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    [Robert E. Lee] Mary Custis Lee Collection. This collection of three pieces, two written by the wife of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, includes the following: 1. autograph manuscript signed "M. C. Lee". One page, 5.5" x 7.5", n.p., n.d. This is a page of notes on relationships between the Custis and Washington families and a listing of references -with pages numbers-from "General Washington's Day Book". On lined-paper that is mildly toned; fine; 2. Benson J. Lossing autograph letter signed. Three pages, 4.5" x 7.5", Poughkeepsie, New York, March 22, 1869. This letter, written by the historian Lossing to William Flint, is about the publishing activities of Mrs. Lee. Mrs. Lee, the well-educated daughter of George Washington's step-grandson, edited and published Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington. Toned with folds; fine; 3. Mary Custis Lee incomplete autograph letter, three pages, 4.5" x 7", n.p., September 22, 1872, concerning family matters. Age-toned; fine.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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