Manuscript/Mixed Material Letter to Brig. General Sickles from Mary Todd Lincoln, September 31, 1862.

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Title
Letter to Brig. General Sickles from Mary Todd Lincoln, September 31, 1862.
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Mary Todd (Author)
Created / Published
Washington, D. C., 9/31/1862
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln, Mary Todd (1818-1882)
-  Lincoln, William Wallace (Willie) (1850-1862)
-  Sickles, Daniel E. (1819-1914)
-  Correspondence
-  Manuscripts
-  letter
-  United States -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Genre
Correspondence
Manuscripts
letter
Notes
-  On Mary Todd Lincoln's monogrammed, black-bordered stationery, in memory of her departed son, Willie. With black-bordered envelope.
-  Written only about a week after the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, and in the midst of the increasing fear that the enemy might take Washington, this magnificent letter reveals Mrs. Lincoln as one of the most courageous and considerate of all first ladies. Unlike her later letters, with are filled with self-pity, this early letter reveals the characteristics in her which Lincoln must have loved and admired.
Medium
envelope: 10 x 6 cm; letter: 10.5 x 14.5 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Portfolio 2, no. 9
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Repository
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/lprbscsm.scsm0867
Online Format
online text
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Chicago citation style:

Lincoln, Mary Todd. Letter to Brig. General Sickles from Mary Todd Lincoln, September 31, 1862. Washington, D. C., 9/31, 1862. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm000867/. (Accessed April 28, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Lincoln, M. T. (1862) Letter to Brig. General Sickles from Mary Todd Lincoln, September 31, 1862. Washington, D. C., 9/31. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm000867/.

MLA citation style:

Lincoln, Mary Todd. Letter to Brig. General Sickles from Mary Todd Lincoln, September 31, 1862. Washington, D. C., 9/31, 1862. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm000867/>.