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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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

Matthew Calbraith Butler       Walter H. Taylor 1865 January 2  
Braxton Bragg       Walter H. Taylor 1865 January 2  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee 1865 January 3  
Braxton Bragg       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 6  
Zebulon B. Vance       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 6  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon

1865 January 8

 
James Longstreet       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 8  
Charles S. Venable       Special Orders No. 8 1865 January 9  
Robert E. Lee       Wade Hampton 1865 January 9  
James Longstreet       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 9  
Robert E. Lee       Andrew Hunter 1865 January 11  
Jeferson Davis       Robert E. Lee  1865 January 16  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1865 January 16  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1865 January 16  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 January 17  
Jefferson Davis       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 18  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1865 January 18  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1865 January 19  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1865 January 20  
Thomas S. Bocock       Jefferson Davis 1865 January 21  
W. L. Bradford       Sidney Smith Lee 1865 January 24  
Braxton Bragg       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 25  
Robert E. Lee       Unknown 1865 January 25  
Braxton Bragg       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 January 29  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1865 January 30  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 3  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1865 February 4  
Samuel Cooper       General Orders No. 3 1865 February 6  
Robert E. Lee       William Smith 1865 February 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 11  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 12  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee 1865 February 16  
Robert E. Lee       Ethelbert Barksdale 1865 February 18  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 18  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 21  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 21  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1865 February 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 23  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 February 24  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 March [no day]  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 1  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 10  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 12  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 14  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 March 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 19  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee 1865 March 21  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1865 March 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 24  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 March 27  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 March 27 (second missive)  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 27  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 March 28  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 March 28  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 March 29  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 March 31  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 April 1  
Robert E. Lee       Citizens of Amelia Court House 1865 April 4  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders 1865 April 9  
Robert E. Lee       Parole 1865 April 9  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1865 April 9  
John Gibbon       Articles of Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia 1865 April 10  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 9 1865 April 10  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1865 April 12  
James M. Noonan       Robert E. Lee 1865 April 17  
Thomas M. Cook       Robert E. Lee 1865 April 23  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Lucy Penn Taylor Lee 1865 April 26  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1865 April 27  
Thomas M. Cook       Robert E. Lee 1865 April 29  
John Stewart       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 May 1  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1865 May 2  
William H. Platt       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 5  
Charles Benjamin Richardson       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 5  
Robert E. Lee       Belle Stewart 1865 May 9  
Hanson A. Risley           Robert E. Lee 1865 May 9  
John Letcher       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 15  
Robert E. Lee       S. B. Anderson 1865 May 17  
William D. Cabell       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 23  
Robert E. Lee       Parole of Robert E. Lee 1865 May 25  
George M. Brockett       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 27  
Robert E. Lee       Andrew Johnson 1865 June 13  
Phineas J. Horwitz       William Grier 1865 June 16  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1865 June 17  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Louise Patteson Branch 1865 June 19  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1865 June 20  
Robert E. Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1865 June 21  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1865 June 24  
Robert E. Lee       Unknown 1865 June 24  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Octavia Robinson Haxall 1865 June 25  
Robert E. Lee       Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1865 July 10  
Robert E. Lee       Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1865 July 22  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Cocke 1865 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1865 July 31  
Mildred Childe Lee       John Preston Cocke 1865 July-August  
Robert E. Lee       Trustees of Washington College 1865 August 24  
Robert E. Lee       John Letcher 1865 August 28  
Eli Metcalfe Bruce       Robert E. Lee 1865 August 29  
Robert E. Lee       Philip Slaughter 1865 August 31  
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard       Robert E. Lee 1865 September 1  
Robert E. Lee       Josiah Tatnall 1865 September 7  
Robert E. Lee       Matthew Fontaine Maury 1865 September 8  
Robert E. Lee       Nannie Enders 1865 September 8  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 September 19  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 September 25  
Robert E. Lee       Charles A. Davidson 1865 October 2  
Robert E. Lee       Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 1865 October 3  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 3  
Robert E. Lee       Williams Carter Wickham 1865 October 3  
Robert E. Lee       Testimonial 1865 October 3  
Edward A. Pollard       Robert E. Lee 1865 October 4  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 10  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 19  
Robert E. Lee       Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1865 October 19  
Wade Hampton       Robert E. Lee 1865 November 2  
Robert E. Lee       Testimonial 1865 November 6  
Jonathan Echols       Robert E. Lee 1865 November 23  
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard       Robert E. Lee 1865 November 25  
Robert E. Lee       Collett Leventhorpe 1865 December 4  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1865 December 20  

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