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The dark days of Abraham Lincoln's widow, as revealed by her own letters

Author: Myra Helmer Pritchard; Jason Emerson
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2011.
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Written in 1927 but barred from timely publication by the Lincoln family, The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow, as Revealed by Her Own Letters is based on nearly two dozen intimate letters written between Mary Lincoln and her close friend Myra Bradwell mainly during the former's 1875 incarceration in an insane asylum. By the 1920s most accounts of Mrs. Lincoln focused on her negative qualities and dismissed her  Read more...
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Pritchard, Myra Helmer, -1947.
Dark days of Abraham Lincoln's widow, as revealed by her own letters.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010006484
(OCoLC)531718806
Named Person: Mary Todd Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Myra Bradwell; James B Bradwell; Mary Todd Lincoln; James B Bradwell; Myra Bradwell; Mary Todd Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Myra Helmer Pritchard; Jason Emerson
ISBN: 0809386046 9780809386048 1280697598 9781280697593
OCLC Number: 742517206
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 186 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Responsibility: Myra Helmer Pritchard ; edited and annotated by Jason Emerson.

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Written in 1927 but barred from timely publication by the Lincoln family, The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow, as Revealed by Her Own Letters is based on nearly two dozen intimate letters written between Mary Lincoln and her close friend Myra Bradwell mainly during the former's 1875 incarceration in an insane asylum. By the 1920s most accounts of Mrs. Lincoln focused on her negative qualities and dismissed her as ""crazy."" Bradwell's granddaughter Myra Helmer Pritchard wrote this distinctly sympathetic manuscript at the behest of her mother, who wished to vindicate Mary Li.

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