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    Ulysses S. Grant Hair Clippings Accompanied by Update on His Health by the Attending Physicians. Hair kept in a small envelope on which is written in black ink, "Genl. U. S. Grant's hair./ Rec'd. from Dr. George F. Shrady./ Cut during his final illness." With handwritten update in black ink, one page, 7.75" x 4.5", n.p. [Mt. McGregor, N.Y., 1885], April 4 [1885], written during Grant's final illness, only four months before his death due to throat cancer. "J. H. Douglas, M.D." and "George F. Shrady, M.D." both sign the update that reads in part, "He has taken nourishment regularly. His breathing is natural and pulse as usual." Age-toned with some foxing. Both the update and envelope of hair are hinged to a larger sheet (8.5" x 5") of paper. Near fine.

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