(Lincoln, William Wallace "Willie," 1850-1862)
(Lincoln, William Wallace "Willie," 1850-1862), Lock of hair, encased in a small tintype box, bound with small string and with a muslin background; Willie Lincoln, the third son of Abraham Lincoln died in the Executive Mansion on February 20th, 1862 of "Bilious Fever." He remains the only child of any president to have died at the White House. Provenance: The Oliver R. Barrett Collection, ref. Sandburg, Carl, Lincoln Collector: The Oliver R. Barrett Collection, New York, 1950.