The Scientific Library or Repository of Useful and Polite Literature Containing Geography, Ancient History, Astronomy, Modern History, Chronology, Mythology
By Reverend Thomas Smith
London: Printed for John Harris Senior of St. Paul's Church Yard and John Wallis, 12 Warwick Square June 16, 1806

"Mary A.R. Custis" is handwritten on reverse side in brown ink. Box contains six volumes written by Smith. This set of books belonged to Mary Custis as a young woman. Though educated at home, these books illustrate a sophisticated education and diverse interests.

Wood, paper. L 16.6 W 10.8 T 10.7 cm
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, ARHO 2272