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    Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln: Autograph Note Signed and Locks of Hair. Wonderful lot of Lincolniana which includes several components: 1) 3.5" x 3" scrap of paper with partial note containing eleven words in the hand of Abraham Lincoln, concluding with his autograph "A. Lincoln" (scattered pinholes seen only when held up to light, affecting only the first "i" in "Lincoln"; else, fine condition). 2) envelope from Royal Insurance of Quincy, Illinois inscribed near top: "Mrs. Mary Lincoln's hair & a note." 3) Two substantial locks of dark brown or brunette hair interspersed with grey, originating from Mary Todd Lincoln.

    These items descended in the family of Mrs. Fowler, a Chicago neighbor and friend of Mary Todd Lincoln whose son, Henry, was Tad's playmate during their stay in that city. The collection has been kept intact until recently consigned to Heritage.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
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