Talk with a Curator: Lucretia Garfield
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Shortly after the untimely death of her husband in 1881, former First Lady Lucretia Garfield wrote a letter to the head of the committe regarding payments made to the doctors that attended to President Garfield. Specifically, “Crete” calls out the payment made to a Dr. Susan Edson. Who was she and what exactly was her connection to the Garfield family?