Ravensworth, Faifax County, Va.,

January 6, 1908.


This old fashioned, silver watch, that had belonged to my grandfather, G. W. P. Custis, was worn by my father, Genl. R. E. Lee, during the war of 1861-1865.

G.W.C. Lee


Was given to G. W. P. Custis by George Washington




Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 5, M2009.496 , Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 November 30