The Madness of Mary Lincoln

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In 2005, historian Jason Emerson discovered a steamer trunk formerly owned by Robert Todd Lincoln's lawyer and stowed in an attic for forty years. The trunk contained a rare find: twenty-five letters pertaining to Mary Todd Lincoln's life and insanity case, letters assumed long destroyed by the Lincoln family. Mary wrote twenty of the letters herself, more than half from the insane asylum to which her son Robert had her committed, and many in the months and years after. The Madness of Mary Lincoln is the first ...

The Madness of Mary Lincoln 2012, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809330102

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The Madness of Mary Lincoln 2007, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809327713

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