Lexington, va,

24 Oct., 1894.

My Dear Dr.: –

I send you herewith a sketch of my life. It is probably more full than you need for your purposes; but you can cut out as much as you choose – the more the better. I can not give you the dates of commissions, &c.; but if you will get a copy of the Register of the Graduates of the U. S. Mil. Academy by the late Genl. Geo. W. Cullum, you will find a pretty complete record of all its graduates. after you have done with the book I shall be glad to take it off your hands, as I have constant need of it, to answer the many questions that people expect me to answer. I am not sure that I have given the right title of the book, but the one I have given is sufficient to designate it. If you get a copy and do not care to part with it, please send me a Postal Card to that effect, that I may order a copy for myself. Fitz. Lee, who was here, last Saturday evening, says that he never got your letter; but would answer the one Mildred told him he might expect at Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co, Va.

With affectionate greetings to all the members of your family, I remain,

Very sincerely Yrs,

                                                                          G. W. C. Lee

Dr. E. J. Lee,

Philadelphia, Pa.

 

 

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.464

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