Originally published by the University of Virginia Library in 1966.
John Adams wrote that "the family of Lee...has more men of merit than any other." Richard Henry Lee was a delegate to the Continental Congress, president of Congress under the Articles of Confederation (1784-1786), and a senator (1789-1792).
His brother Arthur served as an assistant to Benjamin Franklin in London, as a member of the American commission in Paris, and as a delegate to Congress (1782-1785). William, another brother, pursued successful mercantile and political careers in London after 1768 and also acted as an American agent in France, Germany, and Holland.
The Lee Family Papers makes available virtually all known manuscripts of the Lees, including not only the collections of the University of Virginia Library but also those housed in the Houghton Library at Harvard University and at the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
The material is arranged chronologically, with the exception of pamphlets and miscellaneous items that are found on the last roll. A printed guide with chronology, roll notes, and a list of major correspondents accompanies the microfilm.
Number of rolls: 8