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The facsimile depicts a letter written by French citizens to Mary Todd Lincoln on 15 October 1866. It is written in French and is signed by twenty "distinguished citizens," including Victor Hugo. The letter depicted in the facsimile accompanied a gold medal presented to Mary Todd Lincoln. This medal is commonly known as the French-Swiss medal (funded and gifted by 40,000 French citizens, struck in Switzerland) and was a gift made in honor of the Martyred President.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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9 1/2 X 6 1/4 inches
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paper (fiber product)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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