Address by Nelson to the Students at the University Chapel, March 14, 1905
Nelson, Alexander Lockhart
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Transcribed in this journal is a previously undiscovered address on R. E. Lee, delivered by A. L. Nelson in a weekly morning seminar in what is now Lee Chapel. Describing in detail Lee’s initial ride into town through the intricacies of his funeral, Nelson gives a personal and revealing perspective on Lee; one that paints Lee in a brilliant, intellectual, caring, and progressive light. Nelson also charts the development of the university under Lee.