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When U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was informed that Mrs. Lydia Bixby had lost five sons fighting for the Union in the Civil War, he wrote this, perhaps the most famous of all, condolence letters

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"Sir can you please just tell me if he’s alive, B-A-R…" // "I can spell. I have signed more of these condolence letters today than I would care to count. But the name does sound familiar. I’m sorry."

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Condolence letter to Jackie Kennedy from Dr. Martin Luther King on JFK's assassination http://www.rosettabooks.com/ebook/jfks-final-hours-in-texas/

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Portrait Of Elizabeth Stafford, Lady Drury, Sir William Segar Prints - Lady in Waiting to Elizabeth of York

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THEODORE ELY CONDOLENCE LETTER: Theodore Ely condolence letter, 1912 Confusion reigned after Titanic’s sinking as wireless operators and the press broadcast rumors. Thirty thousand people—including reporters, relatives of Titanic passengers, and the curious—greeted the rescue ship Carpathia when she docked in New York on April 18, 1912. Via @Postal Museum

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Hollywood actor Cary Grant. | 9 Heartfelt Condolence Letters Jackie Kennedy Received From Famous People

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Lincoln's letter to a mother of five young men who lost their lives in the Civil War.

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The Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. | 9 Heartfelt Condolence Letters Jackie Kennedy Received From Famous People

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General Douglas MacArthur. | 9 Heartfelt Condolence Letters Jackie Kennedy Received From Famous People

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9 Heartfelt Condolence Letters Jackie Kennedy Received From Famous People

These are beautiful. You'll want to read them with a tissue handy. Nine heartfelt condolence letters Jackie Kennedy received from famous people when Pres. John F. Kennedy died. #JFK

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