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    [Abraham Lincoln]: Extensive National Lincoln Monument Association Archive. This very extensive collection of ephemera deals with the organization tasked with building the tomb and monument for Abraham Lincoln at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. The group includes: 1) a six-page manuscript ("Copy of the Original") signed O[zias] M. Hatch, from the directors of the association, giving its history, recounting the attempt to steal Lincoln's body, and claiming the $2500 bequest of the late William Bein of San Francisco, 2) a group of six 5" x 8" printed reports or directives dated 1865-1868 mostly dealing with architectural plans, 3) a group of twelve receipts and expense reports from both printing companies, newspapers and the association itself dated 1868-1870, 4) five pieces of assorted ephemera (1866 coated stock card of Lincoln's Farewell Address, official Treasury envelope addressed by Francis Spinner, a December 1861 letter to Spinner seeking employment for someone, an engraved contribution certificate for the association, two salary and expense vouchers sent to Spinner in his capacity as association Treasurer, 5) seven legal sized documents itemizing the loss of personal articles at U. S. Grant's inauguration ball on March 4, 1869 requesting reimbursement from Spinner. Thievery in the Grant administration apparently began on Day One!



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