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Letter from George Washington Custis Lee, the president of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, to Stephen D. Lee at Brookville, Mississippi, dated January 15, 1872. He thanks Stephen Lee for his letter of sympathy after Robert E. Lee’s death (on October 12, 1870) and apologizes for the delay in replying. Says he has a memento of his father’s for Stephen Lee and will try to get it to him as soon as he can. Stephen Dill Lee (1833-1908) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and served in the U.S. army until resigning in 1861 to join the Confederate States army, rising to the rank of lieutenant general. After the war, he settled in Columbus, Mississippi, and became a Mississippi state senator in 1878. He was the first president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi (later Mississippi State University) from 1880 to 1899.
1872 January 15
Lee, Stephen D. (Stephen Dill), 1833-1908., Lee, George Washington Custis, 1832-1913--Correspondence.
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