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Personal Correspondence of Williams Carter Wickham, 1865-1885

 File — Box: 15, Folder: 9

Scope and Contents

Topics include a letter from Robert E. Lee about Henry T. Wickham’s attendance at Washington College in Lexington and Lee’s plan to write a history about military campaigns in Virginia during the Civil War (October 3, 1865) and a draft of Wickham’s reply to Lee in the hand of Lucy Wickham [October 13, 1865]; a draft of Wickham’s letter to General W.H.F. Lee about contemporary politics (April 16, 1868); the formation of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad (September 17, 1868); Horace Greeley’s comments on the progress of the railroads in Virginia (November 15, 1868); request and recommendation from Alexander H.H. Stuart on behalf of two job seekers in the railroad business (May 5, 1873); efforts of C.T. Smith to get Wickham elected (August 19, 1883); two congratulatory letters on the recent election of Wickham to the Virginia Senate from B. Johnson Barbour and John T. Harris (November 19, 1883); and a request for a donation towards a University of Virginia chapel from Schele de Vere (November 21, 1883).


  • Creation: 1865-1885



1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

From the File: English

Existence and Location of Originals

The originals of Lee letters were transferred to Robert E. Lee papers.

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States