|Description||Gold locket with a lock of blonde-white hair. Etched on the face in black letters: "LOCK / OF / GENERAL / R.E. LEE'S / HAIR / LEXINGTON VA. / OCTOBER / 1870." A pendant fob is still attached.|
|Material||hair (human) ; metal|
|Owned||Henry G. Smythe|
|Provenance||A gold locket containing a lock of Robert E. Lee's hair, owned by Henry Gerald Smythe of London, England. The hair may have been taken from Lee at the time of his death and burial, as the locket is engraved with the date and year of his death and burial (October 1870).|
Lee, Robert E.
Smythe, Henry G.
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