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Larkin G. Mead Jr. letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1026

Scope and Contents

Letter from Mead to Morrill telling him of the acceptance of his design and asking the possibility of the state donating a cannon for use in the monument. Noting the large amounts of granite and metal to be used, he states the cannon would help with the metal and that a lot of the granite would come from eastern states. Addressed envelope included.


  • Created: October 8, 1868


Biographical / Historical

Larkin G. Mead, a Vermont sculptor, won an 1868 design competition sponsored by the National Lincoln Monument Association and his design for the tomb became the first major Lincoln commemorative project to be completed.

Justin Smith Morrill was a U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1867-98.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 3 pages

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