President John Adams Authentic Lock of Hair

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Sale price£12,000
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  • An authentic lock of John Adams' hair

A leading champion of independence in 1776, John Adams was the second President of the United States (1797 - 1801). One of the most influential founding fathers, Adams has left an enduring legacy as a key American statesman, diplomat and political theorist.

Adams' revolutionary credentials secured him two terms as George Washington's vice president and his own election in 1796 as the second president. John Adams was also the father of the 6th President John Quincy Adams.

A very rare substantial lock of founding father John Adams’s hair, originally obtained from the estate of George F. Noyes of Portland, Maine.

Hairs measure approximately 3.5″ in length and the lock is affixed to a 4 x 3.75 inch off-white sheet with a single spot of red wax. Notation on the sheet reads, “Presented me by Elizabeth Adams Quincy, President Adams hair Quincy.”

Accompanied by the original period envelope the hair was discovered in, labelled “President Adams’ hair.”

Also accompanied by a desirable and important letter of provenance which states, in part: “The enclosed lock of President John Adams hair was uncovered while searching through the estate of George F. Noyes of Portland, Maine. He was a Civil War officer on General Abner Doubleday’s staff. The remnants of his belongings included several boxes of papers and included a letter from Doubleday, many letters to his wife, several thousand envelopes, etc…This [ generous] lock of hair was in a sealed envelope, stuffed among the many others.”

While small strands of Adams’s hair occasionally appear of sale, this substantial lock is perhaps the most generous and consequential President Adams hair lock ever offered. A founding father relic of immense historical importance.

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