<br /> Lee Letter: w117

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Eleanor Agnes Lee
Recipient: Mary E. McCormick McDonald

Dear Mary,

Finding that – at least one wagon (Womindorrf’s) hadn’t been to yr. house today. I send you a basket by way of remembrance. The pears of course are to ripen in a drawer. Tell Capt McDonald the roses are rather imperfect – blooms of some of the roses I & the remarkable want him to take cuttings from & the remarkable oranges I found on one of them this morning goes with them.

Of course in a hurry – affec

A. Lee


Robert E. Lee Papers (064 collection)Leyburn Library

This letter, addressed to “Mrs. McDonald,” was written after the 1869 marriage of Mary E. McCormick to Marshall McDonald.