Locket containing General Lee’s hair1

For my little friend

            Eliza Snowden Thomas

                        from Mary Custis Lee

August 29th 1867

a lock of Genl R.E. Lee’s hair

(On reverse: Miss E.S. Thomas)


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.351

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 May 25

1. Locket with hair on exhibit in Reception Center, Stratford Hall, VA