Weik, Jesse William, 1857-1930

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Author, lecturer, and Lincoln biographer of Greencastle, Indiana. Collaborated with William Henry Herndon on Herndon's Lincoln (1889). Author of The Real Lincoln (1922).

From the description of Correspondence, 1887-1921, 1948. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 59284104

Author, lecturer and Lincoln biographer of Greencastle, Indiana. Collaborated with William Henry Herndon on Herndon's Lincoln (1889). Author of The Real Lincoln (1922).

From the description of Papers, 1833-1929. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 23124659

Biographical Notes

William Henry Herndon

  • 1818 December 25: Born, Greensburg, Ky.
  • 1820: Moved to Illinois
  • 1821: Moved to Sangamon County, Ill.
  • 1825: Moved to Springfield, Ill.
  • 1836 - 1837 : Student, preparatory department, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill.
  • 1840: Married Mary Maxcy (died 1861)
  • 1844: Admitted to bar and formed law partnership with Abraham Lincoln
  • 1854: Elected mayor of Springfield, Ill.
  • 1862: Married Anna Miles
  • 1889: Coauthored with Jesse W. Weik Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (Chicago: Belford, Clarke. 3 vols.)
  • 1891 March 18: Died, Springfield, Ill.

Jesse William Weik

  • 1857 August 23: Born, Greencastle, Ind.
  • 1875: A.B., Indiana Asbury (now DePauw) University, Greencastle, Ind.
  • 1883: A.M., Indiana Asbury University, Greencastle, Ind.
  • 1880: Admitted to bar but never practiced
  • 1889: Coauthored with William H. Herndon Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (Chicago: Belford, Clarke. 3 vols.)
  • 1892: Published Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (New York: D. Appleton. 2 vols.), a revised edition of Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (Chicago: Belford, Clarke. 3 vols.)
  • 1930 August 18: Died

Abraham Lincoln

  • 1809 February 12: Born, Hardin County, Ky.
  • 1816: Moved to Indiana
  • 1830: Moved to Macon County, Ill.
  • 1831: Moved to New Salem, Ill.; employed as storekeeper
  • 1832: Served in Black Hawk War; became partner in Lincoln & Berry, a general store
  • 1833 - 1836 : Postmaster, New Salem, Ill.
  • 1834 - 1836 : Deputy county surveyor, Sangamon County, Ill.
  • 1834 - 1841 : Member, Illinois state legislature (Whig)
  • 1836: Licensed as attorney
  • 1837: Moved to Springfield and practiced law in partnership with John T. Stuart and later Stephen T. Logan
  • 1842: Married Mary Todd
  • 1844: Formed law partnership with William H. Herndon
  • 1847 - 1849 : Member, U.S. House of Representatives (Whig) from Illinois, Thirtieth Congress
  • 1849: Resumed law practice
  • 1856: Joined Republican party
  • 1858: Unsuccessful Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in opposition to Stephen A. Douglas
  • 1860: Elected president
  • 1864: Reelected president
  • 1865 April 14: Shot by John Wilkes Booth
  • 1865 April 15: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Herndon-Weik Collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Watts" to "Willamov". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Conkling family. Papers, 1838-1920. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Herndon-Weik Collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Justin G. Turner Autograph Collection, 1763-1968 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Weik, Jesse W. Correspondence with Belle Greene, 1909 May 20, Aug. 11, Sept. 24, Nov. 25, Dec. 6, 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1850-1895 (inclusive), 1852-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Weik, Jesse William, 1857-1930. Correspondence, 1887-1921, 1948. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Weik, Jesse W. Copy of Belle Greene's reply, 1909 May 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Weik, Jesse William, 1857-1930. Papers, 1833-1929. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Charnwood, Godfrey Rathbone Benson, Baron, 1864-1945. Letters: to [Jesse W.] Weik, 1917 Sept. 10-1920 Jan. 11. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ralston, Wilbur B. Letters, 1894, 1897. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Hertz, Emanuel, 1870-1940. Emanuel Hertz papers, 1826-1936. Library of Congress
creatorOf Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891. Letters to Truman H. Bartlett, 1875-1920 ; bulk: 1875-1892. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Weik, Jesse W. Letter signed : to Pierpont Morgan, 1909 May 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Weik, Jesse W. Letter signed : to Belle Greene, 1912 Dec. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Weik, Jesse W. Correspondence with Belle Greene, 1912 Feb. 7, 13, 18, May 22, 28, Sept. 26, Oct. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944. Letters, 1895-1898. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891. The Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933. Library of Congress
creatorOf Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah, 1862-1927. Letters: to Jesse W. Weik, 1924-1927. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf White, Horace, 1834-1916. Papers, 1855-1944 (bulk 1855-1917). Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Dubois, Jesse Kilgour, 1811-1876. [Papers], 1833-1920. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Library of Congress. Manuscript Division. Calendar of legal papers in the Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress / prepared by C.P. Powell. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Boos, John E., 1879-1974. Papers, 1911-1954, n.d. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891. Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana in the Division of Manuscripts, Library of Congress [microform]. Syracuse University
creatorOf Weik, Jesse W. Correspondence, 1910 Oct. 14, 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891. Papers, 1866-1889. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Turner, Justin G. Justin G. Turner autograph collection, 1763-1968. Library of Congress
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correspondedWith Delahay, Mark W. (Mark William), 1818? -1879 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Donald, David Herbert, 1920-2009. person
associatedWith Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861 person
associatedWith Dubois, Jesse Kilgour, 1811-1876. person
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correspondedWith Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864 person
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associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
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correspondedWith McCallen, Andrew person
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correspondedWith Thomas, Richard S. (Richard Symmes) person
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associatedWith Wallace, Frances, 1817- person
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associatedWith White House (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
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correspondedWith Williams, Archibald, 1801-1863 person
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associatedWith Wilson, R. L. (Robert L.) person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Illinois
United States
United States
United States
Springfield (Ill.)
Subject
Presidents--United States--Biography
Publishers and Publishing
Presidents--United States--Election--1856
Lincoln--Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858
Practice of law--Illinois--Springfield
Presidents--United States--Election--1860
Occupation
Lawyers
Biographers
Collector
Function

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Birth 1857-08-23

Death 1930-08-18

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