<br /> Lee Letter: wl177

Washington and Lee University

Sender: William F. Brookes
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Dear Sir.

In looking over one of the papers, I saw an advertisement of your school, and it struck me at the time that I would like to have a Circular. You will oblige me very much indeed by forwarding one or two.

General will you please be so kind as to let me know something about your son Robert, we were schoolmates together at Mr. R. J. Amblers and were intimate friends. I have not seen him since I left you will please let me have his direction and one more favor. I have to ask of you and that is please to send me your Autograph which I will value very highly enclosed you will find money for mailing the Circulars I don’t suppose it will take more than that. With my best wishes for yourself and success of your school. I remain General

your Obdt Sv’t.

Lt Wm. F. Brookes

Address Care John B. Dangerfield Esq


Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “11 Jul 66 Wm F. Brookes Catalogue 16 Jul – Sent.”