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Section of branch of tree planted by Lincoln

Object Number: 
1944.334
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 5 1/4 x 1 in. ( 7.6 x 13.3 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Cross section of branch.
Gallery Label: 
A note from the donor states that an inscription in his father's handwriting on end of the log read as follows: "A piece of the only tree Abraham Lincoln is known to have himself planted. It stood on the only land he ever owned. S.F."On the other end of the log was a note in the same handwriting reading "Given to me by Mrs. Edmonds[?] at the Lincoln House, Springfield, Illinois, July 31, 1898." The donor also states that he has a newspaper article saying that the tree blew down on Aug. 17, 1906.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Stuyvesant Fish
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group