Check to Albert Hawkins, 1881 June 30

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Title

Check to Albert Hawkins, 1881 June 30

Description

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 notes the history of the check on the reverse.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts.
USM 009

Date

1881 06 30

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A74/002/043

Extent

1 item ; 8 x 20 cm.

Provenance

Gift of Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

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Citation

Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881, “Check to Albert Hawkins, 1881 June 30,” digitalVGW, accessed October 22, 2020, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/163.