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    Elizabeth Custer: An Early 1878 Letter on Black-Bordered Mourning Stationery. Significant content: Custer's widow writes to the wife of New York attorney Edwin Stoughton, acknowledging the friendship and support since she had moved to New York City, even though "New Yorkers laugh so at my intense western manner." She goes on, "Your loving kindness has lain on my heart during these past dreadful years (since Little Big Horn)...I have often been ready to die...It has nearly killed me though-the confinement to the house and the anxiety of it all has often made me fear I would have to give up." 4 pp., in excellent condition. Libbie lived to great age and wrote many letters, but an early one like this, which exposes her state of mind in mourning, is a special example. From the collection of Donald P. Dow.


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