Artifacts

Creator

Abraham Lincoln

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Creator Role

writer

Description

This clipped signature of Abraham Lincoln is dated October 21, 1861. This is the first Lincoln signature purchased by Chief Justice Williams at a cost of $200.00. Clipped signatures, not really the best way of collecting autographs, now sell for $3,000.00.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

21 October 1861

Measurement

2 3/4 inches X 1 1/8 inches (approximate)

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product)

Inscription

recto, signature: A. Lincoln / Oct. 21, 1861.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

autograph (manuscripts)

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

It is enclosed in a frame along with item # 8253.

ID

8254

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.

1861 Lincoln Signature

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