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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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.


 

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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:

Richard Bland Lee       Charles Lee 1801 July 31  
Thomas Read       William Wyatt and John Warren 1802 January 4  
Edmund J. Lee       Gawen Corbin Turberville 1803 August 9  
Thomas Ludwell Lee       George Carter 1803 September 27  
Light Horse Harry Lee       William Hodgson 1805 May 6  
Charles Lee       Gawen C. Turberville 1805 May 10  
Richard Bland Lee       Thomas Jones 1805 October 2  
Ann Hill Carter Lee       "Mrs. Lee" 1806 March  
Ann Hill Carter Lee       Light Horse Harry Lee 1806 July 6  
Ann Hill Carter Lee       Richard Bland Lee 1807 January 11  
Theodorick Lee       Unknown 1809 August 28 Theodorick Lee to Unknown
Richard Bland Lee       William Goddard 1810 May 23  
Lucy Grymes Lee Carter           Alice Lee Shippen 1812 December 8  
Henry Lee       John Burke 1812 December 10  
Light Horse Harry Lee       Ferdinand O'Neale 1813 May 3  
Lucy Grymes Lee Carter       Alice Lee Shippen 1813 June 8  
Lucy Grymes Lee Carter       Alice Lee Shippen 1813 November 21  
Charles Lee       Richard Bland Lee 1814 January 8  
Russell Goodrich       Andrew Goodrich 1816 February 26  
Henry Lee, IV       John B. Nicolson 1816 April 3  
Thomas Powell       Henry Lee IV 1816 September 4

Thomas Powell to Henry Lee IV, page 2, page 3, page 4

Henry Lee IV       To the Electors 1816 October 28  
Light Horse Harry Lee       Unknown 1817 April 25  
Joseph Brittain       N. Shackelford 1817 August 23  
Light Horse Harry Lee       James H. Caustens 1818 [no date] Light Horse Harry Lee to James H. Caustens
William Barnwell       Henry Lee IV 1818 March 27  
Henry Lee IV       Ann Hill Carter Lee 1818 June 11 Henry Lee IV to Ann Hill Carter Lee, Page 2
Henry Lee IV       Robert Carter 1821 February 8  
Elizabeth McCarty       Court of Westmoreland County 1821 February 26  
Ann Calvert Stuart Robinson       Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis 1821 March 4  
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1821 August 21 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IVPage 2
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1821 September 4 Henry Lee IV to Robert Mayo
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1821 September 11 Henry Lee IV to Robert Mayo
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1821 September 12  
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1821 September 18 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IVPage 2
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1821 October 7 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1821 October 9 Henry Lee IV to Robert MayoPage 2Page 3
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1821 October 16 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IVPage 2
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1821 October 29 Henry Lee IV to Robert Mayo
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1821 November 6 Henry Lee IV to Robert MayoPage 2Page 3Page 4
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1821 November 7 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV
Robert Mayo       Elizabeth McCarty 1821 November 9 Robert Mayo to Elizabeth McCartyPage 2Page 3Page 4Page 5
Robert Mayo       Margaret Rose 1821 November 10 Robert Mayo to Margaret RosePage 2Page 3
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1821 November 11 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV  1821 November 13 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1821 November 20 Henry Lee IV to Robert Mayo, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Robert Mayo       Elizabeth McCarty 1821 November 20 Robert Mayo to Elizabeth McCarty, Page 2, Page 3
Anne Robinson McCarty Lee       Margaret Rose 1821 November 24 Anne McCarty Lee to Margaret RosePage 2
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1821 November 27 Henry Lee IV to Robert Mayo
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1821 November 27 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV, Page 2
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1821 December 4 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV, Page 2
Robert Mayo       Elizabeth McCarty 1821 December 22 Robert Mayo to Elizabeth McCartyPage 2
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1821 December 24 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IVPage 2
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1822 January 1 Henry Lee IV to Robert Mayo, Page 2
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1822 January 8 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV, Page 2
Henry Lee IV       Robert Mayo 1822 January 29 Henry Lee IV to Robert Mayo
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1822 January 29 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV, Page 2
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1822 March 15 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1822 March 31 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV, Page 2
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1822 April 9 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV
Robert Mayo       Henry Lee IV 1822 April 30 Robert Mayo to Henry Lee IV, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Ann Hill Carter Lee       Sidney Smith Lee 1822 May 17  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Calhoun 1824 February 24  
Ann Hill Carter Lee and Robert E. Lee       John C. Calhoun 1824 April 1  
Thomas Jefferson       Henry Lee, IV 1824 May 16  
C. C. Lee       George Carter 1825 March 17  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee        Henri Guegan 1825 August 5  
Richard Bache       Henry Lee IV 1825 August 23 Richard Bache to Henry Lee IV
Lafayette       Ludwell Lee 1825 August 29  
Richard Henry Lee       James Monroe 1825 August 30 Richard Henry Lee to James MonroePage 2
Ann Rose and Mildred Williamson Robinson Rose       Anne Robinson McCarty Lee 1825 September 26 Ann Rose and Mildred Williamson Robinson Rose to Ann Robinson McCarty Lee, Page 2
John Armstrong       Henry Lee IV 1825 December 6 John Armstrong to Henry Lee IV
David Barton       Henry Lee IV 1826 February 9 David Barton to Henry Lee IV
John Armstrong       Henry Lee IV 1826 February 22 John Armstrong to Henry Lee IV
Henry Lee, IV       Richard T. Brown 1827 December 24 Henry Lee IV to Richard T. Brown
Ann Hill Carter Lee       Sidney Smith Lee 1829 March 24  
Ann Hill Carter Lee       Sidney Smith Lee 1829 April 10  
United States Military Academy       Report 1829 June  
Charles Gratiot       General Orders No. 8 1829 August 11  
Robert E. Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1830 May 8  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1830 September 11  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Robert E. Lee 1830 September 20  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1830 October 30  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1830 November 19  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1830 November 11  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1830 December 1  
Henry Lee, IV       Charles Carter Lee 1831 June 15  
Robert E. Lee       Andrew Talcott 1831 July 13  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee and Robert E. Lee       Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis 1831 September 4  
Ladonia J. Randolph       Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis 1831 September 5  
Bernard Moore Carter       Charles Carter Lee 1832 April 7  
Henry Lee, IV       William Berkeley Lewis 1833 July 26  
Henry Lee IV       Richard T. Brown 1833 August 24  
Robert E. Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1833 September 16  
Robert E. Lee       John Mackay 1833 November 28 Robert E. Lee to John MackayPage 2Page 3
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1834 April 14  
Bank of Virginia       Robert E. Lee 1834 April 24  
Robert E. Lee       Charles Gratiot 1834 November 1 Robert E. Lee to Charles Gratiot
B. M. Carter       Charles Carter Lee 1834 December 12  
Henry Vernon Somerville       Charles Carter Lee 1835 April 22  
Robert E. Lee       Elizabeth Stiles 1836 January 23  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Elizabeth Stiles 1836 January 23  
Henry Lee IV       Anne Robinson McCarty Lee 1837 January  
Anne Robinson McCarty Lee       William B. Lewis 1837 March 11  
Robert E. Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1837 August 15  
Robert E. Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1837 October 8  
Robert E. Lee       Peter Powell and Company 1838 June 28  
Robert E. Lee       Cassius F. Lee 1838 August 20

Robert E. Lee to Cassius F. Lee, Page 2

Rebecca Cooper       John Tabb 1838 December 7  
Robert E. Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1839 January 7  
Robert E. Lee       Hill Carter 1840 January 25  
Anne Robinson McCarty Lee       Death Certificate 1840 August 28  
Louise Gerard       Statement on Death of Ann Lee 1840 August 28  
Sidney Smith Lee       J. C. Howell 1841 April 9  
Robert E. Lee       Adam Thoman 1842 April 30  
Robert E. Lee       C. S. Brainerd 1842 May 21  
Robert E. Lee       Sarah Beaumont 1843 March 11  
Robert E. Lee       John Carroll Brent 1843 April 2  
E. J. Lee       Cassius F. Lee 1844 March 5  
William Hardy       The Pedigree of the Lees 1844 April 17  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1844 September 2  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1844 September 14  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1844 September 17  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis 1844 November 8  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1844 December 14  
Robert E. Lee       Roger Jones 1845 February 21  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1845 May 26  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1845 September 17  
Robert E. Lee       Matha Custis Williams Carter 1846 June 7  
Robert E. Lee       Sidney Smith Lee 1847 March 27  
Matthew C. Perry       John V. Mason 1847 August 8  
Robert E. Lee       John Lind Smith 1847 August 21  
Robert E. Lee       Daily Union 1847 August 22  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Eliza Anne Mackay Stiles 1847 November 1  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1848 February 12  
Robert E. Lee       Sidney Smith Lee 1848 March 4
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1848 May 21
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1849 April 1
Robert E. Lee       Anna Maria Fitzhugh 1850 March 30

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