- Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
- Physical description
- .15 linear feet (1 v.)
- Preferred Citation
- Robert E. Lee engineering notebook, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Notebook was kept by Lee when he was an army engineer stationed at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. Notebook consists of 53 leaves containing structural and technical sketches, mensural data, mathematical calculations, and architectural, engineering and surveying notes relating to Forts Hamilton, Morton, Richmond, Lafayette and Battery Hudson.
Source of acquisitionDeposit, King, S.F, 1925
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328