Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers from the Manuscript
Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately
20,000 documents. It contains a letter written
Pierce to Lincoln expressing his sympathy after
the death of Willie Lincoln on February 20, 1862. Pierce's
son was the same age as Willie when he was killed in a
railroad accident in 1853. This
is the only letter from Pierce in the Lincoln Papers.
American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and
Other Printed Ephemera
The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary
source items dating from the seventeenth century to the
present and encompasses key events and eras in American
history. Search the
bibliographic records and the full-text option to find
items related to Franklin Pierce.
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional
Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
This collection contains a large selection of congressional
material related to Franklin Pierce's political career
as a member of the House of Representatives, U.S. senator,
and president. Search
this collection by date and type of publication to
find materials related to Pierce.
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection,
This collection presents 396 pamphlets from the Rare Book
and Special Collections Division, published from 1822 through
1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote
about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction,
and related topics. It includes a
letter on slave emancipation that
was submitted to Franklin Pierce by the Indiana House
of Representatives on December 2, 1854.
Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating
to presidential inaugurations, including Pierce's
Highlights from this collection include:
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1820-1860
This collection consists of over 15,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1820 to 1860, including six songs
related to Franklin Pierce.