World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lee Family Digital Archive

Article Id: WHEBN0025960822
Reproduction Date:

Title: Lee Family Digital Archive  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Washington and Lee University, Cadaver Society, Sigma Society, Washington and Lee Law Review, Washington and Lee University Historic District
Collection: Lee Family of Virginia, Washington and Lee University
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Lee Family Digital Archive

The Lee Family Digital Archive is a scholarly effort to collect, edit, and dissimenate the papers of the Lee family of Virginia. The Lees of Virginia included Richard Lee I, the immigrant founder of the family, who came to Virginia from England around 1640, and his descendents.[1] Some of the most famous Lees are Thomas Lee, the President of Virginia;[2] Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, signers of the Declaration of Independence;[3] Arthur Lee, the Penman of the Reveolution; Light-Horse Harry Lee, the cavalry hero of the Continental army, three-time governor of Virginia, and the father of Robert E. Lee;[4] Thomas Sim Lee, Revolutionary governor of Maryland; Richard Bland Lee, U.S. Senator; Charles Lee, U.S. Supreme Court justice; Richard Bland Lee II, a noted explorer;[5] Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general who is by far the most famous of the family; William Henry Fitzhugh (Rooney) Lee, the son of Robert E. Lee and a U.S. Congressman from Virginia;[6] and Fitzhugh Lee, Governor of Virginia and Civil War cavalry general.[7] President Zachary Taylor was a Lee descendent, on his mother's side.[8]

A comprehensive search for Lee Family papers, which are widely scattered, is ongoing.

The Lee Family Digital Archive is hosted by Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and directed by Frank E. Grizzard, Jr., a historian, author, and editor. The LFDA also contains the full text of many relevant secondary sources to the Lees and a section on George Washington.

References

  1. ^ The best secondary source for the Lees of Virginia remains Cazenove Gardner Lee, Jr., Lee Chronicle: Studies of the Early Generations of the Lees of Virginia (edited by Dorothy Mills Parker; New York, 1957, 1997). A more recent treatment is by Paul C. Nagel, The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family (New York, 1990).
  2. ^ Lee, Lee Chronicle, 55–68.
  3. ^ J. Kent McGaughy, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary (Lanhan, Maryland, 2004), 117, 143, 234, 294
  4. ^ Charles Royster, Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution (New York, 1981), 106, 109–11
  5. ^ Elizabeth Fleming Rhodes, On the Fringe of Fame: The Career of Richard Bland Lee II in the South and West, 1779–1875 (Pasadena, California, 1990), 38–45, 72–83
  6. ^ The only full treatment of Rooney Lee is Mary Bandy Daughtry, Gray Cavalier: The Life and Wars of General W. H. F. “Rooney” Lee (Cambridge Massachusetts, 2002).
  7. ^ The fullest account the life of Fitz Lee is Edward G. Longacre, Fitz Lee: A Military Biography of Major General Fitzhugh Lee, CSA (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2005).
  8. ^ Lee, Lee Chronicle, 31, 33, 337, 361–62.

See also

External links

  • Official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.