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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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

9 1/2 X 6 1/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product)

Creation Location

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

Work Type

facsimile (reproduction)

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.

ID

4166

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.

Reduced Facsimile of the Letter Accompanying the French Medal

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