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The items is a shard of tin that was pulled from the ceiling of Hanchett Block, a building located in Beloit, Wisconsin. On 1 October 1859, Abraham Lincoln addressed a partisan group on the third floor of this building. The item was a gift to Frank J. Williams from Harold Holzer. Included with the item is a letter to Williams describing the item's provenance. Holzer procured the item while appearing at the Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin Meeting in Beloit, Wisconsin on 23 October 2004. The letter is presumably dated 11 April 2005.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

3 1/2 inches (length)

Materials and Techniques Display

tin (metal)

Creation Location

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

Work Type

ceiling

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

Includes documentary information.

ID

8338

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.

Shard from Hanchett Block Tin Ceiling

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