Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1843-08-01
Death 1926-07-26
English

Biographical notes:

American lawyer and statesman.

From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1883 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593081

From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1882 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593085

From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General [Benjamin H. Brewster], 1881 Dec. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593078

From the description of Letter signed : Washington City, to the President, 1884 Feb. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593109

Eldest son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.

From the description of Robert Todd Lincoln letterpress volumes, 1865-1926. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 232568241

Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) was the first son of United States President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882). He worked as a lawyer and also served as Secretary of War to United States President James A. Garfield (1831-1881).

From the guide to the Robert Todd Lincoln letter to William B. Davenport, 1911, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

Family members represented include Robert Todd Lincoln; his wife Mary Harlan Lincoln; their daughters Mary Lincoln Isham and Jessie Lincoln Beckwith Johnson Randolph; and their grandchildren, Lincoln Isham, Mary Lincoln Beckwith, and Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith.

From the description of Robert Todd Lincoln family papers at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 1864-1978 (bulk 1889-1927). (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 671641226

Epithet: son of Abraham Lincoln, US Minister in London

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001083.0x0002fb

Family members represented include Robert Todd Lincoln (U.S. Army officer, U.S.secretary of war, diplomat, and lawyer), his wife Mary Harlan Lincoln, his daughters Mary Lincoln Isham and Jessie Lincoln Beckwith Johnson Randolph, his mother Mary Todd Lincoln, and his father Abraham Lincoln.

From the description of Robert Todd Lincoln family papers, 1864-1938 (bulk 1918-1927). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456530

United States Secretary of War.

From the description of Letter signed : Washington City, to the President, 1882 Sept. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593105

Secretary of War, Minister to England.

From the description of Robert Todd Lincoln letter, 1865 August 7, to Dr. H. S. Hender. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64068283

American lawyer and politician. First son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Secretary of War 1881-1885, ambassador to the Court of St. James 1889-1893. President of Pullman Palace Car Company, 1897.

From the description of Robert T. Lincoln letter to S.S. McClure, 1896 Jan 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 320901902

Biographical Note

Robert Todd Lincoln

  • 1843, Aug. 1: Born, Springfield, Ill.
  • 1853: Attended Illinois State University, Springfield, Ill.
  • 1859: Attended Philips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.
  • 1864: Graduated, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1865: Captain, staff of General Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1867 - 1881 : Practiced law, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1868: Married Mary Eunice Harlan
  • 1881 - 1885 : Secretary of war
  • 1889 - 1893 : Minister to Great Britain
  • 1897 - 1901 : Acting president, Pullman Co.
  • 1901 - 1911 : President, Pullman Co.
  • 1911: Moved to Washington, D.C.
  • 1911 - 1922 : Chairman of the board, Pullman Co.
  • 1926, July 25: Died, Manchester, Vt.
  • 1928, Mar. 14: Reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Mary Todd Lincoln

  • 1818, Dec. 13: Born, Lexington, Ky.
  • 1839: Moved to Illinois
  • 1842: Married Abraham Lincoln
  • 1875: Confined to Bellevue sanitarium, Batavia, Ill.
  • 1882, July 16: Died, Springfield, Ill.

From the guide to the Robert Todd Lincoln Family Papers, 1864-1938, (bulk 1918-1927), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Slaves--Emancipation--United States
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Architecture, Domestic--Vermont--Manchester
  • President--Election--1864
  • Asylums
  • President--Biography
  • Slavery--United States
  • Clergy--New York (State)--Kings County
  • Architecture, Domestic--Washington (D.C.)
  • Presidents--Election--1860
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Presidents--United States
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865
  • Political parties
  • Asylums--Illinois--Batavia

Occupations:

  • Cabinet officers
  • Diplomats
  • Lawyers
  • Army officers

Places:

  • Minnesota (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Vermont--Manchester (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Batavia (as recorded)