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    Abraham Lincoln: The Most Documented Lock of Lincoln's Hair Extant. Three strands of hair removed by surgeons to access the fatal wound. It was given by Mrs. Lincoln to Dr. Charles Taft, who attended the president on his deathbed. Taft willed his collection of mementos to his son, Charles C. Taft, who sold the hair lock with full documentation in 1908. Its provenance has been continuously documented since. These hairs come with a certificate of authenticity from University Archives, Westport, Connecticut who now own the complete Taft lock of Lincoln's hair. A full account of the history of this lock (on CD) also accompanies the lot.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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