Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward)
- Existence: 1807 - 1870
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This is a collection of mostly personal correspondence of Jefferson Davis and his family members, in both the United States and Europe. This collection also includes three folders of photographs and other visual materials.
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150.09
Scope and Contents Of these two articles from Birmingham, Alabama, newspapers, one describes Confederate First Lady Varina Davis's jewelry that is on display at the White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama; several of the pieces are photographed. The other is a letter to the editor debunking the romantic story of General Robert E. Lee's surrendering his sword to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomatox, Virginia. The writer ends with a quote from General Grant, written years later, that states "The...
Item — Box: 2, item: 2008.026.000026
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of three albums containing 184 photographs of the Snow family of Tuscaloosa. Images include scenes of Snow family members, their Tuscaloosa home, friends, and family vacations. Albums include a Carte de Visite of family friends, F. A. P. Barnard, University of Alabama professor of Chemistry, Philosophy, and Astronomy. Of interest are photographs of a vertical lift bridge possibly spanning the Warrior River in Tuscaloosa County.
Dates: circa 1870
Overview Seventy-one page typescript identifies books in Lexington, Virginia, that were once part of Robert E. Lee's personal library