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Lee Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1993.06-01 and Mss. Acc. 1995.27

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Scope and Contents

Mss. Acc. 1993.06-01, Series 1 - 4: Papers and photographs of the Edward Myers Lee Family of Williamsburg, Virginia. Lee graduated from the College of William and Mary, as did many of his children.  An album has photos of a May Pole in front of the Williamsburg Court House on Duke of Gloucester St. The papers include material for some of his children, particulary Elizabeth Mallory Lee (Mrs. John Walston Henderson), Peticolas Lee (Mrs. Robert Edward Lee), Mary King Lee, and Edward M. Lee.  Mrs. Victoria L. Lee, Mrs. Carrie Lee and Richard Henry Lee are also mentioned.

Mss. Acc. 1995.27, Series 5: This series includes photographs of family members from late 1800's to early 1970's and photographs of houses where various family members lived, a small drawing book of William D. Powell, an architect relative of the family, and the birth certificate and passport of Edward Lee.


  • Creation: 1858-1976
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1900-1950


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Family History:

Edward Lee lived in Williamsburg, Virginia and was the father of Edward M. Lee (1900), Elizabeth M. (1902), Peticolas (1904), Richard Henry (1907), Mary King (1916).


2.20 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Mss. Acc. 1993.06-01, 1993, gift of Cynthia Barlowe and Raymond Kimbrough, Jr. Mss. Acc. 1995.27, 5/10/1995, gift of Edward M. Lee. Gift through the Williamsburg Historic Records Association.

Related Materials:

Videocassettes from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Separated Materials:

Mss. Acc. 1993.06-02 was moved to the Tucker Coleman Collection, but has not been processed as of April 2009.  This group deals with more personal material and correspondence of Janet Kimbrough, particularly with her participation in the Old Williamsburg reunions.

Audiovisual material has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Given to Rare Books:  Partial and complete issues of Codey’s Lady’s Book:  February 1870,  February, March and April 1873, March, May and June 1874, November 1875 and April 1878.

Guide to the Lee Family Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Anne T. Johnson, SCRC Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository