Scrapbook related statues of Abraham Lincoln in Europe, 1920-1921.


Scrapbook related statues of Abraham Lincoln in Europe, 1920-1921.

The volume contains three letters to the editor of the Boston herald all of which appeared in Dec. of 1920. The first, written by T.H. Bartlett and dated Dec. 20, describes the recent efforts to erect a statue of Lincoln in Christiania, Norway, and makes the claim that it is the first statue of Lincoln erected on foreign soil. The other two letters, written by John A. Gould and Thomas T. Watt and dated Dec. 22 and 28 respectively, dispute this last claim, and describe a statue of Lincoln that was erected in Edinburgh, Scotland during the latter half of the 19th century. Also included is a carbon copy of a letter, addressed to Kennedy, dated Jan. 5, 1921, and signed by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh that offers details of the Lincoln statue in Edinburgh. Pasted to the first leaf is an ms. letter of transmittal, signed by Kennedy, dated Belmont, Mass., Aug. 2, 1921, and addressed to Charles K. Bolton, librarian of the Boston Athenaeum.

1 v. (3 leaves) ; 29 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7883678

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Gould, John A., fl. 1920. (person)

Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929 (person)

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (person)

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Bartlett, Truman Howe, 1835-1923 (person)

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Watt, Thomas T. (person)