Contents and Arrangement

Lee, Henry: Letter to Alexander William, 20 October 1779

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected letters and documents by and about two branches of the Lee family of Virginia. Included are letters of Charles Lee, Fitzhugh Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Henry Lee ("Light-Horse Harry Lee"), Richard Henry Lee, and Robert E. Lee. Other correspondents include John Fitzgerald, Socrates Maupin, John Nicholson, Ebenezer Rockwood, Winthrop Sergeant, and J. D. Woodward. The documents include "A return of the clothing on hand of the sick at the General's Hospital . . . ," signed by Andrew Lee; a copy of a statement of Henry Lee's indebtedness to Bushrod Washington; and a power of attorney for Richard Wells, signed by Richard Henry Lee and dated 1794, allowing Wells to receive interest accruing from stocks and bonds on Lee's behalf. Also included is a steel engraved portrait of Henry Lee done by J. Herring, as well as documents concerning Henry Lee's estate, copies of letters by Arthur Lee, written in English and in French, and typewritten copies of ten letters of Robert E. Lee to his friend John Mackay.

Collection History


AM 18442

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Lee, Henry: Letter to Alexander William; Lee Family Collection, C1108, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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