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Fitzhugh Lee Letter

Identifier: SC 01537

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Scope and Contents

Letter about misplacing a letter and asking for a response to clarifying the content of the lost letter. Also refers to a confidential letter from a Mr. Fiske.


  • Creation: 1896 June 24


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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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Fitzhugh Lee, nephew of Robert E. Lee, was born in 1835 and died in 1905, He graduated from the United States Military Academy and served in the Confederate Army as staff officer to Richard S. Ewell and to Joseph E. Johnston and as lieutenant-colonel of 1st Virginia Cavalry. He was senior cavalry commander of the Army of Northern Virginia and served as governor of Virginia 1886-1890 and as consul-general in Havana.


0.01 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the Hart Collection.

Guide to the Fitzhugh Lee Letter
Olivia Weiss, SCRC Apprentice
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository