Letter written to Elizabeth L.C. Dixon from Mary Lincoln

Title

Letter written to Elizabeth L.C. Dixon from Mary Lincoln

Subject

Lincoln assassination-- Mary Lincoln

Description

A handwritten letter by Mary Lincoln to friend, Elizabeth L.C. Dixon recounting the horror they experienced together the night Lincoln died. The letter sheds new light on the close friendship shared with her lady friends, Mrs. Dixon and sister Mrs. Kinney. These friends are shown seated with Mary Lincoln in Chappel's painting, Lincoln's Final Hours, at Chicago History Museum and John Hay Library, Brown University.

Creator

Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Files

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Date Added
May 8, 2012
Collection
MANUSCRIPTS
Item Type
Document
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Citation
Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist, “Letter written to Elizabeth L.C. Dixon from Mary Lincoln,” E - A r c h i v e s , accessed April 27, 2017, http://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/611.