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Lincoln Assassination Relics Coveted in 19th Century Archive
1865. Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Assassination Relics Coveted in 19th CenturyArchive"such things are now eagerly sought after."Joseph S. Sessford was working in the box office at Ford's Theatreon the night of April 14, 1865, when actor John Wilkes Booth assassinatedPresident Abraham Lincoln. Three decades later, he corresponded with a NewYork City vaudeville actor who collected Lincolniana and wanted to buy someitems from Sessford.[ABRAHAM LINCOLN.] Joseph S. Sessford, 6 Autograph Letters and aFragment All Signed, to Emil Rosenberger, June 4, 1894-September 2, 1895,Washington, D.C. 13 pp., 4.5" x 7" to 6.5" x 9.75".Expected folds; very good.Excerpts "At your request I send enclosed John T. Ford's article, and alsoanother interesting article, with the understanding that you will return thesame before Saturday, June 9, 1894; which will give you sufficient time tohave them copied. I am favoring you in regard to loaning the articles,(although you are unknown to me,) and I trust to your honor to return themduly and in good condition." (June 4, 1894)"You must remember that there is a very great difference betweenoriginal articles and copies, and I do not think that an original bill of theplay can be bought at any price, and as I said in my last letter, that sucharticles as I have (which are of course original) are not on sale in theUnited States, except at enormous prices. As an instance of the value of suchthings (original of course) Mr. Gunther of Chicago gave me one hundreddollars for a small lot, and he is a very close buyer." (June 18,1894)"I forgot to mention that I have sev … [Click Below for Full Description]
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