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Anna Lee Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-028

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.

Dates

  • 1861

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

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 enslaved children Bible scriptures and lessons at the Lee family residence, Arlington House. She died in 1862 of typhoid fever.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

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.

Source of Acquisition

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

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/).

Processing Information

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

Title
A Guide to the Anna Lee Letter, 1861
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Bibby
Date
2008 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-15: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
  • 2022-10: Updated description to person-first language when discussing enslaved people. adw

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308