A Guide to the Anna Lee Letter, 1861 Lee, Anna Letter Ms2008-028

A Guide to the Anna Lee Letter, 1861

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2008-028


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Processed by: Emily K. Bibby, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2008-028
Title
Anna Lee Letter, 1861
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Lee, Anna
Language
English
Abstract
Letter of invitation dated December 17, 1861 from Anna Lee to General P. G. T. Beauregard to attend a country dance on Christmas evening at Meadow Farm, Virginia, home to the Sheppard Family in Henrico County. Attributed to Anne "Annie" Carter Lee (1839-1862), fourth child of General Robert E. Lee and Mary Randolph Custis.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Anna Lee Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

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.

Acquisition Information

The Anna Lee Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 1999.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Anna Lee Letter commenced and was completed in June 2008.


Biographical Information

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Beauregard, G. T., General, (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
  • Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Anna Lee Letter, 1861

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Beauregard, G. T., General, (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
  • Lee, Anna