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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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; 13 May ’66


My dear Sir


            The portraits which you so kindly renovated for me, reached me safely last evg. and so well has your work been done, that I can scarcely distinguish a trace of the injury which befell them.

            The pictures of Genl & Mrs. Washington, are the last that were ever were taken of them, and besides their intrinsic value, are associated with my most pleasing recollections of byegone days 

            Please accept my sincere thanks for your kindness, and my earnest wishes for your welfare

With great respect

your obt sevt,

R E Lee

Mr. Guillaume




Source: Photostat of original in the Henry Woodhouse Collection, vertical files, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 April 14

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