Historical Digital Archive

Welcome to the Lee Family Digital Archive! Our editorial staff is working hard to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Lee family documents ever assembled. The project has been hosted by Stratford Hall since 2014.

Robert E. Lee to Mary Johnston, 24 September 1867

Lexington VA: Sept 24 1867 My dear Mrs. Johnston, I appreciate the compliment you have paid me by bestowing my name upon your bright little boy, whose career in life may be useful and happy. I am much obliged to you for his photograph, in poor return send him my own....