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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 editor, Colin Woodward, at  (804) 493-1940, about how you can contribute to this historic project.


 

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More than 4,800 letters, legal documents, books, and other papers are available at the Lee Family Digital Archive. New documents are added daily. Items uploaded before September 2015 are found at this link.

To view a transcript of a letter, click on either the sender or recipient name. We are in the process of adding scanned images of letters, which will be available in the "Original" column.

To see letters we have uploaded into our new format, see the list below:

Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 1 1864 January 1  
Fitzhugh Lee       Jubal Early 1864 January 1  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 January 2  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 January 4  
Jefferson Davis       Robert E. Lee 1864 January 4  
Robert E. Lee       Lucius B. Northrop 1864 January 5  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Jones 1864 January 5  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 January 6  
Robert E. Lee       Jubal Early 1864 January 6  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 January 8  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randoph Custis Lee 1864 January 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 January 12  
James A. Seddon       Walter H. Taylor 1864 January 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 January 15  
Lavinia Randolph Deas Mason       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 January 18  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 January 20 (report of the battle of Gettysburg)  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders No. 7 1864 January 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 January 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 February 6  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 February 8  
Stephen F. Cameron       Robert E. Lee 1864 February 13  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 February 14  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Frances Nottingham 1864 March [no day]  
Fitzhugh Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 March 4  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 March 5  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 March 6  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1864 March 8  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Willis 1864 March 11  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 18  
Robert E. Lee       Caroline Calvert Stuart Holliday 1864 March 19  
Robert E. Lee       Margaret Stuart Hunter 1864 March 20  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 20  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 March 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 24  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 March 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 27  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 March 29  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 30  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Francis H. Smith 1864 March 30  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 April 1  

Robert E. Lee

      George Gordon Meade 1864 April 1  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 2  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 April 3  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 3  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 9  
George Gordon Meade       Robert E. Lee 1864 April 17  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1864 April 20  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 21  
Robert E. Lee       James B. Ferguson 1864 April 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 27  
Robert E. Lee       Margaret Stuart Hunter 1864 April 28  
Fitzhugh Lee       William Smith 1864 April 30 Fitzhugh Lee to William Smith
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 April 30  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 30  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 2  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 May 4  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 May 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 12  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 May 12  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 16  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1864 May 16  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 16  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 May 18  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 20  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 44 1864 May 20  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 21  
Robert E. Lee       Richard H. Anderson 1864 May 21  
John Singleton Mosby       Robert E. Lee 1864 May 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 23  
Robert E. Lee       John D. Imboden 1864 May 25  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 26  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 27  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 28  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 29  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 2  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 3  
Robert E. Lee       Circular 1864 June 3  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 4  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 5  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 June 5  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 6  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 June 6  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 6  
Robert E. Lee       Braxton Bragg 1864 June 7  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 June 7  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 7  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 7  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 8  
Braxton Bragg       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 10  
Robert E. Lee       Braxton Bragg 1864 June 10  
Robert E. Lee       A. P. Hill 1864 June  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 12  
Robert E. Lee       Jubal A. Early 1864 June 18  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 19  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 24  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 24  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 24 (second missive)  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 24  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 June 25  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 25  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 26 (second missive)  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 26 (third missive)  
Fitzhugh Lee       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       Fitzhugh Lee 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 28  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1864 June 28  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 30  
Robert E. Lee       Francis H. Smith 1864 July 4  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1864 July 5  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 6  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 7  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 7  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 July 8  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 8  
George Washington Custis Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 8  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 8  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 July 9  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 9  
George Washington Custis Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 10  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 July 10  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 11  
James A. Seddon        Robert E. Lee 1864 July 13  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 13  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 13  
Wade Hampton       Charles S. Venable 1864 July 13  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 July 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 16  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 18  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 19  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 July 19  
Robert E. Lee       Indorsement 1864 July 20  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 July 20  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 20  
Sidney Smith Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1864 July 21 Sidney Smith Lee to Walter H. Taylor, 1864 July 21
Robert E. Lee       Wade Hampton 1864 July 22  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 23 (second missive)  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 23  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 23  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 24  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 July 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 24  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 25  
Robert E. Lee       Richard H. Anderson 1864 July 27  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Thomas L. Rosser 1864 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Richard H. Anderson 1864 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Richard H. Naderson 1864 July 29  
Robert E. Lee       Moxley Sorrel 1864 July 29  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 30  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 30  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 31  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 August 7  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 54 1864 August 10  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 August 12  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee 1864 August 12  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 August 14  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 August 14  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 August 14  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 August 17  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 August 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Tinsley Kindred 1864 August 23  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 August 23  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 August 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 August 28  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mary Tinsley Kindred 1864 September 1  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 September 2  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 September 5  
Edwin Gray Lee       William Nelson Pendleton 1864 September 10 Edwin Gray Lee to William Nelson PendletonPage 2
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 September 10  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Ann Hyde Fowlkes 1864 September 17  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 September 17  
Fitzhugh Lee       Unknown 1864 September 17  Fitzhugh Lee
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 September 18  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 September 18  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 September 25  
Robert E. Lee       Braxton Bragg 1864 September 26  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 1864 October  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 October 1  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 October 2  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 October 3  
Robert E. Lee       James B. Seddon 1864 October 4  
William Smith       Robert E. Lee 1864 October 6  
Robert E. Lee       James B. Ferguson 1864 October 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 October 9  
Robert E. Lee       William Smith 1864 October 10  
Robert E. Lee       Jubal Early 1864 October 12  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1864 October 12  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 October 14  
Robert E. Lee       William Smith 1864 October 14  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 October 18  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1864 October 18  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 October 19  
Jubal A. Early       Walter H. Taylor 1864 October 20 Jubal A. Early to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 October 25  
Robert E. Lee       A. P. Hill 1864 October 31  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 October 31  
Robert E. Lee       Fitzhugh Lee 1864 November 2  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 November 6  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 12  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 November 14  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 15  
Robert E. Lee       Robert Taylor 1864 November 16  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 16  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 November 20  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 20  
Robert E. Lee       Jeremy Francis Gilmer 1864 November 21  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 30  
Robert Granderson Cole       Lucius B. Northrop 1864 November 30  
Lucius B. Northrop       Robert Granderson Cole 1864 December 10  
Lucius B. Northrop       Robert E. Lee 1864 December 13  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 December 13  
Robert E. Lee       Zebulon Vance 1864 December 14  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mary Anna Randolph Cuistis Lee 1864 December 14  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 December 17  
Robert E. Lee       Henry Coalter Cabell 1864 December 19  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 December 19  
Eli Hamilton Janney       Robert E. Lee 1864 December 22  
Robert F. Hoke       Robert E. Lee 1864 December 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 December 30  
Eleanor Beverley Meade       Rebecca Wormeley Beverley Meade 1864 December 31  

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