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    [George Armstrong Custer] Two Elizabeth Custer Autograph Letters Signed.
    (1) One page, 4.5" x 7", 22 East 78th Street, December 26, 1891, to "My Dear Miss Morell." In part: "I hope that I shall find time to go and see you when I am in Boston in February but if not perhaps I can ask you to come to me. I am going for work and I must deny myself visiting I fear. With all the good wishes of the year I am/ yours sincerely/ Elizabeth B. Custer."
    (2) One page, 5" x 6.25", n.p., n.d., to Mrs. Umnia [?] in full: "It will be such a pleasure to dine with you Thursday/ Most Sincerely/ Elizabeth B. Custer."

    After the death of her husband, George Custer, Elizabeth Bacon Custer spent much of her time rehabilitating his legacy by portraying him as an American hero. She worked hard in this endeavor, making speeches, writing articles, and authoring three books. The first letter offered here is evidence of her dedication to her husband's memory, a dedication that successfully convinced most that Gen. Custer was a hero, at least until twentieth historians began looking more critically at his life. A great beginning or addition to a Custer collection; each of these letters has a mid-page horizontal fold; very fine.


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