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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Richmond 17 May ’65


My dear Sir,    


            I can only return you my Sincere thanks for the Strawberries, milk bread & butter you have so Kindly sent us. They were all very nice & much enjoyed by Mrs. Lee.

            For your prayers & friendship I am truly grateful & I am joined by Mrs. Lee in Cordial regards to Mrs. Anderson & your daughter for their Kindness.

            I am glad to inform you that my son Robert has got in Safely.

            Wishing you every happiness,


I am very truly yours,

R E Lee




Dr. S. B. Anderson


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.301, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 September 23


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