CollectionAbraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress The papers of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, representative from Illinois, and sixteenth president of the United States, contain approximately 40,550 documents dating from 1774 to 1948, although most of the collection spans from the 1850s through Lincoln’s presidency (1861-1865). Roughly half of the collection, more than 20,000 documents, comprising 62,000 images, as well as transcriptions of approximately 10,000 documents, is online. Included on this...
- Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
ArticleAbraham Lincoln and Emancipation - Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress - Digital Collections The Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment brought about by the Civil War were important milestones in the long process of ending legal slavery in the United States. This essay describes the development of those documents through various drafts by Lincoln and others and shows both the evolution of Abraham Lincoln’s thinking and his efforts to operate within the constitutional boundaries of the presidency.
ArticleAssassination of President Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress - Digital Collections On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy,
- Date: 1865
ArticleEditors' Preface to the Transcriptions - Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress - Digital Collections How did the editors choose which documents to transcribe and what editorial rules to follow? This essay provides answers to those questions and also includes a brief bibliography of sources consulted and basic background information on Lincoln’s writing style, penmanship, and preservation practices. The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress contains the documents Abraham Lincoln preserved from his personal papers and those...