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Not The Bixby Letter

June 2024
1min read


Michael Burlingame’s article on the letter to Mrs. Bixby (July/August) makes a strong argument that Lincoln was not its author. However, my home library includes a volume that contains a reproduction of what purports to be the original Bixby letter, signed and in the hand of Mr. Lincoln. The original is supposedly framed and hanging on a wall in Brasenose College, Oxford University.

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