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A. Lincoln: Confirming a library treasure tucked away for decades

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014

Vespasian Warner Public Library

director Joan Rhoades was aware

of the book and its inscription for more than 25 years. It was a volume of C.H. Moore’s personal collection that helped start the library in 1908. But, it wasn’t until the staff and research facilities of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, located just 40 miles down the road, were able to help that she knew for certain who inscribed the book.

By now, there is hardly a national news outlet or publication that isn’t aware of the story — just Google it, and you’ll find out, telling how the library in a small Midwestern town discovered it owned a book inscribed by Abraham Lincoln.

For the complete article see the 08-29-2014 issue.

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