Lee, Anna Letter

A Guide to the Anna Lee Letter, 1861 Ms.2008.028


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2008.028
Title
Anna Lee Letter,1861
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Lee, Annie Carter, 1839-1862
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection contains a 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

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Anna Lee Letter, Ms2008-028, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

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 Note

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 Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Beauregard, G. T., General (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Anna Lee Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Beauregard, G. T., General (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
  • Lee, Annie Carter, 1839-1862

Container List

folder 1
Anna Lee Letter,
1861