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  • Subject is exactly "Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Assassination."

The midnight knell : a poem, 1881 September 20

The Midnight Knell, a poem. Dated September 20, 1881. This poem by Henry C. Dane memorializes the death of President James A. Garfield. Imprint at bottom of the broadside reads, "Published by N. W. Appleton, 7 School Street."

Guiteau's dream, about 1882

Guiteau's dream. Dated about 1882. A song written from the perspective of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated United States President James A. Garfield. Sung to the melody of “Sad and Lonely.”

Check to Albert Hawkins, 1881 June 30

President James A. Garfield issued this check to African-American coachman Albert Hawkins two days before the President was shot. After the death of President Garfield, Mrs. Lucretia Garfield gave the check to the historian Edward Everett Hale, who…