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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 1/2 inches (length)
Materials and Techniques Display
Beloit (Wis.); Holzer, Harold; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Williams, Frank J.
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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