Lee Family Papers, 1535-1957.


Lee Family Papers, 1535-1957.

Papers of the Lee family, primarily the correspondence, writings and business records of Henry Lee (1782-1867) and Henry Lee, Jr. (1817-1898.) The collection includes Lee correspondence with and about: John A. Andrew, Albert Gallatin, Edwin L. Godkin, Robert Y. Hayne, George Frisbie Hoar, Frances Anne Kemble, Abbott Lawrence, Henry Cabot Lodge and Robert Gould Shaw. Subjects covered in the correspondence and writings include: free trade, the War of 1812, banking and currency, cotton manufacture, theater, the Civil War, civil service reform, the United States Census of 1790, the Free Trade Convention of 1831 and the Massachusetts militia. Members of the Lee family and the related Jackson family represented prominently are: Jonathan Jackson, Patrick Tracy Jackson, Joseph Lee, Joseph Lee, Jr., Mary Jackson Lee, Thomas Lee, Thomas Lee, Jr., and Henry Lee Shattuck. The 164 bound volumes in the collection contain accountbooks, ledgers and letterbooks of various family business firms. Their contents provide information on the Indian, European, South American, West Indian and China trades.

23 boxes, 165 volumes, and 1 oversize box.


SNAC Resource ID: 8034562

Massachusetts Historical Society

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