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Guide to the Tentative register of Robert E. Lee books in Lexington, Virginia: typescript W.0126

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2014

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English

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Collection Title:

Tentative register of Robert E. Lee books in Lexington, Virginia : typescript

Unit ID:

W.0126

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1978

Abstract:

Seventy-one page typescript identifies books in Lexington, Virginia, that were once part of Robert E. Lee's personal library

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

creator

Wallace, Lee A., 1922-1997

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Related Archival Materials note

Lee A. Wallace Jr. Papers, Steward Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.

Lee A. Wallace Jr. Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Biographical/Historical note

Military historian Lee A. Wallace Jr. was born on May 21, 1922, in Norfolk, Virginia. Wallace joined the military after graduating from high school, initially enlisting in the North Carolina National Guard. From 1940-1946, Wallace served as a private in Battery C, 113th Field Artillery Regiment, 30th Infantry Division.

After completing his military service, Wallace attended college, graduating with a BA in history from William and Mary University in 1949 and a MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1950. After graduation, Wallace worked as a historian for the National Park Service. After his retirement in 1977, Wallace wrote several books related to Civil War topics, including A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865. He died on October 9, 1997, in Arlington, Virginia.

Scope and Contents note

This unbound, seventy-one page typescript of Tentative Register of Robert E. Lee Books in the Preston Library, Virginia Military Institute, and Other Repositories in Lexington, Virginia, compiled by military historian Lee A. Wallace Jr., identifies books in Lexington, Virginia, that were once part of Robert E. Lee's personal library. It notes books that Lee signed or that contain his handwritten marginalia. The manuscript is dated June 10, 1978, and was never published.

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None

General note

Title on phase box spine: Register of Robert E. Lee Books in Lexington, Virginia - Compiled by Lee A. Wallace, Jr.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Tentative register of Robert E. Lee books in Lexington, Virginia: typescript, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Bibliography (lcsh)

Manuscripts for publication (aat)

Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Typescript Box W0126.01