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RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - Eva Elisabeth - 08-24-2015 12:30 PM

Thank you, Roger, good wishes of any kind are always most appreciated prizes


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - LincolnToddFan - 08-27-2015 05:43 PM

(08-24-2015 08:10 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  Excellent, Eva! That is correct. Apparently she slept on one side of the bed leaving space for her husband, and she asked visitors if they could hear his voice when they were in her room.

You win very best wishes for good late-summer weather in Germany!

YIKES...I know about her saving her husband's "spot" for him but I never heard about Mary actually asking visitors if they could hear old Abe?! Roger, please tell me where you read that...I want to read about it in more detail. Poor Mary!Huh

Way to go Eva, you are unbelievably good at this stuff!


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - RJNorton - 08-27-2015 05:54 PM

(08-27-2015 05:43 PM)LincolnToddFan Wrote:  YIKES...I know about her saving her husband's "spot" for him but I never heard about Mary actually asking visitors if they could hear old Abe?! Roger, please tell me where you read that...

Hi Toia. Do you have The Insanity File: The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln by Mark Neely and R. Gerald McMurtry? It's at the bottom of p. 122.


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - Eva Elisabeth - 08-27-2015 06:12 PM

It's also on p.130 in Jason Emerson's "Madness of ML".


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - LincolnToddFan - 09-03-2015 08:01 PM

Okay...got it. I have read both books but must have forgotten that, poor Mary!

Thanks Roger and Eva!


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - Eva Elisabeth - 10-18-2015 07:39 AM

Who wrote this:
"In the evening I was at Lincoln’s for supper. His lady had decked herself out very prettily and already knows very well how to wave a fan."


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - RJNorton - 10-18-2015 07:51 AM

Henry Villard?


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - Eva Elisabeth - 10-18-2015 08:00 AM

A very smart guess, Roger, but it was not Henry Villard.


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - RJNorton - 10-18-2015 08:58 AM

Joseph Gillespie?


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - Eva Elisabeth - 10-18-2015 09:12 AM

Another excellent guess, but he didn't say this either.


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - RJNorton - 10-18-2015 09:33 AM

Henry Clay Whitney?


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - Jim Page - 10-18-2015 09:41 AM

Wisconsin politician Carl Schurz, who, I believe, seconded Seward's nomination for the Republican party candidate for president in 1860. Or he may have drawn the Peanuts comic strip. He did something, that's for sure.

--Jim


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - Eva Elisabeth - 10-18-2015 11:02 AM

Another outstanding guess, Roger, but kudos to Jim, Carl Schurz is correct! He also wrote: "She chats quite nicely and will be able to adapt herself to the White House without difficulty."

Jim, you win the fan Mary waved at Ford's on April 14. As soon as you succeed in waving it gracefully, please deck yourself out likewise prettily and post a video!
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RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - Jim Page - 10-18-2015 01:29 PM

(10-18-2015 11:02 AM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  Jim, you win the fan Mary waved at Ford's on April 14.

Wow! This is a wonderful present, but I'll re-gift that to someone who would treasure it more. I'm not a big "fan" of Mary Todd Lincoln's!

--Jim


RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions - L Verge - 10-18-2015 05:16 PM

(10-18-2015 01:29 PM)Jim Page Wrote:  
(10-18-2015 11:02 AM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  Jim, you win the fan Mary waved at Ford's on April 14.

Wow! This is a wonderful present, but I'll re-gift that to someone who would treasure it more. I'm not a big "fan" of Mary Todd Lincoln's!

--Jim

That must have been a very popular style of fan in the 1860s. I have my great-grandmother's fan of the same period, which is identical except for being originally a burgundy color. It may have been her wedding fan in November of 1860.