|Description||Lock of hair from Jefferson Davis framed in oval goldtone metal with female face in garland worked on crown of frame. The frame had easel legs attached to its back.|
|Material||hair (human) ; glass ; metal|
|Owned||Mrs. L. O. B. Branch [Mrs. Lawrence O'Brien Branch]|
|Event||imprisonment of Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1865-1867|
Hair of Jefferson Davis. Believed given to Mrs. Lawrence O'Brien Branch by Davis when he was in Fortress Monroe.
"A lock of President's Davis's hair sent to me during his imprisonment in Fortress Monroe 1866. Mrs. L.O.B. Branch."
"A lock of President Davis's hair, neatly framed, cut from his head while in prison at Fort Monroe, and sent by him to Mrs. L. O'B. Branch, of NC."
Branch, Lawrence O'Brien, Mrs.
imprisonment of Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1865-1867