• The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia

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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Carolina Life Insurance Company,

Memphis, Tennessee

Jefferson Davis, Pres.                                                                         Gen. W. M. Browne, Sec.

Baltimore Branch Office

17 German St., near South.

Gen, Wade Hampton, Prest. D. C. Trimble, Sec. K. Witmer, Gen. Agt.

R[i]ch[mond], Va., Feb 8th 1873


My Dear Colonel,

            If you can do so without inconvenience, I write that you would give us your influence in helping our Co. You can do us much good. Not only in Norfolk, but throughout the state & I trust therefore that you may be able to give us the benefit of your name. With my best wishes I am

Very truly yrs,

Wade Hampton

Col. W. H. Taylor


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.402

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 15

Reference Shelf

Data Collections

About the Project

Website by Fresh Look Web Design
Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved