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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Lexington, va,

24 Oct., 1894.

My Dear Dr.: -

I send you herewith a sketch of my life. It is probably more full than you need for your purposes; but you can cut out as much as you choose – the more the better. I can not give you the dates of commissions, &c.; but if you will get a copy of the Register of the Graduates of the U. S. Mil. Academy by the late Genl. Geo. W. Cullum, you will find a pretty complete record of all its graduates. after you have done with the book I shall be glad to take it off your hands, as I have constant need of it, to answer the many questions that people expect me to answer. I am not sure that I have given the right title of the book, but the one I have given is sufficient to designate it. If you get a copy and do not care to part with it, please send me a Postal Card to that effect, that I may order a copy for myself. Fitz. Lee, who was here, last Saturday evening, says that he never got your letter; but would answer the one Mildred told him he might expect at Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co, Va.

With affectionate greetings to all the members of your family, I remain,

Very sincerely Yrs,

                                                                          G. W. C. Lee

Dr. E. J. Lee,

Philadelphia, Pa.



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.464

Uploaded by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 13

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