<br /> Lee Letter: wl180

Washington and Lee University

Sender: G. A. Myers
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

My dear sir:

When I last had the pleasure of seeing you in Richmond, you will remember I proposed with your permission to write to our friend Mr Lawley on the subject of publication of your contemplated “memoirs” in England. In consequence of your acquiescence, I wrote and have just received the reply which I herewith transmit.

If I can in any way be serviceable in accomplishing your wishes, whatever they may be, pray command me.

In reference to Mr Lawley’s remark respecting an English Editor, and any alteration or retouching by him of the work, I would venture to suggest that you adopt the idea, which undoubtedly is worthy of great consideration, all such alterations or modifications should of course be made subject to your own approval alone; as none but the author can properly judge of the effect of any variation from the original text. Hoping that the information obtained may be acceptable to you, I remain With the highest respect and esteem

Your’s

G. A. Myers

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “11 June 1866 G. A. Myers – Encloses letter from Mr Lawley in reference to an English edition of Campaigns in Va 9 Jul – Ansd.” For the enclosed letter, see T. Lawley to Myers, 25 May 1866.