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Creator Role

printer

Description

The print features the full text of Abraham Lincoln's letter to Lydia Parker Bixby. The letter, rumored to have been written by Lincoln's private secretary John Hay, was written in 1864 to offer condolences to Bixby, who claimed to have lost five sons during the American Civil War. This copy has been transcribed and printed in a standard typeface and is accompanied by a small information card. It was originally enclosed within a thin black frame but was removed for preservation.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1942-02-01

Measurement

13 X 11 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

recto, at top: THE FAMOUS LETTER TO MRS. BIXBY / BY / ABRAHAM LINCOLN recto, information card: Privately printed by / Harry D. Oppenheimer / Chicago, February, 1942

Creation Location

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

Work Type

text (documents)

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

Item # 7040 was found inside the same frame.

ID

7039

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.

The Famous Letter to Mrs. Bixby by Abraham Lincoln

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