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Object Name Souvenir
Catalog Number 0985.01.00009
Date 1866
Description Lock of whitish hair in brass oval frame; inner circle of blue velvet and the hair is resting on a backing of black velvet under glass.
Material hair ; textile (velvet) ; glass ; metal (brass)
Dimensions H-5 W-3.75 inches
Owned Mrs. J. F. Alger
Provenance This is a lock of hair from Robert E. Lee sent by him to Mrs. J.F. Alger of St. Louis, Missouri for the benefit of the Southern Relief Fair, held by the Missouri Southern Relief Association in October 1866. She bequested it to her daughter, the donor.
People Lee, Robert E.
Alger, J. F., Mrs.
Search Terms Southern Relief Society Fair
relief societies
St. Louis, Missouri
Subjects Aid (Relief)
Fund raisers
Fund raising
mourning (tentative)
Relief (Aid)