Welcome to the Robert E. Lee Papers at the Special Collections Department of the James Graham Leyburn Library at Washington and Lee University. These letters represent W&L's collection, which documents aspects of Lee's life and career as a soldier, educator, friend, and father. W&L's collection of Lee letters is one of several in the U.S. Other major collections are found at the Library of Congress and the Virginia Historical Society. This digital collection represents our expanding efforts to present our Lee collection online.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Robert E. Lee Papers, Coll. 0064, Special Collections, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

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