Tag Archives: Grace Bedell

U.S. Senator Schumer Requests Bedell Letters to be Displayed at McClurg Museum

WASHINGTON, DC (June 8, 2014) – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer is asking the Detroit Public Library and the Benjamin Shapell Manuscript Foundation to lend two letters exchanged between Abraham Lincoln and Westfield native Grace Bedell to the Chautauqua County … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 111 – 115

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Henry Frisbee (Fredonia), Adolphus Fletcher (Jamestown), Samuel S. Whallon (Mayville), Clavin Rice (Westfield) and Julien T. Williams (Dunkirk). Originally broadcast on local radio stations June 13 – June 17, 2011. Continue reading

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Grace Bedell – Bicentennial Biography No. 31

Abraham Lincoln is not only considered one of America’s greatest presidents, but also one of the most identifiable, thanks in part to his beard. It’s fascinating to consider, then, that the roots of his iconic facial hair can be traced to Chautauqua County and an 11 year-old girl from Westfield… Continue reading

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