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    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.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    24th Saturday
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