Selling of Lincoln Artifacts to pay Museum's Debt

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The acquisition of 1,500 documents and artifacts for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a decade ago firmly established Illinois as a leading repository of all things Lincoln, the prairie lawyer who led the U.S. through the Civil War.
So forgive the handwringing over the possibility that some of it might have to be sold. The Lincoln museum’s fundraising foundation, which borrowed $23 million in 2007 to buy the trove from private collector Louise Taper, still owes $9.2 million on a note due in October 2019. Donations have slowed and state officials are reluctant to chip in. ( continued ): https://www.sharonherald.com/community/selling-expendable-lincoln-items-won-t-erase-museum-s-debt/article_55baa584-b29f-5114-abfa-f939fce205c3.html?fbclid=IwAR2Ktf6otItX1BRKJplnD3TfAEnavK1EHhGwiywR9L6j_9DbDj1F7bd-DoM

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Lincoln's bloodstained gloves carried on the night of his death.
 

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