<br /> Lee Letter: wl197

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Henry Crommelin
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Dr. Sir.

I am anxious to enter Washington College next October. I write to ascertain if it is necessary for me to study Greek before doing so. Having been in the Army for four years, I lost much time from school, and if Greek is not necessary, I would prefer devoting my time to some other study, as I have but a short period to prepare in.

Will you send me a catalogue of your College, or a list of books used preparatory to entering it. Hoping to hear soon. I am

Your Most Obd’t Serv’t

Henry Crommelin

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “Alabama 18 June 1866 Henry Crommelin Circular 20 June Sent.”