Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options


    Robert Todd Lincoln: ALS Debunking Some Lincoln Myths. 5" x 8" letter with integral leaf, Hildene [Manchester, Vermont], August 25, 1919, written to Mr. Otho Wiecker. In part: "... I am not a 'collector' and such a thing as a lithograph you mention possesses no interest for me. It is of course the work of some person ignorant of the probable environments of the event. So with pretended pictures of the Lincoln Cabin. They easily indicate what it probably was, but the actual cabin was a decayed ruin long before my father's election... The structure now enshrined in a great marble building in Kentucky is a fraud when represented as the actual home. So too with the 'Lincoln Family' pictures. There was never such a group actually assembled. [signed] Robert T. Lincoln". Sold together with the original transmittal envelope addressed in Lincoln's hand.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    24th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 780

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Jan 24, 2015 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 May 13 - 14 Space Exploration Signature® Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search