Pleased to pass along the news I will be giving a talk at the Alexandria Library on Queen Street. They have not yet posted anything, but below are the details.
A special thank you to Craig Keith, designer extraordinaire in Old Town, who took the images and Selective Genealogy I sketched to form a fabulous handout for the event.
Hope to see you there!
When: Saturday, May 12 at 11 AM
Where: Alexandria Library, Barrett Branch on Queen Street in Old Town
Parlez Vous Français, Monsieur Lee? The Fascinating Story of the Cazenove, Lee, and Du Pont Families in Alexandria
Hanging on a wall inside the Alexandria Library’s Special Local History/Special Collections on Queen Street, a bronze historical marker points out that Dorothy Vandegrift Lee donated a collection of books on Virginia history and the Lee family to the library in 1958. She gave the gift to honor the memory of her husband, Cazenove G. Lee, Jr., a Lee family historian.
Virginians know a thing or two about the Lee family, but did you know Cazenove G. Lee, Jr., was the great, great grandson of Anthony Charles Cazenove, a French speaking Swiss emigre who lived and prospered in Alexandria in the first half of the nineteenth century? Did you know Cazenove G. Lee Jr’s grandfather was Cassius Lee, a cousin of Robert E. Lee, and that his father, Cazenove Gardner Lee, married into the famous Du Pont family?
Author and local historian Jay Roberts will discuss the fascinating story of Anthony Charles Cazenove and his descendants, who include members of the famed Lee and DuPont families.