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Collection Number: 00422-z

Collection Title: Robert E. Lee Papers, 1847; 1862-1869

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Size 27 items.
Abstract Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the Confederate Army and military advisor to Jefferson Davis, 1861-1862; commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1862-1865; general in chief of all Confederate armies, 1865; president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), 1865-1870. The collection includes two original letters from Robert E. Lee, one, 10 April 1866, to Perrin Busbee about the latter's appointment to West Point, and one, 16 November 1863, to R. H. Graves, about locating the remains of Captain H. A. Gordon at Gettysburg; miscellaneous copies of items by Lee, including a copy of a letter, 4 May 1863, from Lee to Stonewall Jackson; newspaper clippings about Lee; and an 1847 detailed pen-and-ink drawing of routes from Mexico City to Zacaticas, Mexico, complied by Lee as captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the War with Mexico, 1845-1848.
Creator Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
Photocopies have been substituted for original Robert E. Lee letters. Originals may be viewed upon request.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from various sources, including Mrs. Emanuel Wallenstein of Richmond, Va., December 1948; Mrs. R. H. Graves, 1897 (transferred from the North Carolina Collection); Frank P. Graham of Chapel Hill, N.C., August 1935; and transfer from the James King Hall Papers (#1563).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Robert E. Lee, United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the Confederate Army and military advisor to Jefferson Davis, 1861-1862; commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1862-1865; general in chief of all Confederate armies, 1865; president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), 1865-1870.

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The collection includes two original letters from Robert E. Lee, one, 10 April 1866, to Perrin Busbee about the latter's appointment to West Point, and one, 16 November 1863, to R. H. Graves, about locating the remains of Captain H. A. Gordon at Gettysburg; miscellaneous copies of items by Lee, including a copy of a letter, 4 May 1863, from Lee to Stonewall Jackson; newspaper clippings about Lee; and an 1847 detailed pen-and-ink drawing of routes from Mexico City to Zacaticas, Mexico, complied by Lee as captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the War with Mexico, 1845-1848.

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27 items.

Original, transcribed, and copied documents by and about Robert E. Lee.

Folder 1 contains a photostatic copy of a 16 May 1862 letter to Maria Sims of Clover Depot, Halifax County, Va.; a transcript of a 4 May 1863 letter from Lee to Stonewall Jackson expressing regret over Jackson's wounds; a 26 Nov. 1863 letter from Lee to R. H. Graves in response to an inquiry as to the possibility of locating the remains of Captain H. A. Gordon, who was killed at Gettysburg; a facsimile copy of Lee's General Order No. 9, 10 April 1865; a 10 April 1866 letter from Lee to Perrin Busbee concerning his appointment to West Point; and a photostatic copy of a letter from Lee to parents of a student at Washington College who was not keeping up with his classes.

Folder 2 contains contemporary newspaper clippings about Lee. Items separated include a souvenir copy of Lee's farewell address, 10 April 1865, and an 1847 detailed pen-and-ink drawing of routes from Mexico City to Zacaticas, Mexico, compiled by Lee as captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the War with Mexico, 1845-1848.

Folder 1

1862-1869 #00422-z, Series: "Papers, 1847, 1862-1869. " Folder 1

SEP-422/1

Two letters from Robert E. Lee #00422-z, Series: "Papers, 1847, 1862-1869. " SEP-422/1

A letter to R. H. Graves regarding an inquiry as to the possibility of locating the remains of Captain H. A. Gordon, who was killed at Gettysburg; and a letter to Perrin Busbee regarding Busbee's appointment to West Point.

Restriction to Access: The original item is not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options.

Folder 2

Clippings #00422-z, Series: "Papers, 1847, 1862-1869. " Folder 2

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-422/1

Detailed pen-and-ink drawing of routes from Mexico City to Zacaticas, Mexico, 1847 #00422-z, Series: "Papers, 1847, 1862-1869. " XOPF-422/1

Compiled by Lee as captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Image Folder PF-422/1

Framed souvenir copy of Lee's farewell address, 10 April 1865 #00422-z, Series: "Papers, 1847, 1862-1869. " PF-422/1

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