George Washington Custis Lee Papers WLU Coll. 0142

George Washington Custis Lee Papers WLU Coll. 0142


Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
George Washington Custis Lee Papers 1875-1913
1 Linear Feet
Lee, George Washington Custis
Letcher, Greenlee D. (Greenlee Davidson)

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

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Biographical / Historical

George Washington Custis Lee was the eldest son of Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Custis Lee. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War. He became president of Washington and Lee University after his father's death in 1870.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of George Washington Custis Lee's correspondence, commission as major general, recollections collected by Greenlee Letcher, a copy of his will, transcripts of his letters, and a paper on G.W.C. Lee, possibly written by Letcher.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Cox, Custis L.
  • Military appointments
  • Wills

Container List

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Cox, Custis L.
  • Lee, George Washington Custis
  • Letcher, Greenlee D. (Greenlee Davidson)