Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948.

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948.

Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948.

Correspondence and other papers relating primarily to Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War. Includes two drafts of the Gettysburg address, material preserved by John G. Nicolay in his capacities as Lincoln's secretary and editor of the Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln (1905), a letter of condolence from Queen Victoria to Mary Todd Lincoln, and a small amount of material about Lincoln dated after 1865. Correspondents include Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Edward Bates, Montgomery Blair, Benjamin Harris Brewster, Salmon P. Chase, Schuyler Colfax, David Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, John Hay, Andrew Johnson, Reverdy Johnson, George Brinton McClellan, George Gordon Meade, Edwin D. Morgan, John G. Nicolay, William S. Rosecrans, William Henry Seward, Horatio Seymour, Caleb B. Smith, James Speed, Edwin McMasters Stanton, Charles Sumner, Lyman Trumbull, Lew Wallace, E.B. Washburne, and Gideon Welles.

40,550 items.221 containers plus 11 oversize.98 microfilm reels.48 linear feet.

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Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896

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Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); State Representative, St. Clair County (1840-1842); Illinois Secretary of State (1841-1843); unsuccessful candidate for Governor (1880). From the description of Letter, September 29, 1842. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 71275513 Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); S...

Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

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Lyman Baldwin Prindle, engineer in Litchfield, Connecticut. From the description of Royal patent issued to Lyman Baldwin Prindle, 1868 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702199331 Queen of Great Britain. From the description of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, papers, 1842-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981507 Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901. From the description of Papers, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 23200...

Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

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Congressman from Indiana; Vice President of the United States, 1869-1873. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Henry G. Hill, New York, 1864 Mar. 23. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900958 South Bend, Indiana, newspaper publisher, 1845-1863; Indiana representative, 1855-1869; speaker, House of Representatives, 1863-1869; U.S. vice president, 1869-1873. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to E.F. Chapman, 1867 Feb. 23. (A...

McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885

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George Brinton McClellan was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1826. He entered the United States Military Academy in 1842 and graduated in 1846, second in his class of cadets. He was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In the fall of 1852, he received an assignment to the Department of Texas, with orders to perform a survey of Texas rivers and harbors. In 1853 he participated in the Pacific Railroad surveys to select an appropriate route for the upcoming trans...

Bates, Edward, 1793-1869

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Lawyer, politician, and U.S. attorney general. From the description of Edward Bates papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1861-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979981 Epithet: Clerk at the Treasury British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x0001e0 St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer, judge and legislator; candidate for Republican nomination for president, 1860; United States attorney general under Abraham L...

Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905

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Author, U.S. Army officer, and politician; b. Lewis Wallace. From the description of Papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906). (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 82681337 Wallace was Governor of the Territory of New Mexico from 1878 to 1881. He also wrote the novel "Ben Hur." From the description of Lew Wallace collection, 1882-1926. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37434984 Lawyer, author, army officer, and diplomat. ...

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (b. April 27,1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-d. July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek P...

Speed, James, 1812-1887

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James Speed was a friend and advisor to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln appointed him attorney general in 1864 and he supported Lincoln's moderate treatment of the southern states until Lincoln's death. He then became a radical republican who was a critic of Andrew Johnson. From the description of Speed, James 1812-1887 1863-1876 Papers. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49236177 Louisville lawyer, state legislator, politician, and U.S. attorney general. ...

Hay, John, 1838-1905

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Brown class of 1858. Secretary to Abraham Lincoln; Ambassador to Court of St. James; Secretary of State; author. From the description of Papers, 1829-1916. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122598680 American diplomat and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644640373 Statesman, poet, Secretary of State. ...

Morgan, Edwin D. (Edwin Denison), 1811-1883

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New York governor, 1859-1863. From the description of Letter : Albany, [N.Y.], to Abraham Lincoln, Washington, D.C., 1862 Jan. 10. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30798399 Governor of New York, U.S. Senator, major general, merchant. From the description of Letter, 1867 November 71. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122458844 U.S. senator from New York, U.S. army officer, governor of New York, and businessman. From the...

Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876

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American jurist and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1841 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486276 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1830 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486259 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to "My dear Otho", 1845 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491319 ...

Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

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American jurist and politician. From the description of Letter signed : "War Department," to William Pitt Fessenden, 1862 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580939 U.S. secretary of war 1862-1868. From the description of Telegram (draft) : ms. : Washington, D.C., to Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox C.H., Va., 1865 Apr. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380613 Secretary of War; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. ...

Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873

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Lawyer. From the description of Letter, 1845 March 4, Cincinnati, [Ohio], to Robert F. Paine, Columbus, O[hio]. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13541605 Salmon P. Chase served as the Secretary of the Treasury from 1861 to 1864. He oversaw the creation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (1862) and implemented the introduction of the income tax and the national currency. From the description of Letter press book of the Secretary of the Treasury. 1863, Ju...

Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887

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A native of Maine, Washburne became a Galena, Illinois lawyer and served in the U. S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1853-1869). A supporter of both Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, he was American minister to France (1869-1877). From the description of Letter, 1854, 1857, and 1877. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443060766 From the description of Letters, 1849-1872, nd. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 226...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886

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Governor of New York State. From the description of Letter, 1854 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122641001 Born in Pompey, New York, Horatio Seymour was Governor of New York from 1853-1855 and again from 1863-1865. From the description of Horatio Seymour collection, 1838-1883. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155419234 Governor of New York during the Civil War. From the description of Letters, 1863, 1880. (Abr...

Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882

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Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882) was the wife of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States. From the description of Mary Lincoln letter to Henry Wilson, 1867 January 3. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762831674 From the description of Mary Lincoln letter to Capt. C. H. Tompkins, ca. 1861-1865. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762830219 Wife of Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1856-1859....

Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898

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General during the Civil War; congressman from California (1881-1885); U.S. Register of the Treasury (1885-1893). From the description of Papers, 1864-1895. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24039377 William Starke Rosecrans was an inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and United States Army officer during the Civil War. He was the victor at prominent Western Theater battles such as Second Corinth, Stones River, and the Tullahoma Campaign,...

Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

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A native of Glastonbury, Conn., Gideon Welles began his career as a lawyer but took up journalism as a profession, founding the Hartford Times, which he also edited, in 1826. Active in the Democratic Party in Connecticut, he served in the Connecticut state legislature and in several state offices. He later shifted his allegiance to the Republican Party due to his strong anti-slavery views and founded the Hartford Evening Press, a zealously Republican newspaper. President Abraham Lincoln appointe...

Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864

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Lawyer, statesman, jurist, and U.S. representative from Indiana. From the description of Papers of Caleb B. Smith, 1841-1862 (bulk 1849). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066453 Lawyer, politician, and judge. Smith came to Indiana in 1834. He served in the Indiana House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives, as Secretary of the Interior under Lincoln, and U.S. Court Judge for Indiana. From the description of Papers, 1849-1862. (Indiana Hi...

Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883

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St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer; U.S district attorney, Missouri, 1839-1841; mayor, St. Louis, 1842-1843; judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1843-1849; first solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1855; counsel for Dred Scott, 1856; postmaster general, 1860-1864; Maryland congressman, 1878. From the description of Letter: Wash[ington, D.C.] to Rev[erend] W[illiam] B[uell] Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1865 Nov. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327626 Montgomery Bl...

Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894

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Born in Waltham, Mass., Nathaniel Prentiss Banks worked as a child laborer in a cotton mill and as a mechanic before studying law. He served in the Massachusetts State House of Representatives and was elected to the U.S. Congress as a Democrat in 1853. Reelected as a Republican in 1856, Banks resigned his seat in 1857 and served as governor of Massachusetts from 1858-1861. In the Civil War he was given command in the Department of the Shenandoah, where he was defeated by Stonewall Jackson at Fro...

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

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 Linco...

Brewster, Benjamin Harris, 1816-1888

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U.S. attorney general. From the description of Benjamin Harris Brewster correspondence, 1850-1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451368 U.S. attorney general from 1881-1885. From the description of Benjamin Harris Brewster letters, 1882-1886. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936782 ...

Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70978909 From the description of Civil War letters and general order of George Gordon Meade, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166428745 United States Army general during the Civil War. From the description of George G. Meade letter, 1867 Nov. 5. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255632060 Meade was a US Army officer, ...

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Davis, David, 1815-1886

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Illinois state legislator and jurist, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. senator from Illinois. From the description of Papers of David Davis, 1861-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070696 Bloomington, Illinois lawyer; member of Illinois House of Representatives (1844-1846); judge 8th judicial circuit (1848-1862); U.S. Supreme Court justice (1862-1877); U.S. Senator (1877-1883). From the description of Receipt for judgment costs, February ...

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...