Rare Lucretia Rudolf Garfield Autograph Letter Written Shortly After the Assassination of Her Husband Signed "Lucretia R. Garfield". One page. 5" x 8". Mentor, Ohio, October 4, 1881. Mrs. Garfield writes in part: "The parcel sent by you contg. the two copies of Miss Ingelow's poems & the "Religio Medici" is recd. It is very precious to me; likewise her letter...The last book I read during the last days of the President's illness was her "Fated to be Free". I read it to occupy the hours when I was not sitting beside him lest my own thoughts would overcome my hope & I laid the book down finished only a few hours before his spirit passed away. It startled me with a fear that the closing scene might be a prophecy. Alas! Alas!" . An intimate letter, written in reflection of her husband's recent death, with the usual fold creases, else fine.

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