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Item 677 - Laura Keene Catalog 543 (Jan 2019)

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Stage actress and manager (1826-1873) whose company was playing Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre on the night of Lincoln's assassination. After he was shot, she entered his box and tried to comfort him, cradling his head in her lap. Scarce ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, personal monogrammed letterhead, June 28, 1868. In part: "Will you pay me that promised visit at your earliest leisure, I have a matter of great importance on the tapis and would like to consult with you on the subject." In fine condition.

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