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Object Name SOUVENIR
Catalog Number 0985.06.00092
Description Pressed flowers attached to a handwritten letter with a sealed envelope reading: "Flowers from the bier of R.E. Lee"
Owned Mrs. Bradley T. Johnson
Event death and burial of Robert E. Lee, 1870
Provenance Obtained from Robert E. Lee's funeral bier, Mrs. J. Randolph Tucker sent the flowers to Mrs. Bradley T. Johnson, ca. October 19, 1870.

"Pressed flowers from the coffin of Gen. R. E. Lee. Sent in letter from Mrs. J. R. Tucker, Lexington, to Mrs. Bradley T. Johnson."
People Lee, Robert E.
Randolph, J. Tucker, Mrs.
Johnson, Jane Claudia Saunders [Mrs. Bradley T.]
Saunders, Jane Claudia
Subjects mourning
Funeral rites & ceremonies
Burials
flowers
foliage