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LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865) – A large collection of approximately 200 letters, documents and signatures, mostly related to life of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Includes: LINCOLN, Abraham. AD, unsigned, Pike County, Illinois, 5 December 1839, a...

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Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:  US$7,500
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LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865) – A large collection of approximately 200 letters, documents and signatures, mostly related to life of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Includes: LINCOLN, Abraham. AD, unsigned, Pike County, Illinois, 5 December 1839, a plea written on behalf of W. W. Edwards; [LINCOLN, Abraham] A swatch of black crepe that covered Lincoln's bier when he lay in state the Capitol Rotunda (with note from Gen. Whitaker, who recovered the piece). These pieces are accompanied by a large body of letters from many Lincoln ancestors, associates and Civil War figures, including, but not limited to Hannibal HAMLIN, William H. SEWARD, Gideon WELLES, Simon CAMERON, Alexander STEPHENS, Fernando WOOD, Horace GREELEY Harriet Beecher STOWE, Henry Ward BEECHER, Charles SUMNER, William T. SHERMAN, John A. DIX, Stephen T. LOGAN, John LETCHER, Gerrit SMITH, William H. HERNDON, Edward EVERETT Francis E. SPINNER, Henry DEARBORN, Charles A. DANA, David DAVIS Charles F. ADAMS, and many more, many of which can be found in multiple examples. [ With :] related engravings, a bas-relief bust of Lincoln (framed), and a large collection of 20th century postcards related to Lincoln and Springfield, Illinois.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana
Date of the auction: 5 Dec 2017
Address: Christie's
New York