LEE, Richard Henry, 1732-1794


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1763-1823. 201 items. Official and personal correspondence principally from the period of the American Revolution. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Jefferson papers, 1775-1825; George Weedon military correspondence, 1777-1786; and Lee family papers, 1740-1795, 8 microfilm reels by the University of Virginia of originals at various repositories. Finding aid.


Cornell University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1 letter (January 3, 1792) to Benjamin Lincoln and 1 letter (December 24, 1784) to John Houston in Washington Irving’s Life of George Washington, Volume III, Miscellany, 1756-1807; 1 letter (April 12, 1769) and 1 portrait in Volume XI, Miscellany, 1755-1785; and 1 portrait in Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Finding aid.


Georgia Historical Society
Savannah, GA
Papers: Correspondence in Eighteenth Century Governors of Georgia collection, 1754-1801.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: 1 item (July 24, 1789) in George F. Hoar autograph collection; and in the Arthur Lee papers, 1744-1882. Finding aid.


Henry E. Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: May 1789. 1 item.


Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, LA
Papers: Correspondence in Butler family papes, 1778-1975.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1 item (July 25, 1790) in Dreer collection; 1 item (February 24, 1791) in Charles Francis Jenkins collection; and correspondence in Robert Restalrig Logan collection, 1671-1863. Finding aid.


Johns Hopkins University
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Baltimore, MD
Papers: In Signers of Declaration of Independence collection, 1770-1826. Finding aid.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 4 boxes in Lee family papers, 1740-1795, available on 8 microfilm reels by the University of Virginia of originals in various repositories; and correspondence in Custis-Lee family papers, 1711-1924. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: 1 item (September 27, 1789) in Miscellaneous papers; 1 item (March 1, 1791) in E.C. Burnett collection; 2 items (November 17, 1788; November 17, 1789) in Richard Bland Lee papers; 1 item (January 15, 1791) in James Monroe papers; 1 item (September 14, 1789) in Patrick Henry papers; 5 items (April 6, 1789-September 29, 1790) in George Washington papers; 17 items (August 4, 1789-July 8, 1790) in Thomas L. Shippen papers; in Henry Woodhouse collection, 1656-1930; and items in various other collections.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 1773-1789. 17 items. Finding aid.


Morristown National Historic Park
Morristown, NJ
Papers: 1 item (August 5, 1789) in W. Smith collection.


New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
Papers: Correspondence in John Langdon papers, 1762-1972.


New York Historical Association Library
Cooperstown, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1775-1979. Finding aid.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1 item (April 25, 1789) in Sam Adams papers; 2 items (May 23, 26, 1789) in Emmet collection; 2 items (June 7, 1789; August 8, 1789) in Miscellaneous papers.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1776-1793. 11 items.


Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1777-1794. 6 items. Correspondence and documents. Finding aid.


Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: Correspondence in Timothy Hopkins’ Washington Irving collection, 1683-1839 (bulk 1753-1839). Finding aid.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: Correspondence in George Rogers Clark miscellaneous papers, 1776-1788.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1758-1795. Ca. 450 items.

Additional Papers: 35 reels of microfilm of originals at various repositories; and ca. 300 items in various collections. Finding aid.


University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Columbia, SC
Papers: Correspondence in Pierce Butler letterbook, 1790-1794. Finding aid.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: 1765-1793. 700 items. Also photographs.

Additional Papers: 2 items (June 24, 1789; August 8, 1790) in Lee-Ludwell papers; 1 item (September 1, 1790) in Peyton family papers; 2 items (November 4, 1788; May 30, 1789) in Edmund Jennings Lee papers; 4 items (September 13, 1789-June 10, 1790) in Lee family papers; 1 item (September 28, 1789); and correspondence with Patrick Henry in Henry family papers, 1763-1920.


Virginia State Library and Archives
Richmond, VA
Papers: 1776-1778. 3 letters.

Additional Papers: In Charles Carter Lee collection, 1768-1931 (bulk 1813-1870), microfilm; 3 executive communications (May 25, 1790-March 4, 1791); in Tazewell family papers, 1772-1866; and portraits.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: 1 item (May 10, 1789) in Franklin collection; and 8 microfilm reels by the University of Virginia Library of originals (1740-1795) in various repositories. Finding aid.