May 16, 1972
Dear Mrs. Gardner,
How very thoughtful of you to send me the fine book with the measured drawings of Stratford Hall. I am delighted with it.
I have for many years now considered Stratford Hall the most handsome home in America and have been there several times.
And I will return again and look forward to meeting you.
With warmest thanks
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, M2009.512.
Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 May 23