"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lee Family Digital Archive

Lee Family Digital Archive http://leearchive.wlu.edu/

Housed at Washington and Lee University, the Lee Family Digital Archive (LFDA) was established to create a comprehensive annotated edition of all the known papers of the immigrant founder Richard Lee (who lived in the 17th century) and his offspring.

Support for the project comes from the Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation, the Society of the Lees of Virginia, and the Harlan R. Crow Library.

To most people, the best known "Lee" will be Robert E., and his papers are available here.

First-time visitors can dive in by clicking on the "Explore the Lees" link. Here they can look over letters, books, essays, and other writings as they see fit. There are some really great books here include the 1904 book "Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee" and the 1871 volume "Journal of a Young Lady" by Lucinda Lee Orr.

In the "New and Noteworthy" area, visitors can view project updates and also read their blog. [KMG]

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