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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



Ravensworth, Faifax County, Va.,

January 6, 1908.


This old fashioned, silver watch, that had belonged to my grandfather, G. W. P. Custis, was worn by my father, Genl. R. E. Lee, during the war of 1861-1865.

G.W.C. Lee


Was given to G. W. P. Custis by George Washington




Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 5, M2009.496 , Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 November 30












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