Abraham Lincoln : miscellaneous papers, 1840-1864.


Abraham Lincoln : miscellaneous papers, 1840-1864.

Includes a 12 Apr. 1864 commission for Edmond J. Thomas as assistant quartermaster of volunteers with the rank of captain; a 6 July 1864 letter to Edwin Stanton (secretary of war) concerning the release of Private John L. Collins, prisoner of war at Camp Douglas, Ill.; a photocopy of a 27 Sept. 1840 letter to Mary Speed reporting on Joshua Speed's health, describing seeing slaves chained together aboard a ship he was on, and complaining of a toothache; facsimile of a scrapbook; a photocopy of a 1 Oct. 1856 speech on "Sectionalism," with correspondence relating to its deposit at The Filson Club; a copy of a 28 May 1860 letter to Samuel Haycraft relating family history; and a copy of the last photo taken of Lincoln with notes by Joshua Speed.

7 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7603909

The Filson Historical Society

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