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Object Name Souvenir
Catalog Number 2010.031.00008a
Description Hair: Strands of hair; mostly are blond/light grey, but a few darker, wirey strands(a).
Originally stored inside an envelope (b). Yellow envelope with a 3-cent stamp which was cancelled July 14 (unknown year) in Tennessee. The envelope was originally addressed to "Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe, Virginia". Handwritten at a ninety-degree angle is "President Davis hair cut at Fortress Monroe for (?) Gen.R E Lee's grey horse tail."
Material hair (human); hair (horse)
Dimensions W-3 L-5.5 inches
Provenance Hair believed to be from two sources, based on inscription on envelope: one source is Jefferson Davis, cut at Fortress Monroe; the other source is Traveller, Robert E. Lee's horse
People Davis, Jefferson
Lee, Robert E.
Search Terms Fortress Monroe
Subjects hair
mourning (tentative)