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Champion Prize Fight Envelopes—Lincoln & Davis in 5 Rounds Collection

Identifier: MSSP 2011

Scope and Contents

A complete set of five profusely illustrated unused envelope covers which use the sport of boxing as a metaphor for the political and military conflict between the United States of America and the rebellious Confederate States of America in 1861. The images on each envelope depict the ultimately victorious President of the United States Abraham Lincoln and the President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis in a boxing match. The envelopes were published by J. H. Tingley, 152 1/2 Fulton St. New York. Each envelope bears the statement “entered according to Act [of] Congress in the year 1861 by T. S. Peirce in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.” Each envelope measures 6 inches by 3.5 inches (about 15.5 cm by 9 cm).


  • Creation: 1861 - 1861

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


.25 Cubic Feet (1 Half Document Container (legal))

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Arranged chronologically by number.

Greg Bond
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556