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    Abraham Lincoln: The Most Documented Lock of Lincoln's Hair Extant. Three strands of hair removed by surgeons to access the dying president's fatal wound. It was given by Mrs. Lincoln to Dr. Charles Taft, who attended the president on his deathbed. Taft willed his collection of mementos to his son, Charles C. Taft, who sold the hair lock with full documentation in 1908. Its provenance has been continuously documented. These hairs come with a certificate of authenticity from University Archives (Westport, Connecticut), which now owns the complete Taft lock of Lincoln's hair. A full account of the history of this lock (on CD) also accompanies the lot.


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    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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