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    [Robert E. Lee]. Washington College Paper Mourning Lee's Death. Four pages of a bifolium, 11.5" x 15.25", Lexington, Virginia; October 15, 1870. The Southern Collegian, Half-Sheet Extra, Volume III, Number 1. The issue covers the death of Robert E. Lee, who had served as President of the college. Reading in part: "The Death of Gen. Lee: We stop our paper from going to press in order to make the saddest announcement which our pen ever wrote; Our honored and loved President is no more. He expired at his residence, on Wednesday, October 12th, at half past nine o'clock, A.M..."

    Robert E. Lee served as president of Washington College from just after the Civil War until his death in 1870. He suffered a stroke on September 28, 1870 and died two weeks later.

    Condition: With flattened folds, light soiling and toning. Chipping at the edges.


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