Together 7 pages, 12mo-8vo, minor defects, one repair to torn fold, one autograph envelope. A group of letters from Robert E. Lee's invalid wife. The first declining an offer of money from a Confederate soldier, with a postscript: "I must caution you against allowing my letter to be printed as the General especially dislikes that notoriety either for us or himself." In a letter of condolence to a friend, she mentions that "The Genl & Custis are both absent having been summoned to attend Mr. [Jefferson] Davis' trial." The third letter, addressed to Benson Lossing, refers to a "communication in reply to one from me concerning my Father's 'Recollections' containing an offer on your part to relinquish without any restrictions all your interest in that Book for the sum of two hundred dollars if paid at once." Mary Lee's father, George Washington Parke Custis, was the grandson of Martha Washington. (3) " /> LEE, MARY CUSTIS. Three autograph letters signed ("M.C. Lee" "Mary C Lee" and "Mary Custis Lee") to various correspondents, Lexington, 14 February 1866-5 November 1870. <I>Together 7 pages, 12mo-8vo, minor defects, one repair to torn fold, one autograph envelope.</I> A group of letters from Robert E. Lee's invalid wife. The first declining an offer of money from a Confederate soldier, with a postscript: "I must caution you against allowing my letter to be printed as the General especially dislikes that notoriety either for us or himself." In a letter of condolence to a friend, she mentions that "The Genl & Custis are both absent having been summoned to attend Mr. [Jefferson] Davis' trial." The third letter, addressed to Benson Lossing, refers to a "communication in reply to one from me concerning my Father's 'Recollections' containing an offer on your part to relinquish without any restrictions all your interest in that Book for the sum of <I>two hundred</I> dollars if paid at once." Mary Lee's father, George Washington Parke Custis, was the grandson of Martha Washington. (3) | Christie's