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Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0394

Scope and Contents

Photostats of letters written by Lee:
April 20, 1861 letters to Winfield Scott and Lt. Roger Jones, resigning his commission and explaining that "Save in the defense of my native state, I never desire again to draw my sword;"
January 8, 1863 to Mrs. Sarah A. Lawton;
August 24, 1865 to the Board of Trustees of Washington College concerning his election to the presidency of that school;
January 27 and July 7, 1866 letters to Reverdy Johnson respecting the estate of G. W. P. Curtis, of which Lee was the sole administrator, and giving his views on the Test Oath;
February 25, 1867 to David S. G. Cabell declining to become a candidate for governor of Virginia.


  • Creation: 1861-1867


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/4 in. (1 folder))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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394, 971, 1513

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US