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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Lexington Va:

28 - Feby 1868

My Dear Sir

I have executed the articles of agreement for the publication of the “Memoirs” of my father, and return one copy. I hope the new edition may be acceptable to the public and meet with a ready sale.

You will see that I have prepared a statement of the contents of the chapters of the memoirs, which I think had better be placed at the beginning of the volume, and the contents of each chapter at its head

Very truly yours

R E Lee


Mr. C. B. Richardson



Source:  Digital scan of original letter, Robert E. Lee Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin

Transcribed by Katie Hall, 2018 June 6

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