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    Robert E. Lee: Collection of Photographs and a Document Related to the Robert E. Lee Monument and Tomb at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. Includes: a large albumen print of the Lee family crypt, 8" x 5", framed 9.75" x 12.5" overall, showing the Lee monument by Edward Valentine, circa 1880; a very large albumen print of Valentine's Lee memorial, 10" x 5", framed 14.5" x 9.75" overall, by Miley of Lexington, Virginia; another albumen print of Valentine's Lee memorial, 6.5" x 4.25", framed 10.25" x 8" overall, by Miley of Lexington, Virginia; a cabinet card picturing Major John Warwick Daniel, the "Lame Lion of Lynchburg", 4.5" x 6" (sight size), framed 7" x 9" overall, by Miley of Lexington, Virginia, Daniel delivered an oration at the dedication of the Lee monument; a small pamphlet published to raise funds for the construction of Lee's tomb, 3.5" x 5.75", 16 pages, the pamphlet is inscribed "Mrs. E. Hay, / With complements of / W. N. Pendleton", Pendleton was Lee's pastor and Mrs. Hay was the widow of Major William Hay, Surgeon of the 33rd Virginia Regiment and Chief Surgeon of the General Hospital at Staunton; and, an oval albumen print of a Mathew Brady portrait of a seated Lee taken on the porch of his home on Franklin Street, in Richmond several days after the surrender, 5.5" x 7.5", below the oval is an erroneous notation in ink, "Negative by Confederate Photographer / Richmond, Va.", a light crease to Lee's left, else fine. A very interesting and attractive collection.

    Construction on the Lee Chapel began in 1867 at the request of Gen. Robert E. Lee, who served as president from 1865 to 1870 of what was then Washington College. Built of brick and native limestone, the Chapel was completed in time for graduation exercises in 1868. Lee attended daily worship services here with the students and the lower level housed his office. His wife, mother, father ("Light-Horse Harry" Lee), all of his children and other relatives are now buried in the crypt as well. The remains of his beloved horse, Traveller, are interred in a plot outside the chapel.


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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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