United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Bedell, Grace, 1848-1936; Billings, Grace Bedell, 1848-1936
Letters sent to Grace Bedell, "Lincoln's Little Girl." As a little girl Grace saw an election portrait of Lincoln with a shaven face. Grace wrote Lincoln asking him to grow a beard as she thought he would look better with whiskers. Grace told...
Michigan--History; Local histories; Memoirs; Oral histories (document genre); Grand Rapids (Mich.); Personal narratives; Heritage Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.); Grand Valley State University; Women
Miss Blake was a Radcliffe graduate and taught school at Union High School for 34 years. Miss Blake met both Woodrow Wilson and Howard Taft at the Lady’s Literary Club. She also worked in the 1912 National campaign for women’s suffrage movement.