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Lot 1042

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Description:
A most impressive presentation for any Lincoln aficionado, combining six strands of hair from the head of President ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865), as well as four strands of hair from Lincoln's Secretary of State, WILLIAM SEWARD (1801-1872). These strands of hair were collected as keepsakes by Mrs. Caroline Wright, wife of Indiana Governor Joseph Wright, both of whom were close friends of the Lincolns. Both Lincoln and Seward would be attacked by pro-Confederate conspirators on April 14, 1865, with Seward grievously injured and Lincoln dying from a gunshot wound delivered point-blank by John Wilkes Booth. These hairs are accompanied by a third striking relic of the assassination, a small section of the blood-stained sheet upon which Lincoln lay in his final hours. This incredible relic was taken from a large section of sheet found among the papers of American Minister to Greece CHARLES K. TUCKERMAN (1821-1896), who was in Washington at the time of the assassination. Included with the presentation is a color copy of the complete section of bedsheet, with Tuckerman's initials and note of provenance: 'Relic from the death bed of Abraham Lincoln, stained with his blood. Taken from his death chamber. C. K. T.' We personally witnessed our consignor dividing this relic into smaller pieces and will include our COA on request. Each item is encapsulated in hard plastic, and attractively matted with an image of Lincoln on his death bed and an explanatory caption. An important group of relics with excellent provenance - a must-have for any Lincoln collector.

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February 9, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, US

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