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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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




Mr. A. L. Johnson,

            1202 F. Street, N. W.,

                        Washington, D.C.



Lexington, VA,

22 Nov., 1884

Mr. A.L. Johnson,

Washington, DC

My Dear Sir:

            I have received your letter of the 19th inst.

            The steel watch-chain given to you by me, some years ago, belonged to, and was worn by, my father, the late Genl. R. E. Lee.

Very respectfully yrs,

G.W.C. Lee


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.434

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 May 26

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