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Albert G. Wolford letter

 Collection — Box: 99
Identifier: MS-SC1680-A

Scope and Contents

Letter, May 7, 1861, to his brother in Louisville, Kentucky, commenting on military activities in Alton and Cairo, Illinois and on his familiarity with Abraham Lincoln: " I have known him for twenty three years, and he means what he says."


  • Created: May 7, 1861


Biographical / Historical

Albert G. Wolford (1811-1894) was a painter who spent much of his life in Alton, Illinois. Born in Pennsylvania, he spent some time living in Kentucky and then came to Illinois in 1837. He married Sarah Calvin in 1850, and together they had at least two children.


1 folder (.5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 4 pages

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