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    [William H Seward and Edwin M. Stanton] Locks of Hair of Lincoln's Most Significant Cabinet Members, William H Seward and Edwin M. Stanton. Seward's sizeable lock (perhaps 50 strands, nearly 2" long) stored in a folded Autograph Letter Signed about photos from his daughter-in-law Anna Seward, 2 pages, 5" x 8", March 9th (no year; ca 1868), on family crest stationery, to Mrs. (Edwards) Pierrepont. A faint pencil note written near the lock, evidently by Mrs. Pierrepont, reads simply "Gov. Seward's hair."

    Together with a hand-carried mourning envelope. Stanton's generous lock, about the same size as Seward's, is stored in a folded sheet and accompanied by a mourning envelope bearing a contemporary ink note reading "Mr. Stanton's hair, for Mrs. Pierrepont". Together with a foxed bust engraving of Stanton. Excellent personal mementoes, perfectly documented, and the only such we have seen. Edwards Pierrepont, a socially prominent New York attorney, prosecuted Lincoln assassination conspirator John H. Surratt and was later ambassador to England.

    Mrs. Edwards Pierrepont, to Mrs. M. Pierrepont O'Connell by descent; P. Donald Kemp.

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