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    Robert E. Lee Washington College Diploma Signed "RE Lee." One partially printed page, 11.5" x 8.75", [Lexington, Virginia]; January 24, 1869. The diploma was "Given at Washington College, Virginia", certifying that "Mr. Joseph D. Henry has completed with Distinction the History Course of Study in the School of History [illegible] in this College." Signed by E.C. Gordon, as Clerk of the Faculty and Professor William Preston Johnston.

    This venerable institution is now known as Washington and Lee University, named after George Washington, who provided its first large endowment, and Robert E. Lee, who served as president from just after the Civil War until his death in 1870.

    Condition: Light edge toning, with moderate creasing and minor warping at the edges. Small hole at the bottom center. Handwritten text has faded, but Lee's signature is legible.


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