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This is a portrait of Grace Bedell Billings, who sent Abraham Lincoln a letter on October 5, 1860, from Westfield, New York, urging him to grow a beard to improve his appearance. Lincoln responded in a letter on October 19, 1860, making no promises; however, within a month, he grew a full beard. She later married a Union soldier and settled in Delphos, Kansas.

Date: 1875

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Item Number: 211229
Call Number: B Billings, Grace *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211229

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