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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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




Jan 5 1906

Dear Father

I hope you are well. Ella is going away and we are going to get another named Ania and when Ania goes way I hope we will get Leanna again. Your loving daughter

Mary Custis Lee




Source: Photocopy of original letter, Mary Custis Lee Papers, Mss1 L5144 a, Section 62, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 December 20       

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