Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward)
- Existence: 1807 - 1870
Found in 3 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...
Overview Seventy-one page typescript identifies books in Lexington, Virginia, that were once part of Robert E. Lee's personal library