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Object Name SOUVENIR
Catalog Number 0985.11.00173
Date 1870
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.
People Lee, Robert E.
Gray, William
Gray, Anna Hope
Subjects flowers
foliage
mourning
Funeral rites & ceremonies
Burials
girls
children