<br /> Lee Letter: wl013

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Gilbert B. Gibson
Recipient: Robert E.Lee

Dear Sir

Excuse the liberty I take in addressing you, my object being to ascertain if students will be received in Washington College on the 1st of February 1866, or only at the opening of the College in the fall. If allowed to enter with February, I wish to know the conditions on which they can enter, their expenses from this time to the close of College and if anything is lost in a pecuniary point of view, or otherwise, by their entering at that time, in preference to fall the opening of College in the fall. Will please give me the desired information, Send a catalogue of the College and oblige,

Yours Respectfully

Gilbert B. Gibson

Direct to Paris Fauquier Co. Va.


Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “27 Dec ‘65 Gilbert B. Gibson in reference to W. C. Ansd 5 Dec ’65.” Lee apparently answered the letter on 5 January 1866.