Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Dorothy Love
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray

This book is about the true-life friendship between Mary Anna Custis Lee (a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and wife of Confederate General Robert E. Lee) and Selina Gray, who was a slave at the Lee's home, Arlington house in Virginia. Mary is heiress to George Washington's personal belongings and when she has to flee her home, due to the outbreak of the Civil War, she entrusts Arlington and those belongings to her personal maid, Selina Gray. Selina manages to save many of George Washington's treasures from the looting of the union army.  Click here for a photo and more information on Selina Gray from the National Park Service. This was a compelling story about a 50-year friendship whose truth should not be forgotten.

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