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Note by Elizabeth Wadsworth about the lock of George Washington's hair

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

This note by Elizabeth Wadsworth, written about 1802, gives the lock of George Washington's hair to her sister, Zilpah, in order to pass it along either to the Museum at Bowdoin College, or to the State of Maine. Elizabeth sought a memento of Washington after his death and received the lock of hair.

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  • Title: Note by Elizabeth Wadsworth about the lock of George Washington's hair
  • Creator: Wadsworth, Elizabeth
  • Creation Date: circa 1802
  • Subject Date: circa 1802
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1247, MS-00-448 V.1 misc. box 5/5/
  • Object Type: Text

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