Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

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

Dec. 29, 1854


I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of the Dept. letter of the 19th Inst. covering lists of books wanted for the files of the Dept.- I will forward by Express on the 30th as follows: viz of those on list A.

SentDavies Segendres Geometry & Trigonometry
Sargeants Elocution
Davies Spherical Projections and Warped Surfaces
Davies Surveying
Church’s Calculus
Davis’ Electricity and Magnetism
Bartlett’s Acoustics & Optics
Rowans’ Morceaux choises des Auteurs Modernes
Mahans Stone Cutting
Not SentHales History of the United States—not yet received for the Academy
Webers Outline of Universal History do do do do
Mahan’s Intellectual Philosophy do do do do
Mahan’s Civil Engineering.—A copy of this work was furnished for the
Department on requisition dated June 4, 1849

Of those on List B, being later editions than on the Dept. file and much changed.

SentDavies Bourdon
Church’s Analytical Geometry
Bartletts Philosophy—Mechanics
Gummere’s Astronomy
Bullions Grammar
Blairs Rhetoric
Whatelys Logic
Thurings Artillery

The remainder of the books on List B are either reprints of the Edns. Or nearly the same as those mentioned as being on file.

I also forward in the same Box—

Records of the Royal Military Academy 1741 to 1840 1 Vol. folio & Course of Mathematics, Royal Mil. Acady. Vol 1st—duplicates of which we have in the

Enclosed are copies of the catalogues of the Library of the Acady. one for Col. DeRussy—the other for A. Valtemare Esq.—which I send you in hopes that they may be forwarded free.—

I am very respectfullySigned/ R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 168. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief of Engineers Washington City D.C.”