Title: Fort Wayne's Contacts with Abraham Lincoln.
Publisher: Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Fort Wayne, IN
Publication Date: 1966
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
8vo. Stiff wrappers. 19pp. Illustrations. Very good. Outer wrapper (only) lightly age toned, else internally fine. First edition, tight and nice, with choice autograph addition: Tipped to inside front wrapper is a Typed Note Signed from McMurtry, 1p, 7¼" X 10½", Fort Wayne, IN, 15 August 1968. Addressed to Arnold Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln scholar). Near fine. Two original mailing folds. On pictorial letterhead of "The Lincoln National Life Foundation," which lists him as director, McMurtry sends "Many thanks for the two copies of Ambassador which carries the story 'Strange Odyssey of Lincoln's Clothes.' This is of particular interest to me as I hope to do an article on Lincoln's Assassination Clothes for the November Lincoln Lore." Signed simply "Gerald" in big, bold black ink. McMurtry (1906-88) directed the Louis A. Warren Lincoln Library and Museum from 1956 to 1973 and wrote more than 200 articles, pamphlets and books about Lincoln. Bookseller Inventory # 41194
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