Robert E. Lee engineering notebook

Collection Data

Description
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.
Names
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1841 - 1842
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1716
Topics
Engineers
Fortification -- New York (N.Y.) -- New York
Military engineering
Surveying -- New York (N.Y.) -- New York
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Genres
Sketches
Drawings
Notebooks
Notes
Biographical/historical: 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.
Physical Description
Extent: .15 linear foot (1 v.)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11883983
MSS Unit ID: 1719
Archives collections id: archives_collections_1719
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 89ff1c60-7c80-0135-da7d-003e9bc92d4e
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