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Collection Reference Number GLC04434
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1816 
Title Henry Lee to Charles Carter Lee regarding his son's education
Date 8 August 1816
Author Lee, Henry (1756-1818)  
Recipient Lee, Charles Carter  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Counsels his son, Charles Carter Lee, who was attending Harvard. Tells him to acquire knowledge from its foundation and not on the surface: "this last turns man into a puppet & the first fits him for the highest activity & the most lasting pleasure." On writing he says: "never mind yr style -- ony write yr first impressions quickly & clear & honestly. Style will come in due time, as will the maturation of judgement." Tells him to love virtue. Enjoins him to correspond with his parents. Written from the West Indies, where Henry Lee was attempting to recover his health.
Subjects Caribbean  Revolutionary War General  Children and Family  Education  Literature and Language Arts  
People Lee, Henry (1756-1818)  Lee, Charles Carter (1798-1871)  
Place written Bahama Islands
Theme Education; Health & Medicine; Arts & Literature; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859