• The Lees of Virginia
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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our editor, Colin Woodward, at  (804) 493-1940, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



More than 3,600 letters, legal documents, books, and other papers are available at the Lee Family Digital Archive. We are in the process of adding new documents to our database daily. Items added before September 2015 are found at this link.

To view a transcript of a letter, click on either the sender or recipient name. We are in the process of adding scanned images of letters, which will be available in the "Original" column.

To see letters we have uploaded into our new format, see the list below:

Sender       Recipient Date Original
Extracted from the Register of Alveley Commencing 1561       Extracted from the Register of Alveley Commencing 1561 1712  
Richard Lee       Landon Carter 1734 November 25 Richard Lee to Landon CarterPage 2
Thomas Lee       Henry Lee 1737 September 10 Thomas Lee to Henry Lee, 1737 September 10, Page 2
Hannah Lee Corbin       Lord Fairfax ca. 1760 Hannah Lee Corbin to Lord Fairfax, ca. 1760
John Bland       Hannah Lee Corbin 1766 March 18 John Bland to Hannah Lee Corbin
Richard Henry Lee       Arthur Lee 1770 April 5 Not available
Elizabeth Steptoe Lee       Robert "Councillor" Carter 1770 October 29  
Richard Henry Lee       William Lee 1771 June 24  
Francis Lightfoot Lee       William Lee 1771 July 14  
William Lee       Account of the Lee Family 1771 September Account 1771 September, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5
William Lee       Harry Lee 1771 October 26 William Lee to Harry LeePage 2
Francis Lightfoot Lee       William Lee 1773 July 2  
John Wentworth       Benjamin Smith 1774 April 23  
George Lee       William Lee 1774 July 13 George Lee to William Lee
Lancelot Lee       William Lee 1774 July 13 Lancelot Lee to William LeePage 2
John Bland       Hannah Lee Corbin 1776 March 18  
Richard Henry Lee       Patrick Henry 1776 December 3  
Charles Lee       William Lawrence 1777 March 29 Charles Lee to William Lawrence
Richard Henry Lee       Samuel H. Davidson 1777 May 10  
Arthur Lee       Francis Lightfoot Lee 1777 October 7  
Richard Henry Lee       Patrick Henry 1777 October 8  
Richard Henry Lee       Hannah Lee Corbin 1778 March 18 Elizabeth Steptoe Lee to Robert-Carter, III, 1778 October 29
Elizabeth Steptoe Lee       Robert Carter, III 1778 October 29  
James Lovell       Arthur Lee 1779 June 13  
George Washington       Light Horse Harry Lee 1779 September 1 George Washington to Light Horse HarryPage 2 
Thomas Sim Lee       Commissioners of Frederick County 1780 April 29 Thomas Sim Lee to the Commissioners of Frederick CountyPage 2
Richard Henry Lee       Sam Adams 1781 April [no day]  
Richard Henry Lee       George Weedon 1781 May 10  
Nathanel Greene       Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambau 1782 February 18  
Squire Richard Lee       Unknown 1782 November 6  
Philip Lee       Robert Carter 1783 July 10 Philip Lee to Robert Carter
William Irvine       William Lee 1783 September 23  
Charles Thomson       William Greene 1784 November 30  
Richard Bland Lee       William Augustine Washington 1784 December 16 Richard Bland Lee to William Augustine WashingtonPage 2Page 3
William Boon       William Augustine Washington 1788 June 11  
Richard Henry Lee       Editor, Alexandria Gazette Pre-1789 Richard H. Lee to Editor, Alexandria GazettePage 2
Samuel Osgood, Walter Livingston, and Arthur Lee       Benjamin Walker 1789 September 8  
Benjamin Walker       Samuel Osgood, Walter Livingston, Arthur Lee 1789 September 9  
George Washington       Light Horse Harry Lee 1790 August 27  
Indenture       Indenture 1790 November 19  
Thomas Lee, Sr.       Robert Carter 1790 November 26 Thomas Lee, Sr. to Robert CarterPage 2Page 3
Richard Bland Lee       Charles Lee 1791 February 15  
Ludwell Lee       Robert Carter 1791 May 24  
Charles Lee       Edmund Jennings Lee 1791 December 28  
Light Horse Harry Lee       Reuben George 1792 March 7  
Light Horse Harry Lee       Unknown 1792 November 11  
Thomas Lee       Richard Henry Lee 1793 April 6  
Ludwell Lee       William Lee 1793 December 15  
Light Horse Harry Lee       John Fitzgerald 1794 April 19  
Charles Lee       William A. Washington 1794 June 24  
Edmund J. Lee       Unknown 1794 July 19  
Unknown       Sally 1794 October 19  
George Washington       Light Horse Harry Lee 1794 October 20  
Light Horse Harry Lee       John Fitzgerald 1794 November 9  
Charles Lee       Corbin Washington 1795 June 20 Charles Lee to Corbin WashingtonPage 2
Joseph Simpson       Deed for Slave 1795 September 12  
Portia Lee Hodgson       Zaccheus Collins 1798  
William Sullivan       Charles Lee 1798 February 5  
Light Horse Harry Lee       William Sullivan 1799 April 30  

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