McElroy, John, 1846-1929

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Birth 1846
Death 1929

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Editor of the National Tribune in Washington, D.C. who had served in the 16th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War and wrote several books on that war. Osborn H. Oldroyd, from Ohio, was a collector of Lincoln artifacts and memorabilia who came to Springfield, Illinois in 1884 and lived in the Lincoln home, making it a museum, until the state bought it in 1893. He then moved his museum to Washington, D.C. to the house where Lincoln died. He sold his collection to the government in 1925 for $50,000.

From the description of Letters, 1914, 1915. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52576672

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