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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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

Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Louis M. D. Guillaume ca. 1866-1873  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Louis M. D. Guillaume ca. 1866-1873  
Charles S. Venable       Walter H. Taylor 1866 January 10 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Robert E. Lee       Julie G. Chouteau 1866 March 21  
Robert E. Lee       Francis S. Smith 1866 April 5  
Wesley Norris       National Anti-Slavery Standard 1866 April 14  
Robert E. Lee       Louis M. D. Guillaume 1866 May 13  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1866 May 14  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Louis M. D. Guillaume 1866 May 24  
Mildred Childe Lee       Virginia Cooper Dawson 1866 June 7  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1866 July 7 Robert E. Lee to Edward Lee Childe, 1866 July 7, Page 2
Henry H. Tucker       Robert E. Lee 1866 July 10  
Robert E. Lee       Henry H. Tucker 1866 July 18  
Robert E. Lee       Grace Totten Stevens 1866 July 21  
Charles Carter Lee       Robert E. Lee 1866 July 25  
Robert E. Lee       John W. Brockenbrough 1866 November 16  
Robert E. Lee       Sir John Acton 1866 December 15  
Prospectus of the Southern Association for the benefit of the Widows and Orphans of the Southern States       Prospectus of the Southern Association for the benefit of the Widows and Orphans of the Southern States 1867  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1867 January 5  
             
Robert E. Lee       John A Simkins 1867 January 10  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Minor 1867 January 17  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1867 January 22  
Robert E. Lee       David S. G. Cabell 1867 February 9  
William D. Chipley       Walter H. Taylor 1867 March 7 William D. Chipley to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       John B. Baldwin 1867 May 20  
Varina Davis       Walter H. Taylor 1867 June 3 Varina Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Eliza Snowden Thomas 1867 August 29  
Robert E. Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1867 September 16  
William F. Wickham       Elizabeth Leigh Fry and Anna Campbell Carter Leigh 1867 December 4  
Robert E. Lee       William D. Cabell 1867 December 26  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1868 Janaury 16  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Jonathan Worth 1868 March 12  
Robert E. Lee       Harriet E. Cazenove 1868 March 12  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Lucy Penn Taylor Lee 1868 Spring  
Robert E. Lee       H. T. Mumford 1868 April 4  
Varina Davis       Walter H. Taylor 1868 July 6 Varina Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1868 July 10  
Varina Davis       Walter H. Taylor 1868 July 24 Varina Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1868 September 17  
Robert E. Lee       Helen Taylor 1868 September 29  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1868 October 14  
Robert E. Lee       George Henry Pierce 1868 October 15  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1868 October 25  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1868 November 9  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel H. Tagart 1868 November 20  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1868 November 28  
Charles Carter Lee       Robert E. Lee 1868 December 3  
Robert E. Lee       J. Wilson Brown 1868 December 23  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1869 February 16  
Robert E. Lee       Blanche de Trigueti Childe 1869 February 16  
Robert E. Lee       Students of Washington College 1869 March 30  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel H. Tagart 1869 May 3  
Robert E. Lee       Albert Taylor Beldsoe 1869 May 15  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel H. Tagart 1869 May 18  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Letitia McCreery Burwell 1869 May 25  
Charles Marshall       Walter H. Taylor 1869 June 9 Charles Marshall to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Walter H. Taylor       Charles Marshall 1869 June 12 Walter H. Taylor to Charles Marshall, Page 2 and 3
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1869 July 2  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1869 July 27  
Robert E. Lee       David McConaughy 1869 August 5  
Charles S. Venable       Walter H. Taylor 1869 August 21 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1869 September 9  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1869 September 22  
Robert E. Lee       A. C. Quarrier 1869 November 15  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1869 November 17  
Robert E. Lee       John Barron, Jr. 1869 November 18  
Robert E. Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1869 December 16  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1870 February 19  
Robert E. Lee       Blanche de Trigueti Childe 1870 February 19  
Robert E. Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1870 February 21  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1870 March 8  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Letitia McCreery Burwell 1870 April 19  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1870 June 3  
Robert E. Lee       Cassius F. Lee 1870 June 6  
Robert E. Lee       Benjamin L. Willingham 1870 June 28  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1870 August 22  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1870 October 7  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1870 October 13  
The New York Times       Obituary for Robert E. Lee 1870 October 13  
William Nalle       Columbiana Major Nalle 1870 October 16  
William N. Pendleton       Walter H. Taylor 1870 October 24 files/1870-Oct-24-WN-Pendleton-to-WH-Taylor-1-2.jpg, Page 2
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Letitia McCreery Burwell 1870 November 15  
Charles S. Venable       Walter H. Taylor 1870 December 3 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
George Washington Custis Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1870 December 6 George Washington Custis Lee to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Unknown 1870 December 23  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1871 February 6  
Jubal A. Early       Walter H. Taylor 1871 April 9 Jubal A. Early to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
John Hite Lee       Cassius F. Lee, Jr 1871 Jun 12  
Edward P. Alexander       Walter H. Taylor 1871 September 4 Edward P. Alexander to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Cassius F. Lee, Sr 1872 January 3  
George Washington Custis Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1872 November 13 George Washington Custis Lee to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Phoebe Cocke 1873  
Wade Hampton       Walter H. Taylor 1873 February 8 Wade Hampton to Walter H. Taylor
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Unknown 1873 March 9  Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee to UnknownPage 2
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Louis M. D. Guillaume 1873 June 3  
Wade Hampton       Walter H. Taylor 1873 December 22 Wade Hampton to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Benjamin H. Hill       "Robert E. Lee" 1874  
Charles O'Conor       Roger A. Pryor Jr. 1874 March 4  
Daniel H. Hill       Jubal A. Early 1874 April 10 Daniel H. Hill to Jubal A. Early, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
John Lee Carroll       Fitzhugh Lee 1874 April 15 John Lee Carroll to Fitzhugh Lee, Page 2
Jubal A. Early       Walter H. Taylor 1874 April 29 Jubal A. Early to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Walter H. Taylor         1874 August 22 Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Jefferson Davis       Sidney Lanier 1875 January 24  
James Longstreet       Walter H. Taylor 1875 April 20 James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Walter H. Taylor       James Longstreet 1875 April 28 Walter H. Taylor to James Longstreet, Page 2
James Longstreet       Walter H. Taylor 1875 May 31 James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Jubal A. Early       Walter H. Taylor 1876 May 2 Jubal A. Early to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Jefferson Davis       Walter H. Taylor 1877 March 3 Jefferson Davis to Walter H. Taylor
Jefferson Davis       Walter H. Taylor 1877 March 25 Jefferson Davis to Walter H. Taylor
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1877 October 6 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Lafayette McLaws       Walter H. Taylor 1878 January 24 Lafayette McLaws to Walter H. Taylor
Jefferson Davis       Walter H. Taylor 1878 January 31 Jefferson Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Samuel Phillips Lee       Henrietta B. Lee 1878 February 25 Samuel Phillips Lee to Henrietta B. Lee
Charles S. Venable       Walter H. Taylor 1878 March 29 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6
Cassius F. Lee       Edmund Jennings Lee 1879 December 4  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee       Marcus J. Wright 1881 April 20 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee to Marcus J. WrightPage 2
Mildred Lee       Edmund J. Lee 1882 October 12  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee       Charles Kerr 1883 January 4  
George Washington Custis Lee       A.L. Johnson 1884 November 22  
Jefferson and Varina Davis       Walter H. Taylor 1886 December 26 Jefferson and Varina Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Fitzhugh Lee       Calling Card 1887 January 11  
Walter H. Taylor       Garnet Wolseley 1887 April 29 Walter H. Taylor to Garnet Wolseley, Page 2
Garnet Wolseley       Walter H. Taylor 1887 May 21 Garnet Wolseley to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Envelope Side 1, Envelope Side 2
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee       O. H. Peck 1888 Feburary 14 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee to O. H. Peck
George Washington Custis Lee       Statement of Robert E. Lee 1888 May 4  
Lucy Penn Taylor Lee       Ella Goodrum Lee 1888 May 30  
Lucy Penn Taylor Lee       George Taylor Lee 1888 June 2  
Lucy Penn Taylor Lee       George Taylor Lee 1888 June 12  
Lucy Penn Taylor Lee       George Taylor Lee 1888 November 14  
Fitzhugh Lee       Cassius F. Lee, Jr. 1889 May 11  
George Washington Custis Lee       Richard A. Brock 1891 August 11  
William Mahone       Walter H. Taylor 1891 November 28 William Mahone to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
William Mahone       Walter H. Taylor 1891 November 29 William Mahone to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Henrietta B. Lee       Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 January 15  
William S. Cralle       Cassius F. Lee 1892 January 22  
James Henry Lea       Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 January 27  
James Henry Lea       Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 February 4  
Fitzhugh Lee       Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 March 3 Fitzhugh Lee to Edmund Jennings Lee
William S. Cralle       Cassius F. Lee 1892 May 12  
George Washington Custis Lee       Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 May 17 George Washington Custis Lee to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2Page 3Page 4
James Longstreet       Walter H. Taylor 1892 August 19 James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor
Mary D. Gouverneur       Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 November 28  
Mary D. Gouverneur       Edmund Jennings Lee 1893 January 20 Mary D. Gouverneur to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2
James Longstreet       Walter H. Taylor 1893 May 17 James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor
James Longstreet       Walter H. Taylor 1894 March 6 James Longstreet-to Walter H. Taylor, 1894 March 6
Charles S. Venable            Walter H. Taylor 1894 March 9 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, 1894 March 9, Page 2
Catlett C. Taliaferro       Walter H. Taylor 1894 April 11 C. C. Taliaferro to Walter H. Taylor, 1894 April 11
George Washington Custis Lee       Edmund Jennings Lee 1894 October 24 George Washington Custis Lee to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2Page 3Page 4
Samuel Phillips Lee       Edmund Jennings Lee 1895 June 6 Samuel Phillips Lee to Edmund Jennings Lee
Charles Henry Lee       Edmund Jennings Lee 1895 June 12 Charles Henry Lee to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2
Richard Henry Lee       Edmund Jennings Lee 1895 July 18 Richard Henry Lee to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2
Robert E. Lee Jr.       Miss Alice 1904 April 1  
George Washington Custis Lee       Eliza Preston Benton McDowell Wolff 1905 August 10  
George Washington Custis Lee       Statement 1908 January 6  
Charles William Penn Brock       George Patterson 1908 May 2  
George M. Lee       Daisy 1913 Janaury 7  
Kate Cabell Cox       Richard Henry Stuart 1916 November 24  
Nancy Astor       Clarence J. Astor 1925 April 17  
Cazenove Gardner Lee       Lucy Brown Beale 1929 July 5  
Douglas Southall Freeman       Grace Beale Cunningham 1935 March 1  
Douglas Southall Freeman       Elizabeth Copeland Norfleet 1948 May 31 and 1948 June 4  
Andrew Wyeth       Florence Gardner 1972 May 16  
United States Senate       Senate Joint Resolution 23 1975 August 5  
Richard B. Smith       Sherwood Smith 1975 October 10  
Richard B. Smith       Nancy Marshall 1975 November 20  

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