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Lee, George Washington Custis



  • Existence: 1832 - 1913


LL.D., Tulane University. President, W&L, 1871-97; president emeritus, W&L, 1897-1913; acting (Thomas A. Scott) professor of applied mathematics (and astronomy), W&L, 1873-78; 1879-89. Professor military and civil engineering and applied mathematics, VMI, 1865-71. See Who's Who, 1901-02; Trustees' Papers; MSS Catalog.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

C.B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-26

 Item — Box 7: [Barcode: 0000003981], Folder: 13
Abstract In 1865, shortly after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee was approached in Richmond by C.B. Richardson of the University Publishing Company of New York. No contract was signed, but the two came to an informal agreement whereby University Publishing Company would have publication privileges if Lee completed a manuscript. For the next five years the two kept up correspondence, with Lee often requesting materials that Richardson would then search out and furnish for...
Dates: 1865-10-26

Frank E. White Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0330
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of research documents and photographs for Frank E. White's 2008 publication Sailor's Creek: Major General G. W. Custis Lee, Captured with Controversy.

Dates: 2008

George Washington Custis Lee papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0142
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of George Washington Custis Lee's correspondence, commission as major general, recollections collected by Greenlee Letcher, a copy of his will, transcripts of his letters, and a paper on G.W.C. Lee, possibly written by Letcher.

Dates: 1875 - 1913

Grace Memorial Church Records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0367
Scope and Contents

This collection is the minutes of a February 4, 1884 committee meeting at the church describing the funeral of former Virginia governor John Letcher (1813-1884) the week before, and the decision to name a group consisting of Lexington, Virginia notables to write a sketch of Governor Letcher's life. This group included G. W. C. Lee, Francis H. Smith, J. T. Preston, A. T. Barclay, and Col. Edmund Pendleton.

Dates: 1884

Henry A. Ward Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0473
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence between Ward and George Washington Custis Lee during his time as President of Washington and Lee University.

Dates: Inclusive 1875-1878

James Lewis Howe Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0080
Scope and Contents This collection is the papers of James Lewis Howe, professor of chemistry at Washington and Lee University (1894-1938), which include his correspondence concerning the Presbyterian Church and foreign missions, the Washington and Lee University chemistry department, the American Chemical Society and philately. Also included are notes on archival material for and typescript of Annals of Washington and Lee University during the administration of George Washington Custis Lee,...
Dates: Inclusive 1893-1951

Lee, George Washington Custis

 File — Box 8, Folder: 160
Scope and Contents

Original typescript and manuscripts relating to reminiscences of G.W.C. Lee's time as President of Washington and Lee, and his time in Lexington.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Lee, George Washington Custis, 1913 - 1996

 File — Box 6, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

File includes obituary of Lee by the Ring-tum Phi; "From West Point to Fort Point: The Story of George Elliot and Custis Lee"; "Major-General George Washington Custis Lee"; "Last Battles: The Wartime and Postwar Careers of Custis Lee"; and photocopies of items at the National Archives concerning G.W.C. Lee.

Dates: 1913 - 1996

Lee-Jackson Foundation collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0170
Scope and Contents This collection consists of primarly correspondence written by members of the Lee family. Box one consists of eighty-six letters written by members of the Lee Family of Virginia, including Robert E. Lee, his wife Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, their children, his father-in-law, George Washington Parke Custis, and Lees of the 18th through early 20th century. Box two consists of twenty-nine items, most written by and/or received by individuals connected to the Lee and/or Thomas J. “Stonewall”...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1775-1913

Photograph of G. W. C. Lee

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000004206], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Includes 82 items collected by Charles Manson Crutchfield, including 38 photographs some of which are of Confederate generals and were taken by Michael Miley, postcards and printed materials, most of which concern Washington and Lee University and the surrounding city of Lexington, Virginia during the 1880's

Dates: Inclusive 1882-1914; Majority of material found within Bulk 1880-1889

Robert E. Lee to George Washington Custis Lee, 1863-09-30

 File — Box 2: [Barcode: 0000003974], Folder: 76

Robert E. Lee requests that his son take his valued watch to get repaired and send it back as soon as possible.

Dates: 1863-09-30

Robert E. Lee to George Washington Custis Lee, 1845-12-18

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000003921], Folder: 7

Transcribes note from William H.F. Lee to Custis Lee, then discusses Christmas presents and inquires about his studies.

Dates: 1845-12-18

Thomas McAdory Owen Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0093
Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters to and from Owen in connection with his efforts to compile a Robert E. Lee bibliography, several Lee family letters, pictorial representations of the Lees, speeches, and clippings.

Dates: 1864-1920; Majority of material found within 1912-1920

Will, 1846-08-31

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 0000003979], Folder: 13
Scope and Contents From the File:

Included in this folder are two copies of Robert E. Lee's will. One copy is a photograph of the original will. The other copy is a published transcription and facsimile of the will, created by Washington and Lee University in 1928.

Dates: 1846-08-31

William C. Fowler Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0391
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from William Chauncey Fowler to George Washington Custis Lee, who was president of Washington and Lee University at the time. The letters mention connections to George Washington Parke Custis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Inclusive 1872-1876

William Taylor Thom Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0048
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 34 letters, 1865-1870, written to his father while Thom was a student at Washington College, four letters to Thom from various correspondents, college grade reports and programs, and other printed material.

Dates: Inclusive 1865-1890