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1909 The Lincoln Farm Association Honorary Member Certificate
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1909 The Lincoln Farm Association Honory Member Certificate

Issued to "N.E. Waite" and dated January 20th, 1909, this certificate was Printed by the American Bank Note Company, New York, Litho.  It has a red seal that says "The Lincoln Farm Association 1906".    The certificate is numbered 81723.  The certificate measures 12 X9 inches and bears facsimile signatures of the Association's officers and directors, which include Mark Twain, William Howard Taft, and more (see below).

The Certificate reads:

January 20th, 1909

N. E. Waite

You have this day been enrolled as

An Honorary Member of

The Lincoln Farm Association

a patriotic organization formed by American citizens for the purpose of preserving as a National Park, the farm on which Abraham Lincoln was born.  In witness whereof the names of the officers and directors and seal of the Association are hereunto affixed.

"The Lincoln Farm Association was incorporated on April 18, 1906, for the purposes of honoring and perpetuating the memory of Abraham Lincoln, the taking and holding of 110 acres of his birthplace farm, and the development and maintenance of the same. The original Board of Directors included many illustrious names:

Joseph H. Choate
Henry Watterson
Cardinal Gibbons
August Saint-Gaudens
Charles A. Towne
Joseph W. Folk
August Belmont
William H. Taft
Albert Shaw
Lyman J. Gage
Samuel L. Clemens
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Norman Hapgood
Ida Tarbell
Horace Porter
Edward M. Shepard
William Travers Jerome
Robert J. Collier
Thomas Hastings
Clarence H. Mackay
Richard Lloyd Jones [
9]

The Board of Trustees included the above as well as Oscar L. Straus, John A. Johnson; Charles Evans Hughes, Samuel Gompers,Augustus E. Willson, William Jennings Bryan and Charles E. Miner." - from NPS.gov

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