date(s):
1834-1967
creator(s):
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
subject(s):
Armed Forces; War of 1812; Harbors; Mississippi River; Channelization
place(s):
United States; Missouri; St Louis
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0886 Lee, Robert E. Collection Inventory of Robert E. Lee Collection A0886 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:25:40 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Robert E. Lee Collection Kayser, Henry, 1811-1884 Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 A0886 0.25 Cubic Feet (4 folders) 1834-1967 Processing Information Processed by Christopher Gordon, January 2003. Donor Information The items in the collection were received from various donors or purchased from manuscript dealers. Biographical Sketch Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the son of Henry and Ann Hill Carter Lee. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1829 and chose the corps of engineers as his department of service. Lee was commissioned second lieutenant of engineers in July 1829. In the summer of 1837, Lee traveled to St. Louis to superintend a project to protect the St. Louis harbor from shifts in the channel of the Mississippi River. While working on the project he rose to the rank of captain in July 1838. He remained in St. Louis until October 1840. In April 1861, Lee resigned his commission in the U.S. Army upon learning of the secession of Virginia from the Union. He was commissioned as a brigadier general in the Confederate army in May 1861. He led the Army of Virginia and became general in chief of the Confederate army in February 1865. In April 1865, he accepted the terms of surrender of his armies at Appomattox, Virginia. Lee died October 12, 1870 in Lexington, Virginia. Henry Kayser was born August 9, 1811, at St. Goarshausen, Germany. Kayser studied architecture and higher mathematics at Darmstadt before making the journey to the United States with his brother Alexander. In 1834, he opened a drawing school in St. Louis and made maps of the Indian reservations for the superintendent of Indian affairs. Later he served in the U.S. surveyor-general of public land office before being appointed as assistant engineer under Lieutenant Robert E. Lee. Kayser surveyed the Mississippi River and reported on the harbor improvement project to Lee. He acted as a government surveyor until 1839, when he was selected to serve as the first city engineer for the city of St. Louis. He held this position off and on until 1857. In 1871 and 1873, he was elected city comptroller. Henry Kayser died October 16, 1884, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Scope and Contents The Robert E. Lee Collection consists of correspondence, contracts, photocopies, handmade copies and biographical information relating to Lee’s life. The collection is arranged chronologically. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between Lee and Henry Kayser relating to the river channel project at St. Louis; Lee's financial investments in St. Louis; political affairs; and family news and gossip. The remaining material consists of various military field orders and correspondence from the Civil War including a letter from Lee to U.S. Grant regarding prisoner exchange and the status of freed slaves. The postwar material consists of some correspondence by Lee to friends and supporters and later material regarding Lee's life and memorials. Arrangement The collection is arranged chronologically. Separated Materials One souvenir ribbon was moved to Artifact Box 4. Conditions Governing Access Due to security concerns, items from this collection must be paged to the special archives request table. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Photocopies and other reproductions of original documents may not be reproduced. Digital Copies The Lee and Kayser letters (1838-1846) were published in the Missouri Historical Society's Glimpses of the Past (Volume 3, 1936). The Robert E. Lee Collection was digitized in 2007. The images may be viewed online by clicking the links beside each item in the inventory. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Robert E. Lee Collection, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Finance, Public -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Harbors -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Mississippi River -- Channelization United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Confederate States of America. Army Statement exhibiting the estimates, appropriations, expenditures, to September 30, 1837, inclusive, in relation to a pier to give direction to the current of the Mississippi River near the city of St. Louis. (1 page) D00785 1837 Oct 17 1 1 Document signed by Robert E. Lee, October 17, 1837 Articles of agreement between R.E. Lee, U.S. Corps of Engineers, and Peter Tellon and Martin Himes. (4 pages) D00714 1837 Dec 12 1 1 Articles of agreement between Robert E. Lee and Peter Tellon and Martin Himes, December 12, 1837 Letter signed M.C. Meigs to H. Kayser describing a catalog of various models of suspension bridges. (3 pages) D00723 1838 Jan 27 1 1 Letter from M.C. Meigs to Henry Kayser, January 27, 1838 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser on Kayser’s register on the stages of the river and directions on surveying for the construction of a new road. (5 pages) D00692 1838 Feb 1 1 1 Letter signed Robert E. Lee to Henry Kayser, February 1, 1838 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser concerning building materials for work on the river channel. (4 pages) D00740 1838 Mar 9 1 1 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, March 9, 1838 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser relating that John Lowry has been placed in charge of the piling operations at St. Louis harbor. (3 pages) D00698 1838 Apr 2 1 1 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, April 2, 1838 Receipt certifying that the article (an anchor) was received as necessary for the improvement of the harbor. (1 page) D00725 1838 Jul 11 1 1 Receipt certifying that the article (an anchor) was received as necessary for the improvement of the harbor, signed Robert E. Lee, July 11, 1838 Letter signed R.E. Lee to H. Kayser states that he has written to Walsh for two kegs of pressed spikes and noting that work on the river has been delayed due to rising water. (2 pages) D00728 1838 Jul 26 1 1 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, July 26, 1838 Letter signed R.E. Lee to H. Kayser ordering seventeen shieves. (1 page) D00729 1838 Jul 27 1 1 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, July 27, 1838 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Captain Bissell asking if a stand of willow trees near Gingran Creek can be cut for use as building material [hand-made copy]. (1 page) D00687 1838 Nov 8 1 1 Copy of a letter signed R.E. Lee to Captain Bissell, November 8, 1838 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Captain L. Bissell stating that they have cut all the willows as granted by Bissell and asks for further permission to cut more [copy]. (1 page) D00710 1838 Dec 3 1 1 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Captain L. Bissell, December 3, 1838 Document signed R.E. Lee to Wm. Beaumont: Check for $187.50 from the Bank of the State of Missouri. (1 page) D00717 1838 Dec 31 1 1 Check for $187.50 to William Beaumont from the Bank of the State of Missouri, signed R.E. Lee, December 31, 1838 Document signed R.E. Lee. Check for fifty dollars drawn from the Bank of the State of Missouri. (1 page) D00720 1839 Jan 13 1 1 Check for fifty dollars drawn from the Bank of the State of Missouri, signed R.E. Lee, January 13, 1839 Letter signed Robert E. Lee to Henry Kayser giving him orders to report to Quincy [Illinois] in order to pay for services rendered by contractors. (2 pages) D00699 1839 Apr 3 1 1 Letter signed Robert E. Lee to Henry Kayser, April 3, 1839 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser placing Kayser in charge of all public property and books, instruments, etc. during Lee’s absence. (2 pages) D00705 1839 Apr 22 1 1 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, April 22, 1839 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser asking Kayser to hire more workmen to assist with the project. (2 pages) D00708 1839 Aug 4 1 1 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, August 4, 1839 Document signed William Carr Lane: Inventory of property belonging to the appropriations for a pier. (4 pages) D00752 1839 Sept 18 1 1 Inventory of property belonging to the appropriations for a pier, signed William Carr Lane and Henry Kayser, September 18, 1839 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser asking him not to include the boats in a report to the War Department. (1 page) D00790 1839 Sept 30 1 1 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, September 30, 1839 Letter of Henry Kayser[?] to William Carr Lane notifying Lane that he has taken charge of the harbor project. (2 pages) D00783 1839 Oct 11 1 1 Letter [of Henry Kayser?] to William Carr Lane, October 11, 1839 Letter signed William Carr Lane to Henry Kayser advising Kayser to stop the harbor improvement operation due to weather and lack of funds. (2 pages) D00780 1839 Nov 29 1 1 Letter signed William Carr Lane to Henry Kayser, November 29, 1839 Document signed Henry Kayser. Receipt for $400 for expenses for the harbor project. (1 page) D00781 1839 Nov 30 1 1 Receipt for $400 for expenses for the harbor project, signed Henry Kayser, November 30, 1839 Document signed Henry Kayser[?] to R. Simpson for advance of $550 received for use of payment for harbor project. (1 page) 1839 Nov 30 1 1 Receipt for $400 for expenses for the harbor project, signed Henry Kayser, November 30, 1839 Document of Henry Kayser[?] to William Carr Lane. Report on the improvement of St. Louis harbor. (5 pages) D00711 1839 Dec 4 1 1 Report of Henry Kayser to William Carr Lane on the improvement of the St. Louis harbor, December 4, 1839 Letter signed Henry Kayser to R.E. Lee notifying him that the boats lent by the U.S. government are no longer needed and will be returned to Lee. [transcript available] (1 page) D00712 1839 Dec 5 1 1 Letter signed Henry Kayser to Robert E. Lee, December 5, 1839 Document signed R.E. Lee. Receipt for articles for use on the Mississippi River above the mouth of the Ohio River. (1 page) D00758 1840 1 2 Receipt for articles for use on the Mississippi River above the mouth of the Ohio River, signed R.E. Lee, 1840 Document signed R.E. Lee. Inventory of property belonging to the appropriations for a pier. (4 pages) D00697 1840 Jan 1 1 2 Inventory of property belonging to the appropriations for a pier signed R.E. Lee, January 1, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser acknowledging letter of 5 December 1839 that boats will be discharged to Lee. (1 page) 1840 Jan 1 1 2 Inventory of property belonging to the appropriations for a pier signed R.E. Lee, January 1, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser asking him to inspect all borrowed property for accounting purposes and relates family news. (1 page) D00718 1840 Jan 7 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, January 7, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to H. Kayser regarding expenses accrued and final payments to contractors. (4 pages) D00693 1840 Feb 17 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, February 17, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to H. Kayser regarding final expenses and accounts. (3 pages) D00689 1840 Apr 1 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, April 1, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser notifying him that bonds are in the safe at the American Fur Company and should be redeemed in order to pay St. John. [transcript available] (1 page) D00703 1840 Apr 11 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, April 11, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to H. Kayser expresses concern over Kayser’s report that the Mississippi River has resumed its former course and asks for more information. (2 pages) D00682 1840 May 4 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, May 4, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to H. Kayser stating that expenses must be cut in order to pay expenses on boats and items related to the harbor project. [transcript available] (3 pages) D00691 1840 May 19 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, May 19, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser provides Kayser with his own assessment of the problems concerning the channel movements. (3 pages) D00733 1840 June 16 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, June 16, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser giving the results of an auditor’s settlement of his accounts. [transcript available] (2 pages) D00735 1840 June 26 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, June 26, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser discusses sale of boats and expresses regret that St. Louis seems not to want to continue harbor project. [transcript available] (2 pages) D00736 1840 June 30 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, June 30, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser regarding the disposition of boats. (2 pages) D00727 1840 July 23 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, July 23, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser asks Kayser to investigate terms for obtaining a crew for the steamboat Des Moines . (1 page) D00787 1840 Sept 5 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, September 5, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser expresses his wish to sell the steamboat Des Moines and intentions to sink the flatboats and crane boats. [transcript available] (3 pages) D00749 1840 Sept 8 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, September 8, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser notifying Kayser that he has sold the Des Moines , keelboats, and yauls. Flat and crane boats will be sunk up river. (2 pages) D00751 1840 Sept 12 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, September 12, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser congratulates Kayser on the completion of the lower dikes and describes his inspection tour of fortifications in North and South Carolina. (2 pages) D00775 1840 Nov 20 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, November 20, 1840 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser asking Kayser to purchase a buffalo powder horn for him and to pay himself out of Lee’s funds. [transcript available] (1 page) D00719 1841 Jan 8 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, January 8, 1841 Letter signed Henry Kayser to Richard B. Dallam sends accounts and vouchers for disbursements for improvement of harbor. (2 pages) D00722 1841 Jan 24 1 2 Letter signed Henry Kayser to Richard B. Dallam, January 24, 1841 Document signed William Renshaw to Henry Kayser receipt for $233.66 for account of the City of St. Louis. (1 page) 1841 Feb 17 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser says he will remit money to the Mayor upon receipt of assurance from the secretary of war. (2 pages) D00696 1841 Feb 23 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, February 23, 1841 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser regarding the application of funds and asks Kayser to act as Lee’s representative in his St. Louis financial affairs. (3 pages) D00743 1841 Mar 29 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, March 29, 1841 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser discusses Lee’s financial business and describes the atmosphere in Washington, D.C. after the death of William Henry Harrison. [transcript available] (2 pages) D00700 1841 Apr 5 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, April 5, 1841 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser giving instructions for paying contracts for harbor project and describing his new assignment. [transcript available] (1 page) D00706 1841 Apr 22 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, April 22, 1841 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser discusses personal financial matters and Kayser’s dissatisfaction with his present employment. [transcript available] (3 pages) D00684 1841 May 13 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, May 13, 1841 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser details a possible legal action to be taken against a Mr. Whitney by the U.S. attorney in St. Louis for payment of a note. (2 pages) D00731 1841 June 6 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, June 6, 1841 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser discusses matters relating to non-payment by Mr. Whitney. (2 pages) D00726 1841 July 16 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, July 16, 1841 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser tells Kayser that Mr. Lewis Clark asks permission to make copies of Lee’s reports on the St. Louis harbor. (3 pages) D00753 1841 Sept 25 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, September 25, 1841 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser discusses financial matters and thanks Kayser for handling his financial affairs. [transcript available] (3 pages) D00777 1841 Nov 23 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, November 23, 1841 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser discusses Lee’s bank deposits and interest paid. Congratulates Kayser on being reappointed as city engineer. (2 pages) D00739 1842 Mar 7 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, March 7, 1842 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser relative to disposition of Lee’s bonds which he leaves in the care of Kayser and inquires about the river works. (3 pages) D00789 1842 Sept 27 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, September 27, 1842 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser concerning Lee’s bank account and a bank error of $4000. (3 pages) D00688 1842 Nov 14 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, November 14, 1842 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser asks Kayser to send his five new bonds to him and discusses city bonds. (2 pages) D00776 1842 Nov 22 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, November 22, 1842 Letter signed R.E. Lee to H. Kayser tells of his accounts and acknowledges receipt of the bonds from Kayser. (2 pages) D00715 1842 Dec 23 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, December 23, 1842 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser wishes Kayser to have some corrections made at the bank in the accounts of Lee and Bliss. (1 page) D00716 1842 Dec 24 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, December 24, 1842 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser sends copies of his bank notes to Kayser and reports that he has checked all accounts and cannot understand account discrepancies. (3 pages) D00694 1843 Feb 20 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, February 20, 1843 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser sends money for deposit and thanks him for sending a copy of the amended St. Louis city charter. (2 pages) D00742 1843 Mar 24 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, March 24, 1843 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser acknowledges receipt of interest money and states that the account books of the Bank of Missouri agree with Lee’s account books. (2 pages) D00746 1843 May 1 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, May 1, 1843 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Alexander Kayser regarding St. Louis city bonds maturing and redeeming the bonds. (2 pages) D00709 1843 Aug 22 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Alexander Kayser, August 22, 1843 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Alexander Kayser accepting Alexander’s offer to act as Lee’s St. Louis financial liaison while Henry Kayser is in Germany. (2 pages) D00786 1843 Sept 4 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Alexander Kayser, September 4, 1843 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Alexander and Henry Kayser: [1st part] Discusses personal financial matters with Alexander and thanks him for this cooperation. [2nd part] Expresses his distrust of the stability of the Bank of Missouri and asks Kayser to withdraw Lee’s remaining funds. (3 pages) D00779 1843 Nov 25 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, November 25, 1843 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Alexander Kayser, November 25, 1843 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser expresses his regrets over the condition of St. Louis harbor and notes that problems will persist until the channel east of Bloody Island is closed. (2 pages) D00721 1844 Jan 15 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, January 15, 1844 Letter signed Hilseman, Austrian charge d’affairs, to Thomas H. Benton seeking his assistance in locating John Kapaztas and Mary Zonder formerly of Hungary. (2 pages) D00744 1844 Mar 29 1 3 Letter signed Hilseman, Austrian charge d'affairs, to Thomas H. Benton, March 29, 1844 Letter of Thomas H. Benton to Alexander Kayser requesting information relative to John Kapaztas. (1 page) D00690 1844 May 14 1 3 Letter of Thomas H. Benton to Alexander Kayser, May 14, 1844 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser describes what he has done for the reappointment of Kayser as city engineer and regrets that he could not do more. (3 pages) D00685 1844 May 19 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, May 19, 1844 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser states that he is glad Kayser was reappointed city engineer and speaks of his stay at West Point. (2 pages) D00737 1844 June 30 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, June 30, 1844 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser acknowledges receipt of draft and tells of personal matters. (2 pages) D00774 1844 Nov 16 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, November 16, 1844 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser states that he has paid drafts and other financial matters. (3 pages) 1845 June 16 1 3 Letter signed Robert E. Lee to Henry Kayser, June 16, 1845 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser asking Kayser’s advice on investing in St. Louis or Missouri bonds. Lee talks about his children and visiting relatives. (2 pages) D00784 1845 Oct 15 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, October 15, 1845 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser inquiring whether bonds had been purchased yet for Lee and Lee’s account of an injury sustained to Roony Lee’s hand. (3 pages) 1845 Dec 19 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser expressing regret that Kayser did not get an appointment as city engineer and describes events pertaining to the Mexican War (torn). (3 pages) D00724 1846 July 4 1 3 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Henry Kayser, July 4, 1846 Letter signed Cyrus W. Field to Alexander Kayser describing plans for a vacation trip with his wife and friends and asks the Kaysers to travel with them to the Falls of St. Anthony. (2 pages) D00741 1851 Mar 18 1 3 Letter signed Cyrus W. Field to Alexander Kayser, March 18, 1851 Letter signed R.E. Lee to John B. Floyd responding to Floyd’s report of increased artillery fire at Suttonsville. (1 page) D00750 1861 Sept 8 1 4 Letter signed R.E. Lee to John B. Floyd, September 8, 1861 Letter signed R.E. Lee to J. Longstreet relating reports of General Ambrose Burnside’s troop movements. [photocopy] (1 page) 1863 Mar 30 1 4 Letter signed Cousin (R.E. Lee) to Cousin Ellen thanks her for her expressions of sympathy for his loss, but notes that individual grief is absorbed in universal affliction. (1 page) D00704 1863 Apr 20 1 4 Letter of Robert E. Lee to Cousin Ellen, April 20, 1863 Letter signed R.E. Lee to U.S. Grant noting that a prisoner of war exchange relating to those captured around Richmond does not include Negroes belonging to our citizens or Confederate deserters. (1 page) D00782 1864 Oct 3 1 4 Letter signed R.E. Lee to U.S. Grant, October 3, 1864 Document signed R.E. Lee et al. Parole of honor that the signers will not serve in the Confederate army or in any military capacity. [reproduction] (3 copies) D00701 1865 Apr 9 1 4 Parole of honor signed Robert E. Lee et. al., April 9, 1865 Document signed R.E. Lee. General Order No. 9. Farewell to men of the Army of Northern Virginia. [reproductions] (1 page) D00702 1865 Apr 10 1 4 General Order No. 9 signed R.E. Lee, April 10, 1865 Letter signed R.E. Lee to W.P. Moore stating that he has not written an account of the war and if he does it will not be completed soon. (1 page) D00738 1866 Mar 2 1 4 Letter signed R.E. Lee to W.P. Moore, March 2, 1866 Letter signed M.C. Lee to Cousin Ellen regarding conditions at Arlington House, R.E. Lee’s duties at Washington College, and Reconstruction politics in Washington. (4 pages) D00695 1867 Feb 22 1 4 Letter signed M.C. Lee to Cousin Ellen, February 22, 1867 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Mrs. D.C. Kennedy responding to a request for lock of hair to aid in raising funds for collecting and burying the Confederate dead in Missouri. (1 page) 1870 June 8 1 4 Letter signed R.E. Lee to Mrs. D.C. Kennedy, June 8, 1870 Souvenir ribbon commemorating the unveiling of the Robert E. Lee monument, Richmond, Virginia. 1890 May 29 AS: 4 Letter signed W.N. Pendleton to T.C. Reynolds, governor of Missouri, detailing actions to create a committee for the construction of a R.E. Lee memorial church in Lexington, Virginia. (1 page) D00713 1870 Dec 9 1 4 Letter signed W.N. Pendleton to T.C. Reynolds, Governor of Missouri, December 9, 1870 Rushville (IL) Times clipping. Article recounting the myth of Ann Carter Lee’s premature burial. (1 page) D00788 1902 Sept 26 1 4 Newspaper clipping from the Rushville [Illinois] Times ,September 26, 1902 Invitation to a special lecture by the Hon. Shepard Barclay on “Robert E. Lee in St. Louis” delivered to the Missouri Historical Society. (1 page) 1913 June 2 1 4 Flyer inviting Missouri Historical Society members and their friends to a lecture by the Hon. Shepard Barclay on “Robert E. Lee in St. Louis.” (1 page) D00730 1913 June 2 1 4 Flyer for lecture on "Robert E. Lee in St. Louis," June 2, 1913 Typed document [form letter]. William Warren to membership regarding commemoration event held at the site of the St. Louis residence of R.E. Lee. (1 page) D00707 1937 Apr 26 1 4 Typed form letter of William Warren to membership, April 26, 1937 Press release, Washington and Lee University, regarding a poetic letter from Robert E. Lee to Julia Gratiot of St. Louis. (1 page) D00759 1966 1 4 Press release, Washington and Lee University, regarding a research request by 10-year-old Ohio resident Rene Dygutowicz for information on Lee. (2 pages) D00760 1967 1 4 Typed document of D.M. Frost on recollections of Robert E. Lee. (1 page) D00686 no date 1 4 Typed recollections by D.M. Frost, no date