TACWM logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Souvenir
Catalog Number 0985.10.00319
Description A lock of President Jefferson Davis' hair. Blonde with gray strands as well, has a red ribbon holding the strands together. Stored in envelope, on which is written, "A lock of Pres't. Jeff Davis' hair Given me by his daughter Mrs. Hayes while at Blue Ridge Springs one summer a short time before his death"
Material hair (human)
Owned Rosa Aldrich
Provenance A lock of President Jefferson Davis's hair given to Mrs. Rosa Aldrich of Greenwood, South Carolina, by his daughter Mrs. Margaret Hayes while at Blue Ridge Springs one summer a short time before his death.
People Hayes, Margaret Howell Davis [Mrs. Joel Addison]
Davis, Jefferson
Aldrich, Rosa (Rose)
Davis, Margaret Howell
Subjects hair
women
gifts
Springs