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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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

Robert E. Lee       Gustavus W. Smith 1863 January 4  
Robert E. Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1863 January 7  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 January 8  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1863 January 10  
Robert E. Lee       John D. Imboden 1863 January 10  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1863 January 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 January 21  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1863 January 26  
Robert E. Lee       William E. Jones 1863 January 27  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1863 January 28  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 January 29  
Robert E. Lee       Joseph B. Kershaw 1863 January 31  
Joseph Christmas Ives       Mary Custis Lee 1863, ca. late January  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 February 1  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1863 February 6  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 February 8  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1863 February 20  
Robert E. Lee       Lucy Lilly Robinson Temple 1863 February 20  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 February 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 March 6  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1863 March 6 (Report of the Battle of the Seven Days)  
William Allan       John Brockenbrough 1863 March 7 William Allan to John Brockenbrough
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 March 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 March 19  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 March 21  
Robert E. Lee       William E. Jones 1863 March 23  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders No. 46 1863 March 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 March 24  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1863 March 25  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1863 March 26

Image of Robert E. Lee, Image of Jefferson Davis, Image of John S. Mosby, Image of Samuel Cooper

Robert E. Lee       Nathan George Evans 1863 March 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 March 27  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 March 27  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1863 March 27  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 April 3  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1863 April 10 (Report of the Battle of Fredericksburg)  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolp Custis Lee 1863 April 12  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 April 19  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 April 24  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1863 May 2  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1863 May 3  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1863 May 3  
Robert E. Lee       Jeb Stuart 1863 May 3  
Robert E. Lee       Jubal Early 1863 May 3  
Robert E. Lee       Lafayette McLaws 1863 May 3  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1863 May 7  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1863 May 7  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1863 May 10  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 May 11  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 61 1863 May 11  
Jefferson Davis       Robert E. Lee 1863 May 11  
Robert E. Lee       Jeb Stuart 1863 May 11  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 May 14  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 May 20  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Jenifer Triplett Haxall 1863 May 20  
Aldert Smedes       Robert E. Lee 1863 May 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 May 23  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1863 May 25  
Robert E. Lee       Jeb Stuart 1863 May 31  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 May 31  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 June 3  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1863 June 8 (Report of Battle of Second Mansass/Second Bull Run)  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 June 9  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1863 June 9  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1863 June 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 June 11  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1863 June 13  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 June 13  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 June 14  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1863 June 15  
Robert E. Lee       A. P. Hill 1863 June 16  
Anne Butler Carter Wickham       Charles Carter Lee ca. 1863 June 17  
James Longstreet       Walter H. Taylor 1863 June 17 James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Robert E. Lee       Jeb Stuart 1863 June 23  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 73 1863 June 27  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1863 June 28  
Robert E. Lee       John D. Imboden 1863 July 1  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1863 July 4  
Robert E. Lee       John D. Imboden 1863 July 4  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1863 July 6  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 July 7  
Robert E. Lee       Jeb Stuart 1863 July 12 (5:30 p.m.)  
Robert E. Lee       Jeb Stuart 1863 July 12 (9:00 p.m.)  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randoph Custis Lee 1863 July 12  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1863 July 13  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1863 July 17  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1863 July 17  
Richard Ewell       Robert E. Lee 1863 July 21  
Robert E. Lee       Elizabeth Stiles 1863 July 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 July 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1863 July 27  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 August 3  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1863 August 8  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 August 9  
Jefferson Davis       Robert E. Lee 1863 August 11  
Robert E. Lee       Army of Northern Virginia 1863 August 13  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 August 16  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1863 August 19 (Report of Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam)  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 August 21  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 September 4  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 September 8  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 September 10  
Robert E. Lee Jr.       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee  1863 September 13  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1863 September 13  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1863 September 23 (Report of the battle of Chancellorsville)  
Alexander Robert Lawton       Robert E. Lee 1863 October 10  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 October 19  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 October 21  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 October 28  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1863 October 31  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 November 1  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 November 5  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1863 November 10  
Robert E. Lee       Marry Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 November 11  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1863 November 17  
Robert E. Lee       Elizabeth Stiles 1863 November 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 November 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1863 November 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 December 4  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 December 5  
Robert E. Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1863 December 12  
Richard P. Ewell       Walter H. Taylor 1863 December 17 Richard P. Ewell to Walter H. Taylor
Jeb Stuart       Walter H. Taylor 1863 December 17 Jeb Stuart to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 December 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 December 27  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1863 December 29  

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