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Light-Horse-Harry Lee's papers consist mainly of correspondence pertinent to his "Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States." Other topics include anti-Federalism, travel to the West Indies and advice to a son.
Light-Horse-Harry Lee's correspondents include William Goddard, Christopher R. Greene, Nathanael Greene (copies), Andrew Jackson (copy), Lafayette (copy), Ann Hill Carter Lee, James Madison (copies), Nathaniel Pendleton, and George Washington (copy).
Major Henry Lee's papers consist primarily of correspondence written during his residence in Europe in the 1830s. Topics of interest include James Wilkinson's defeat before Montreal, Jacksonian era politics, David Porter in the Mediterranean, Lee's biography of Napoleon and proposed biography of Andrew Jackson, Lee's financial and legal troubles, Lee's literary efforts. Prominent people discussed include James Buchanan, Henry Clay, John H. Eaton, Thomas Jefferson, Amos Kendall, Gales and Seaton, Henry St. George Tucker, and Daniel Webster.
There is fairly extensive correspondence with Charles Carter Lee, Major William B. Lewis and Duff Green. Other correspondents include John Armstrong, James Biddle, Charles L. Bonaparate, Daniel Brent, John Carroll Brent, James L. Cathcart, Edward Vernon Childe, John Browne Cutting, Andrew Jackson Donelson, George William Featherstonhaugh, and Robert Selden Garnett.
Also Francis Walker Gilmer, James A. Hamilton, William B. Hodgson, Sam Houston, Rachel Jackson, Peter Augustus Jay, Anne R. Lee, Charles Carter Lee, Hugh S. Legaré, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, John McLean, James Madison, John Marshall, John Moore of Paris, Nathaniel Niles, Barry O'Meara, Thomas Ritchie, Meritt M. Robinson, Gilbert C. Russell, Andrew Stevenson, John Taliaferro, Martin Van Buren, William Conway Whittle, and James Wilkinson.
The papers of Charles Carter Lee constitute the bulk of the collection and contain manuscripts of his literary works and speeches, correspondence, and legal and financial papers.
Topics include his student days at Harvard; a reply to George Henry Moore's "Mr. Lee's plan--March 29, 1777. The treason of Charles Lee"; scattered political commentary including remarks on William Cabell Rives; and a description of the capture of General William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, 1863.
Correspondents include William S. Archer, Henry Carey Baird, Nathaniel Burwell, George H. Calvert, David Campbell, Bernard M. Carter, J.H. Chamberlayne, Jr., Robert Young Conrad, E.S. Davis, Frederic De Peyster, Lyman C. Draper, Benjamin Rush Floyd, Letitia Floyd, David Graham, Robert Greenhow, William Wirt Henry, Francis Kinloch, and Benjamin H. Latrobe.
Also George Washington Custis Lee, Richard Henry Lee, James Lyons, A.W. McDonald, Louis McLane, James Madison (copy), Hugh Nelson, Beverley Randolph, Charles H. Randolph, Robert E. Scott, Andrew Stevenson, Norborne M. Taliaferro, Martin Van Buren, Peter Van Winkle, Daniel Webster (copy), John Wickham, and William F. Wickham.
John Penn Lee papers, consist of miscellaneous printed matter, routinme legall papers and business papers of the law firm of Dillard and Lee, Rocky Mount, Va.
- Buchanan, James, -- 1791-1868.
- Clay, Henry, -- 1777-1852.
- Eaton, John Henry, -- 1790-1856.
- Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826.
- Kendall, Amos, -- 1789-1869.
- Lee, Charles Carter, -- 1798-1871. -- Memoirs of the war in the Southern Department of the United States.
- Lee, Henry, -- 1787-1837. -- Life of the Emperor Napoleon.
- Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, -- 1837-1891.
- Moore, George Henry, -- 1823-1892. -- Mr. Lee's plan.
- Porter, David, -- 1780-1843.
- Rives, William C. -- (William Cabell), -- 1793-1868.
- Tucker, Henry St. George, -- 1780-1848.
- Webster, Daniel, -- 1782-1852.
- Dillard and Lee.
- Gales & Seaton.
- Harvard University -- Students.
- Federal government -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
- Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1836.
- Young men -- Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
- Montréal (Québec) -- History.
- Rocky Mount (Va.) -- History.
- Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.