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    A Piece of Blood-Stained Bandage from Abraham Lincoln's Deathbed. A triangular piece of cloth (about 4.5" at longest edge) with some scattered, faint reddish-brown stains, framed with a notarized autograph document signed by Emma Gurley Adams, three-fourths page, 5" x 6.5", Washington, D.C., 5 February 1914, stating that "This piece of a bandage, used at Mr. Lincoln's death bed . . . by Dr. W.M. [sic, Robert K.] Stone, was given to my father, Rev'd. P.D. Gurley, by Dr. Stone, who was his family physician." Also in the frame are photostatic clippings from the Washington Evening Star, 15 April 1865, mentioning Dr. Gurley's presence at Lincoln's deathbed and Dr. Stone's at Lincoln's autopsy. A choice relic with excellent provenance and associations (Gurley was the Lincolns' Presbyterian minister in the capital, and he delivered the sermon at the President's White House funeral).

    Provenance
    : Townsend; Turner, lot 92.




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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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