Thomas McAdory Owen PapersWLU.Coll.0093

Thomas McAdory Owen PapersWLU.Coll.0093


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
Thomas McAdory Owen PapersInclusive 1864-1920Bulk 1912-1920
.8 Linear Feet
Owen, Thomas McAdory
Lee, George Washington Custis
Lee, Mary Custis
English .

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Thomas McAdory Owen Papers, WLU Coll. 0093, Special Collections, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

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Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (2/25/2003)

Biographical / Historical

Thomas McAdory Owen was the first director of the Alabama Department of Archives as well as an editor, bibliographer and Robert E. Lee enthusiast.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters to and from Owen in connection with his efforts to compile a Robert E. Lee bibliography, several Lee family letters, pictorial representations of the Lees, speeches, and clippings.

Separated Material

Nine items are housed in Oversize drawer 27 including several broadsides related to Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy and a certificate naming Owen an honorary member of the Tennesse Historical Society.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Biography
  • Broadsides
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Lee family
  • Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)
  • Photographs
  • Research
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Lee, George Washington Custis
  • Lee, Mary Custis
  • Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)
  • Owen, Thomas McAdory