nathanael Greene, Henry Heth, Daniel Harvey Hill, John Bell Hood, Joseph Hooker, Oliver Otis Howard, Benjamin Huger, William Irvine, Thomas S. Thomas Sidney Jesup, Andrew Johnson, Edward Johnson, Robert Underwood Johnson, Albert Sidney Johnston, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Sidney Lanier, Arthur Lee, Charles Lee, Fitzhugh Lee, Mary Ann Randolph Custis Lee, Richard Bland Lee, Thomas Lee, John Letcher, Abraham Lincoln, James Longstreet, William Mahone, George Brinton McClellan, Lafayette McLaws, George Mason, George Gordon Meade, Robert Carter Nicholas, Edward Follansbee Noyes, George Edward Pickett, Franklin Pierce, Alfred Pleasonton, Roger Atkinson Pryor, George Wythe Randolph, John Cook Rives, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur Comte de Rochambeau, Winfield Scott, Philip Henry Sheridan, William Tecumseh Sherman, William Shippen, Edmund Kirby Smith, William Smith, James Ewell Brown Stuart, Andrew Talcott, Lorenzo Thomas, Robert Augustus Toombs, Jonathan Trumbull, David Emanuel Twiggs, Zebulon Baird Vance, George Washington, John Wentworth, John Henry Winder, Henry Alexander Wise, John Ellis Wool, and Marcus Joseph Wright.

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Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867

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Lawyer, founder of Free Soil Party in Massachusetts, governor of Massachusetts, 1861-1866. From the description of ALS, 1861 Oct. 19, New York, N.Y., to an unknown correspondent. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524861 Prominent anti-slavery lawyer and Civil War governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1772-1895, [microform]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 25618330 Andrew was Governor of Massachusetts ...

Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794

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Delegate from Virginia to the First Continental Congress. Schuyler was one of the four major generals in the Continenetal Army and delegate to the Continental Congress. Father-in-law to Alexander Hamilton. From the description of Letters, 1775. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417645 Richard Henry Lee was a staunch defender of colonial rights and was aligned with Patrick Henry as a strong opponent of the Stamp Act. From the description of Richard Henry L...

Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860

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Quartermaster-general of the U.S. army, 1818-1860. Appointed commander of U.S., Georgia, and Alabama troops fighting the Creeks in Alabama, May 19, 1836, and of the army in Florida during the Second Seminole War, Dec. 6, 1836. From the description of Letter : Tampa Bay, [Fla.], to C.C. Clay, Governor of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1836 Nov. 17. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38110737 Thomas Sidney Jesup was a soldier in the U.S. Army. He rose to the rank of Major Gen...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Randolph, George Wythe, 1818-1867

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Confederate secretary of war. From the description of Letter : to Bettie D. George, Charlottesville, Va., 1862 September 25. (Charlottesville-Albemarle History Collection). WorldCat record id: 29536517 Army general and Secretary of War for the Confederate States of America. From the description of George Wythe Randolph letter, 1862 July 17. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 259801913 ...

Lee, Richard Bland, 1761-1827

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Washington, D.C. resident. From the description of Papers, 1816-1818. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36200136 American statesman and jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Jefferson, 1819 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598193 American statesman; served as Congressman from Virginia, 1789-1795 and 1825-1827. From the description of Letter : Washington, to the President and Dire...

Beckley, John James, 1757-1807

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Librarian of Congress and clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. From the description of Family papers, 1791-1918. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149450 From the description of John James Beckley family papers, 1789-1918. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983338 First Clerk of the House of Representatives 1789-1797 (1st thru 4th Congresses; again 1801-1807 (7th thru 9th Congresses); and Librarian of Congress, 1802-1807. From the guide to the John B...

Mason, George, 1725-1792

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Mason was a U.S. statesman; as a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, he signed the Constitution. From the description of [Letter] 1784 Aug. 4, Gunston Hall [to] Col. John Fitzgerald / G. Mason. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 271131801 American planter and Revolutionary statesman. From the description of Receipt signed : [n.p.], 1777 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609532 From the description of Autograph letter ...

Letcher, John, 1813-1884

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Governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to President Buchanan, 1860 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591184 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lexington, Va., to Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State, 1813-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590807 Native of Virginia; graduate of Washington College; lawyer, newspaper editor, presidential elector in 1848, and member of Virginia's constitutional c...

Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881

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Sidney Lanier was a noted Southern poet and composer, born in Macon, Georgia, on Feb. 3, 1842. He graduated from Oglethorpe University and voluntarily fought for the Confederacy as a member of the 2nd Battalion Infantry (Georgia), and the Signal Corps. It is likely that Lanier contracted tuberculosis during his stay at at Union prison camp, and the complications from that disease would affect Lanier his entire life. After the war, Lanier worked as a tutor and headmaster at an academy in Alabama ...

Pickett, George E. (George Edward), 1825-1875

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Pickett (1825-1875), eventually a Confederate Brig. Gen., was from Va. He was a lawyer, West Pointe graduate (1846), and Mexican War veteran. He is most remembered for Pickett's charge. He surrended at Appomattox. Pillow, a Confederate Gen. from Tenn., was a lawyer and Mexican War veteran. Twice wounded he was appointed senior Maj. Gen. of Tenn. When those troops transferred to the CSA, he was apointed Brig. Gen. of CSA in 1861. He fought at Belmont (Nov. 7, 1861) and was suspended and reprimand...

Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876

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Confederate Army officer, planter, and engineer. From the description of Braxton Bragg papers, 1833-1879 [microform]. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 44880220 Confederate General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mobile, to H. Storm, 1873 Oct. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133497 Army officer. From the description of Braxton Bragg papers, 1861-1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455179 G...

Cabell, William Daniel, 1834-1904

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Represented in the collection are William Daniel Cabell (1834-1904), educator of Nelson County, Va., and Washington, D.C.; his wife, Mary Virginia Ellet Cabell; and her father, Charles Ellet (1810-1862), of Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Papers of William Daniel Cabell, 1806-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32671979 From the description of Papers of William Daniel Cabell and the Cabell and Ellet families [manuscript], 1798-1955. (University of V...

Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872

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Lieutenant-general, Confederate Army, during Civil War. From the description of Letter : Richmond, Va., to Hugh [W.] Sheffey, 1865 March 14. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30366216 U.S. and Confederate Army officer. From the description of Richard Stoddert Ewell papers, 1838-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063194 Benjamin Stoddert Ewell was born in Georgetown, D. C., 10 June 1810, the son of Thomas Ewell and Elizabeth ...

Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885

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Robert Toombs (1810-1885), lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General, married Julia Ann DuBois, resided in Wilkes County, Georgia. From the description of Robert Toombs papers, 1837-1880 (bulk 1850-1866). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477000 Robert Toombs (1810-1885) lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General, married Julia Ann DuBois, resided in Wilkes County, Georgia. From the description of Letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs, 1850-186...

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters and field order of William T. Sherman, 1863-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71057263 U.S. Army general. From the description of Papers, 1861-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20314215 From the description of Letter, 1875. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40421933 American army commander. From the description of Autograph letter signed ...

Irvine, William, 1741-1804

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Pennsylvania congressman. From the description of ALS : Carlisle, Pa., to Alexander James Dallas, 1800 Oct. 12. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610821 From the description of ALS : Carlisle, Pa., to Alexander James Dallas, 1801 Jan. 19. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540688 Delegate to the Continental Congress of 1786-1788. From the description of Letter, 1788 Mar. 17. (Filson Historical Society, The). W...

Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881

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Civil War officer; organized 1st Rhode Island Regiment, 1861; commissioned major-general; commander, Army of the Potomac, 1862; commander, Department of the Ohio, 1863; commander, 9th Corps, 1864; Rhode Island governor, 1866-1868; U.S. senator, 1875-1881. From the description of Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to [Abraham Lincoln], 1863 Jan. 1. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27988853 American army officer, commander of the Union's Army of the Potoma...

Carter, Robert Wormeley, 1734-1798.

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McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885

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George Brinton McClellan was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1826. He entered the United States Military Academy in 1842 and graduated in 1846, second in his class of cadets. He was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In the fall of 1852, he received an assignment to the Department of Texas, with orders to perform a survey of Texas rivers and harbors. In 1853 he participated in the Pacific Railroad surveys to select an appropriate route for the upcoming trans...

Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) First comptroller of the U.S. Treasury, member of Congress from Connecticut, second speaker of the House, governor of Connecticut. His father Jonathan (...

DeBendt & Sayre.

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Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1715-1780,

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Gibson, George, 1783-1861

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American general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Office of Com'y Gen'l of Subsistence, Washington, to Col. J.B. Walbach, 1836 Apr. 6. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 82654319 Army officer. From the description of Letter of George Gibson, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450456 ...

Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

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Union Army general; Republican Congressman; governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Letters of Benjamin Butler [manuscript], 1869-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647975649 Union general in the Civil War; Congressman; Governor of Massachusetts (1883-84) From the description of ALS : Bay View, to [President Grant], 1871 July 29. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37939179 Benjamin Franklin Butler was a United States...

Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894

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Confederate general; governor of North Carolina, and U.S. senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington], to William F. Vilas, 1888 May 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574072 Confederate Army officer, governor of North Carolina, and U.S. senator from North Carolina. From the description of Papers, 1857-1893. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20460648 Zebulon Baird Vance, a native of Buncombe County, N.C., was go...

Hill, D. H. (Daniel Harvey), 1821-1889

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Daniel Harvey Hill (1821-1889), soldier and educator, was born in York District, S.C., to Solomon Hill and Nancy Cabeen Hill. He graduated from West Point in 1842. As a United States army officer, he participated in all the major battles of the Mexican War. Hill resigned from the military in 1849 to become professor of mathematics at Washington College (now Washington and Lee University). In 1854, he accepted the chair of the mathematics department at Davidson College, a position he held unti...

Lee family.

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

Mahone, William, 1826-1895

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Confederate Army officer, railroad administrator, politician. From the description of Papers, 1853-1895; (bulk 1876-1892). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23371607 Politician and senator, leader in "Readjuster" movement to readjust state debt. From the description of Letter : Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County, 1880 April 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122539121 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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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 ...

Twiggs, David Emanuel, 1790-1862

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American general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Matamoros, to Lt. H.H. Sibley, 1846 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573661 U.S. and Confederate army officer. From the description of David Emanuel Twiggs correspondence and price estimate, 1849-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980672 ...

Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876

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American lawyer and politician; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to President Buchanan, 1857 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588282 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Teackle in Baltimore, 1841 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Col. T.H. Ellis, 1859 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588...

Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862

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Native of Kentucky; educated privately and at Transylvania University; graduate of West Point; served in the Black Hawk War; commanded the Army of Texas during the late 1830's; served in the Mexican War with the 1st Texas Rifle Volunteers; commissioned paymaster in the United States Army and later commanded the Department of Texas; resigned to join the Confederate Army in 1861 and commanded the Western Department from 1861 through the Battle of Shiloh, April 1862, where he was mortally wounded. ...

Longstreet, James, 1821-1904

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U.S. railroad commissioner, army officer, and diplomat. From the description of James Longstreet papers, 1858-circa 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980713 James Longstreet, military man, businessman, diplomat, and railway commissioner, was born 8 January 1821, in Edgefield District, South Carolina, and died 2 January 1904, in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (1842) and served in the Mexican War before he resigned from the U.S. Army ...