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The object is a small piece of wood that was once a part of a chestnut fence rail that was carried by Henry R. Hall in a Wide Awakes torchlight procession during Abraham Lincoln's 1860 campaign in Cairo, Illinois. The wood piece is attached to a sheet of paper that also bears two other pieces of paper containing provenance information. The first is signed by E. K. [Banks?] and the second is signed by R. Gerald McMurtry.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

3 3/4 inches (length of wood piece)

Materials and Techniques Display

wood (plant material)

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

wood (plant material)

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Related Source

Found in envelope with item #s 8263 and 8265.

ID

8264

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Piece of Chestnut Fence Rail

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