Lexington, Va.,

2 July, 1887


My Dear Mr Valentine:

I think you told me, some time ago, that you had a coat of my father’s, and possibly something else. Will you be kind enough to let the State Treasurer, A. M. Harman, Jr., have the coat, &c, for the use of the “Lee Monument Board.” I am very sorry that the work was not given to you, and hoped up to the last moment that this would be done.

With best wishes for your happiness, I remain

Very truly yrs.,

G.W.C. Lee


E. V. Valentine, Esq.,

Richmond, Va.





Source: Digital copy of original letter, Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 May 31