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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Richmond March 1864

My dear little Friends:

Genl Lee gives me such a fine account of your industry that, I am tempted to send you this little basket of working materials which I hope you will find useful in these hard times. I have put in it a handkerchief for your Mamma which she must use for my sake, & I must thank you both for your kind attention to my husband.

Yrs most truly

M. C. Lee




Miss Fannie Nottingham

Care of Rev. C. Gibson,




Source: Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 44, Number 4, October 1936, p. 335

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 January 23                  

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