• The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia

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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



Lexington, Va., 28th Jan., 1867

Mrs. I. C. Thompson. I rec. to-day your letter of the 24th instant, and send the articles you request.

Your generous efforts to relieve the wants of the Infant Orphans will, I am sure, be successful, for a cause so benevolent cannot fail to receive support, in a city so distinguished for its charity and liberality as Baltimore.

Very respectfully,

Your obt. servt.,

R E Lee


I must apologize for the condition of the knife by stating that it was my companion during the War.




Source: Valentine Museum, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2022 April 14

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