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    James Garfield: Assassination Archive. Group of sixteen items, including: 1) a 3-pg. letter from the Executive Mansion dated July 10, 1881 to Mr. Ivard (eight days after Garfield was shot), in part: "Dr. Jahntine with his precious charge, arrived last evening. This morning the President shall have his first introduction to your Bacchic antiquity...". 2) a July 5th telegram from the White House doctor ("President very much better... Pulse reduced 12 beats. Temperature over 3 less, no nausea. Eats and digests. Good spirits. No more swelling of stomach, or bad sensation in feet..."). 3 through 7) three photographs of First Lady Lucretia Garfield, a clipped signature and an 1887 ALS on mourning stationery. 8 through 12) memorial items including a silk ribbon, paper ribbon, San Francisco obsequies booklet, Blaine's memorial biography of Garfield in pictorial wraps and an engraved card for the Washington, D.C. memorial service. 13 through 16) three stereo views and an oddball 1881 spiritualist paperback with "A Thrilling Account of the late President Garfield's Reception in the Spirit World". From the Donald P. Dow Collection.

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