A Collection in
Collection Number Ms2008-028
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversitySpecial Collections
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
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2008 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Processed by: Emily K. Bibby, Special Collections Staff
Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the Anna Lee Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Anna Lee Letter, Ms2008-028 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Anna Lee Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 1999.
The processing and description of the Anna Lee Letter commenced and was completed in June 2008.
Anne "Annie" Carter Lee, born in 1839, was the fourth child of General Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Randolph Custis. She maintained a close relationship with her famous father. Anne suffered poor health throughout her short life, but nevertheless devoted much of her time to teaching slave children Bible scriptures and lessons at the Lee family residence, Arlington House. She died in 1862 of typhoid fever.
This collection contains a letter of invitation from Anna Lee to Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard of the Confederate Army to attend a country dance at Meadow Farm in Henrico County, Virginia, on Christmas evening 1861. The letter is dated December 17, 1861 from Meadow Farm.