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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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




August 18th [1872]1


My dear mother

I met Rob in Richmond, & we came here together last Saturday. I will leave here in Wednesday the 20th, & will reach Lexington that night, so leave the door open for me. Rob will not go with me. If I do not go Wednesday, will go Friday.



M. C. Lee


Source: Photocopy of original letter, Mss1 L51 b 60, Lee Family Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 May 29


1. The postcard is undated, but Rob, whom she was visiting, was living at the Rocklands in the summer of 1872.

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