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Champion Prize Envelopes—Lincoln & Davis in 5 Rounds Collection

 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...
Dates: 1861 - 1861

Michael Quin Documents

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/CW 2013
Scope and Contents This collection consists of State Department copies of documents sent by British Ambassador Lord Lyons to U. S. Secretary of State William H. Seward on 8 August 1863, now being forwarded, on 13 August, to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, accompanied by a cover letter signed by Seward. The case itself was months old, and had spawned a good deal of paperwork prior to the appearance of this particular batch of documents. The two key items are; 1) a seven-page affidavit of Quinn's describing...
Dates: 1863