Robert E. Lee

J. E. Pollock

U.S. Mil. Academy West Point N.Y.

20 Nov. 1854


I have recd. the books & papers forwd. by you in behalf of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, for the U.S. Mil. Acady. at West Point, N.Y., viz:

1.   Records of the Royal Military Acady. 1741 to 1840.

2.   General. Rules &c.—Royal Military Academy 1848.

3.   Papers of the Ordnance School at Carshalton, & of the Royal Military Acady. at Woolwich 1853.

4.   Course of Mathematics at R.M.A. 3 vols. 1853.

5.   Treatise on Arty. for R.M.A.  Sect. 1 Part 1, 1853.

6.   Diagrams to Treatise on Arty. Sect. 2 Part 1, 1853.

7.         do                 do               Sect. 2 Part 2 1853.

8.   Arms in use & General. principles of Fortification.

9.   Regns. for admission of Genl. Cadets R. M. A. Woolwich.

10. Regns for admission into the Ordnance School, Carshalton.

11. System for the education of officers of the R.M.A. & R. Engrs.

I beg you will present my acknowledgements to the authorities of the R.M.A. for these books; which I will have placed in the Library of the Academy, in testimony of their kind wishes & interest; & which will be of much value to the Institution.

I will remain with much respect Your Obedt. Servt.

Signed/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, pp. 149–50. Addressed “Col. J. E. Pollock Royal Engrs. Insp. R.M.A. Woolwich, England”