Below is a list of secondary sources which address topics, issues and themes relevant to the history of the Arlington estate.
Arlington House History
Arlington House Handbook
Nelligan, Murray H., Old Arlington: The Story of the Robert E. Lee Memorial, Burke, VA: Chatelaine Press, 2001.
Robert E. Lee
Connelly, Thomas Lawrence. The Marble Man: Robert E. Lee and His Image in American
Freeman, Douglas Southhall. R. E. Lee. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937.
Lee Family History
Coulling, Mary P. The Lee Girls. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, 1987.
Craven, Avery. "To Markie," The Letters of Robert E. Lee to Martha Custis Williams. Boston, MA: Harvard University Press, 1934.
deButts, Mary Custis Lee. ed. Growing Up in the 1850s: The Journal of Agnes Lee.
MacDonald, Rose Mortimer Ellzey. Mrs. Robert E. Lee. Boston: Ginn, 1939.
Nagel, Paul C. The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family.
Torbert, Alice Coyle. Eleanor Calvert and Her Circle. New York: The William-Frederick Press, 1950.
Zimmer, Anne Carter. The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1997
Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972.
Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2000.
Clinton, Catherine. The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women
Perdue, Charles L., Thomas E. Barden and Robert K. Phillips eds. Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1976.
Potter, David Morris. The Impending Crisis: 1848-1861. New York: Harper Collins,
Leisch, Juanita. Who Wore What: Women's Wear 1861-1865. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1995.
Arlington National Cemetery History
Peters, James Edward. Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2000.
Did You Know?
George Washington Parke Custis, builder of Arlington House, was also a painter. Custis painted Revolutionary War battle scenes featuring his 'father', George Washington. He also painted murals of hunting scenes in the back hall of the house.