Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901

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Private secretary and biographer of Abraham Lincoln.

From the description of John George Nicolay autograph [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174963388

A private secretary to Abraham Lincoln while he served as president and a biographer of Lincoln after his death.

From the description of Letters, 1854-1899. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53040007

Private secretaries to President Abraham Lincoln and co-authors of the ten volume "Abraham Lincoln: A History" published in 1890.

From the description of Papers, 1886-1890. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 56434078

Presidential secretary and biographer.

From the description of John G. Nicolay papers, 1811-1943 (bulk 1860-1901). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063613

American biographer and secretary to Lincoln.

From the description of Autograph signature as Marshal of the Supreme Court of the United States to a report : Washington, D.C., 1885 Jun. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611674

From the description of Autograph signature on an endorsement : Washington, D.C., 1865 Feb. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611682

Nicolay served as a secretary for and biographer of Abraham Lincoln.

From the description of Letter, December 11, 1886. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 690959900

Biographical Note

  • 1832, Feb. 26: Born, Essingen, near Landau, Bavaria
  • 1838: Immigrated to the United States
  • 1854 - 1856 : Editor, Free Press, Pittsfield, Ill.
  • 1856 - 1860 : Clerk for secretary of state of Illinois
  • 1860 - 1865 : Private secretary to Abraham Lincoln
  • 1865: Married Therena Bates (died 1885)
  • 1865 - 1869 : United States consul, Paris, France
  • 1872 - 1888 : Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1890: Published with John Hay Abraham Lincoln; A History. New York: Century Co. 10 vols.
  • 1901, Sept. 26: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the John G. Nicolay Papers, 1811-1943, (bulk 1860-1901), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Symington, Evelyn Wadsworth, 1903-1972. Evelyn Wadsworth Symington collection of John Hay material, 1864-1905. Library of Congress
referencedIn Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891. The Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933. Library of Congress
referencedIn Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. Papers of Joseph Holt, 1817-1895 (bulk 1859-1889). Library of Congress
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Envelope addessed to William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, Mass. : manuscript, [1865]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Frank, Isaac, fl. 1864. Letter : Boston, to Abraham Lincoln, [Washington, D.C.], 1864 Sept. 17. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Holcombe, R. I. (Return Ira), 1845-1916. Return I. Holcombe papers, 1859-1916. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Herndon-Weik Collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Abraham Lincoln Papers, 1774-1948 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890. Letter : West Philadelphia, to John Nicolay, n.p., 1863 Dec. 28. Texas Christian University
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. [Envelope, 1882, Washington] D.C. [to] L.L. Davis, Newburyport, Mass. / Jno. G. Nicolay. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Hay, John, 1838-1905. Papers, 1856-1905. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Lincoln Room collection of miscellaneous papers, 1837-1924. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Letter to F.H. Barrett. Washington, DC. 1891 Feb. 27. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Papers of John Hay and Abraham Lincoln, 1840-1911. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Miller, Anson S. (Anson Stowe), 1810-1891. Papers, 1841-1891, 1953. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Return I Holcombe papers., 1859-1916. Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. John George Nicolay autograph [manuscript], undated. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jesse W. Fell Papers, 1806-1965, (bulk 1830-1887) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Letters, 1854-1899. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Autograph signature on an endorsement : Washington, D.C., 1865 Feb. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Read Family Papers, 1568-1906, (bulk 1775-1906) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hay, John, 1838-1905. Papers of John Hay, 1872-1905. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Horace Greeley, 1868 Sept. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burke, Edward, fl. 1862. Letters of recommendation, 1862 : Washington, D.C. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Searcher, Victor. [Papers, manuscripts, notes, etc. 1950-1966] / Victor Searcher. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Rare Books
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frank, Isaac, fl. 1864. Letter : Boston, to Abraham Lincoln, [Washington, D.C.], 1864 Sept. 17. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888. Morrison R. Waite papers, 1818-1933 (bulk 1874-1888). Library of Congress
referencedIn Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Horace Greeley papers, 1812-1928 (bulk 1860-1872). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sturgis, Samuel Davis, 1822-1889. Samuel Davis Sturgis papers, 1851-1881. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867. Letter, July 11, 1862. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Letter signed : Washington, D.C., to J[ohn] L. Bittinger, St. Joseph, Mo., 1864 Sept. 6. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Letter, December 11, 1886. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Mace, Daniel, 1811-1867. Autograph letter signed : Lafayette, Indiana, to William Dennison, 1865 Feb. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Frank W. Ballard, New York, 1878 Feb. 24. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Read, George, 1733-1798. Read family papers, 1568-1906 (bulk 1775-1906). Library of Congress
referencedIn Speed, James, 1812-1887. Speed, James 1812-1887 1863-1876 Papers. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Sturgis, Samuel Davis, 1822-1889. Samuel D. Sturgis and family papers, 1846-1964. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948. Library of Congress
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Dodge, Jane Gay, 1881-1963. Papers, 1861-1951 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Edgar T. Welles, n.p., 1886 Jan. 30. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Letter signed : Washington, D.C., to J[ohn] L. Bittinger, St. Joseph, Mo., 1864 Sept. 6. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Papers, 1886-1890. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. John G. Nicolay papers, 1811-1943 (bulk 1860-1901). Library of Congress
referencedIn Joseph Holt Papers, 1817-1895, (bulk 1859-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1882-1951 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Evelyn Wadsworth Symington Collection of John Hay Material, 1864-1905 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906. Abraham Lincoln : AMsS, 1891. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Envelope addessed to William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, Mass. : manuscript, [1865]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Morrison R. Waite Papers, 1818-1933, (bulk 1874-1888) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Scholl, Gustavus W. Autograph album of Statesmen, poets, and others, 1860s. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Nicolay" to "Palmer". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Autograph File, N, 1686-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. Autograph signature as Marshal of the Supreme Court of the United States to a report : Washington, D.C., 1885 Jun. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. ALS and photograph : Washington, D.C., to Mary Motley, Washington, D.C., 1862 May 17. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hatch, O. M. (Ozias Mather), 1814-1893. Papers, 1818-1891, bulk 1857-1865. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Horace Greeley Papers, 1812-1928, (bulk 1860-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Read family. Papers, 1568-1906 (bulk 1775-1906). Library of Congress
creatorOf John G. Nicolay Papers, 1811-1943, (bulk 1860-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Fell, Jesse W., 1808-1887. Papers of Jesse W. Fell, 1806-1957 (bulk 1830-1887). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hay, John, 1838-1905. Letters from John Milton Hay to the editors of the Century magazine, 1880-1904. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
Role Title Holding Repository
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correspondedWith Bigelow, John, 1817-1911 person
associatedWith Bittinger, John L. person
associatedWith Burke, Edward, fl. 1862. person
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associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
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associatedWith Derby, J. C. (James Cephas), 1818-1892. person
correspondedWith Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879 person
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associatedWith Dodge, Jane Gay, 1881-1963. person
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correspondedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
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correspondedWith Hatch, O. M. (Ozias Mather), 1814-1893 person
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associatedWith Holcombe, R. I. (Return Ira), 1845-1916. person
associatedWith Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. person
associatedWith JANE GAY DODGE, 1881-1963 person
associatedWith Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890. person
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correspondedWith Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926 person
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correspondedWith McClure, Alexander K. (Alexander Kelly), 1828-1909 person
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associatedWith Miller, Anson S. (Anson Stowe), 1810-1891. person
correspondedWith Morgan, Edwin D. (Edwin Denison), 1811-1883 person
associatedWith Nicolay, Helen, 1866-1954. person
correspondedWith Nicolay, Therena Bates, 1836-1885 person
correspondedWith Philbrick, Charles H person
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correspondedWith Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912 person
associatedWith Scholl, Gustavus W. person
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associatedWith Welles, Edgar T. person
associatedWith Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. person
correspondedWith White, Horace, 1834-1916 person
associatedWith William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana (University of Chicago) corporateBody
correspondedWith Woolfolk, A. C. (Austin Coleman), d. 1880 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
France
United States
United States
United States
United States
France
Subject
Women--Suffrage
Diplomatic and consular service, American--France
President--Biography
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Occupation
Biographers
Secretaries, Presidential
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Birth 1832-02-26

Death 1901-09-26

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