Papers, 1727-1866, of Francis Prioleau Lee, his wife Sara Ann (Cooper) Lee, and her family. Chiefly papers, 1830-1850, of Francis P. Lee and concerning his estate. The papers reflect his education at Princeton University and at the General Theological Seminary, New York, New York. They cover his career as an Episcopal minister serving churches in Camden, New Jersey; Tallahassee, Florida; Camden, South Carolina; and Mobile, Alabama (Christ Church); and his trying to obtain an appointment to the faculty of the College of South Carolina. A major portion of the papers consist of manuscript sermons by Lee. The collection also includes wills and estate papers of Joseph Cooper and Benjamin Cooper; correspondence concerning lands in New Jersey and Pennsylvania inherited from Benjamin B. Cooper; and the financial problems of Sarah Ann (Cooper) Lee's brother, Ralph V. M. Cooper.
The Acc. 2011.285 additions contains correspondence between Francis P. Lee and Sarah Cooper Lee, correspondence between Sarah Cooper Lee and other members of the Cooper family, Francis P. Lee's private journal, the recipe book of Lelia Skipwith Lee Baer, and other materials.
A published copy of Francis P. Lee's manuscript speech in Box 4, folder 3, is in the Rare Books Department with call number 806 L511.
Lee, Francis Prioleau. <i>A Lecture on the Advantages of Associations for Literary Purposes delivered...February 3, 1843. </i>Camden, S.C.: Printed for the Lyceum by T. W. Pegues, 1843.