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    Ford's Theatre: Prohibitively Rare Clara Harris Autographed Letter Signed. 4 ¾" x 7 ¼" letter, docketed February 28, 1863, 2pp., written to Mrs. Corning, declining an invitation: "As we are unable to attend the concert this evening, & have no use for these tickets, will you be so kind as to take them & if you do not care to make use of them yourself, give them to someone who might like to go. Yours very truly Clara S. Harris." The content of this letter is most ironic, as Harris and her fiancé, Henry Rathbone, went to Ford's Theatre the night of the assassination, as guests of the Lincoln's, when no one else was willing to go. Harris was later murdered by her husband who was then committed to a lunatic asylum. Stain on first page. Signature appears on the front of the integral leaf, above a typewritten note identifying her.



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    January, 2015
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