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    [Mary Todd Lincoln] Copious "Lock of Mrs. Lincoln's Hair", so identified in manuscript note written on the card to which the lock has been pinned, the whole under glass in an oval frame (9" x 7"). Accompanied by a notarized affidavit signed by Richard S. Hagen of the "Friends of the Lincoln Shrines", Galena, IL, June 27, 1958, transferring ownership to King V. Hostick and stating that this hair was acquired from Mary Edwards Brown and was originally part of a "swatch" removed "from the head of Mary Todd Lincoln shortly before the latter's death" by Mrs. Lincoln's sister Elizabeth P. Edwards, grandmother of Mary Edwards Brown.

    Sale of the King V. Hostick Collection, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, Ill., 20 April 1985, lot 136.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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