|Description||Variety of dried and pressed flowers and grasses which had once been framed with a photograph. They are attached to a rectangular piece of paper.|
|Dimensions||H-7.875 W-5.875 inches|
|Owned||William Gray (Willie); Anna Hope Gray ; Nora Faulkner|
|Event||Death and burial of Robert E. Lee, 1870|
|Provenance||Leaves and flowers from the casket of Robert E. Lee in October 1870 collected by Willie Gray, a student at Washington College [Washington and Lee University] and sent to his sister Anna Hope Gray, a student at the "Corona", Dr. Kelly's girls school in Lebanon, Tennessee. Anna was a classmate of Nora Faulkner and gave a few of the leaves to her. According to Nora, no flowers were placed on Lee's casket, just greenery.|
Lee, Robert E.
Gray, Anna Hope
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