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    Robert Todd Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed Sending Abraham Lincoln Clipped Signature. One page with integral blank, 5.5" x 8.5", Chicago, May 30, 1879. The only surviving son of President Abraham Lincoln writes in reply to a request for his father's signature.

    The letter reads, in full: "In reply to your letter I am sorry to say that I have nothing but a few check signatures - one of which I take pleasure in enclosing." Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) was the eldest son of Abraham Lincoln and served as secretary of war under Presidents Garfield and Arthur.

    Below Robert Todd's note is a clipped Abraham Lincoln signature, measuring 2.75" x 1", signed "A Lincoln." Areas of light soiling along the right edge. Small spot of foxing.

    W.C. Putnam Collection for the benefit of the Acquisition and Conservation Fund of the Putnam Museum.



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