Stratford Hall, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, was built between 1730 and 1738 in the Georgian style. In 1929, the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association was incorporated as a non-profit organization and purchased Stratford, with the intent of restoring the Great House and outbuildings to create a memorial for the General of the Conferderate Army. The Association retained Kimball as restoration architect, a commission he completed with the assistance of Erling H. Pedersen.
The files are comprised primarily of Kimball's research on the house and its outbuildings and gardens, as well as a manuscript and typescript version of Kimball's report on the property. Also preserved are Ethel Armes comments on this report; Armes was a central force behind the home's restoration and author of "Stratford Hall," published in 1936.
Note that the majority of material related to this restoration, including all correspondence, were transferred to Stratford Hall on August 7, 1968.