3D Object  |  Collection The contents of Abraham Lincoln's pockets on the evening of his assassination. Contents of Lincoln's pockets

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Title
The contents of Abraham Lincoln's pockets on the evening of his assassination.
Other Title
Contents of Lincoln's pockets
Summary
The items consist of one pair of gold-rimmed spectacles with sliding temples and with one of the bows mended with string; one pair of folding spectacles in a silver case; an ivory pocket knife with silver mounting; a watch fob of gold-bearing quartz, mounted in gold; an oversize white Irish linen handkerchief with "A. Lincoln" embroidered in red cross-stitch; a sleeve button with a gold initial "L" on dark blue enamel; and a brown leather wallet, including a pencil, lined in purple silk with compartments for notes, U.S. currency, and railroad tickets. The wallet held a Confederate five-dollar bill and eight newspaper clippings. The clippings were from papers printed immediately before Lincoln's death, containing complimentary remarks about him written during his campaign for reelection to the Presidency. The Confederate five-dollar bill may have been acquired as a souvenir when Lincoln visited Petersburg and Richmond earlier in the month.
Contributor Names
Isham, Mary Lincoln, 1869-1938, former owner.
Library of Congress. Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[not after 1865].
Contents
Newpaper clipping captions: Emancipation in Missouri -- The disaffection among the Southern soldiers -- John Bright on the presidency -- President Lincoln -- The message of the Governor of Missouri -- A conscript's epistle to Jeff. Davis -- Sherman's orders for his march, special field order no. 120 -- The two platforms, Lincoln and Johnson.
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
-  Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865--Assassination
Notes
-  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Given to his son Robert Todd upon Lincoln's death, these everyday items, which through association with tragedy had become like relics, were kept in the Lincoln family for more than seventy years. They came to the Library in 1937 as part of the gift from Lincoln's granddaughter, Mary Lincoln Isham, and were susequently incorporated into the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana.
-  Exact number of items to be confirmed by RBSCD.
Medium
19 objects
Repository
Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/Stern.1049
Library of Congress Control Number
2014655007
Online Format
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2014655007
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Chicago citation style:

Isham, Mary Lincoln, Former Owner, Library Of Congress. Rare Book And Special Collections Division, and Alfred Whital Stern Collection Of Lincolniana. The contents of Abraham Lincoln's pockets on the evening of his assassination. [Not After, 1865] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2014655007/.

APA citation style:

Isham, M. L., Library Of Congress. Rare Book And Special Collections Division & Alfred Whital Stern Collection Of Lincolniana. (1865) The contents of Abraham Lincoln's pockets on the evening of his assassination. [Not After] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2014655007/.

MLA citation style:

Isham, Mary Lincoln, Former Owner, Library Of Congress. Rare Book And Special Collections Division, and Alfred Whital Stern Collection Of Lincolniana. The contents of Abraham Lincoln's pockets on the evening of his assassination. [Not After, 1865] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2014655007/>.

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