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Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Algernon Sidney Vigus to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-09

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 53
Scope and Contents

This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Algernon Sidney Vigus. Vigus explains that he has acquired Lee family letters removed from the Lee family home at Arlington during the Civil War and that he'd like to return them. Vigus asks to keep one of the letters, to a Custis family member from London in 1728. Vigus ultimately returned the correspondence and Lee honored Vigus' request for the 1728 letter.

Dates: 1866-04-09

Charles W. Cole to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-28

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents

This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Charles W. Cole. Originally this letter was given to Lee with two books, "Rollin's Belles Lettres" and "The Letters of Cicero" that came from his home in Arlington. This letter is an explanation for how Cole obtained them and why he is giving them back.

Dates: 1866-03-28

Sam Beach Jones to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 60
Scope and Contents

This letter by the Reverend Samuel Beach Jones is addressed to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Jones mentions locating artwork and possibly a book possibly removed Arlington House during the war. The book he mentions was inscribed to Charles A. Atkinson. Jones offers to fund raise for Washington College.

Dates: 1866-05-15

Unsigned note to Lee dated April 28th, 1866, 1866-04-28

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 56
Scope and Contents

The note explains a parcel of books from Algernon Sidney Vigus to Robert E. Lee that Vigus had removed from the Lee family's library at "Arlington House" during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1866-04-28

William H. Hope to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-10

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 53
Scope and Contents

Hope, a real estate lawyer in Virginia, wishes to assist Lee in recovering his Arlington estate. He includes a newspaper annnouncing that Union soldiers killed at numnerous wartime battlefields would be reinterred at Arlington and that a memorial would be placed there in their honor.

Dates: 1866-04-10