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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
21 October 1861
2 3/4 inches X 1 1/8 inches (approximate)
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product)
recto, signature: A. Lincoln / Oct. 21, 1861.
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
It is enclosed in a frame along with item # 8253.
Mississippi State University Libraries
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).
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