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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



May 16, 1972

The Mill

Dear Mrs. Gardner,

How very thoughtful of you to send me the fine book with the measured drawings of Stratford Hall. I am delighted with it.

I have for many years now considered Stratford Hall the most handsome home in America and have been there several times.

And I will return again and look forward to meeting you.

With warmest thanks


Andrew Wyeth


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, M2009.512.

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 May 23

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