Willie Lincoln gave Johnny Roll his dag
when his Dad took him to Washington.
Springfield Ill. 1/5-1943
Mr. J.C. Boos
My Dear Mr. Boos:
I am mailing herewith a copy of the Grace Bedell story which I thought you might like to add to your Lincoln collection, they are photostats from newspaper clippings. I have many reproductions, many of which are from the originals. The walls and tables in my Den are completely coverd with pictures of or related to Lincoln Lore (my hobby) but it is comming to be quite a burden in caring for it and entertaining the many callers and correspondents.
John Linden Roll
Christmas day marked my 88 1/2 birth. I am thinking of dispossing of my entire collection.