Robert E. Lee Papers
Housed at the Special Collections Department of the James Graham Leyburn Library at Washington and Lee University, the Robert E. Lee Papers document several key aspects of the military leader's life. Along with collections at the Library of Congress and the Virginia Historical Society, this offering represents the third key archive of personal letters from Lee to a host of political and military figures in 19th century America. Visitors can browse around the letters by date, author, title, or subject. Currently there are 188 letters available here, with plans to add more in the future. The letters cover matters mundane and monumental, ranging from an 1837 request for the construction of a steamboat a nd engine to an 1855 note to Secretary of War Jefferson Davis recommending Lee's relative for an Army appointment.
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/