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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.
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Subject Headings
-  Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss,--1816-1894--Correspondence
-  Bates, Edward,--1793-1869--Correspondence
-  Blair, Montgomery,--1813-1883--Correspondence
-  Brewster, Benjamin Harris,--1816-1888--Correspondence
-  Chase, Salmon P.--(Salmon Portland),--1808-1873--Correspondence
-  Colfax, Schuyler,--1823-1885--Correspondence
-  Davis, David,--1815-1886--Correspondence
-  Grant, Ulysses S.--(Ulysses Simpson),--1822-1885--Correspondence
-  Hay, John,--1838-1905--Correspondence
-  Johnson, Andrew,--1808-1875--Correspondence
-  Johnson, Reverdy,--1796-1876--Correspondence
-  Lincoln, Mary Todd,--1818-1882--Correspondence
-  McClellan, George B.--(George Brinton),--1826-1885--Correspondence
-  Meade, George Gordon,--1815-1872--Correspondence
-  Morgan, Edwin D.--(Edwin Denison),--1811-1883--Correspondence
-  Nicolay, John G.--(John George),--1832-1901
-  Nicolay, John G.--(John George),--1832-1901--Correspondence
-  Rosecrans, William S.--(William Starke),--1819-1898--Correspondence
-  Seward, William H.--(William Henry),--1801-1872--Correspondence
-  Seymour, Horatio,--1810-1886--Correspondence
-  Smith, Caleb B.--(Caleb Blood),--1808-1864--Correspondence
-  Speed, James,--1812-1887--Correspondence
-  Stanton, Edwin M.--(Edwin McMasters),--1814-1869--Correspondence
-  Sumner, Charles,--1811-1874--Correspondence
-  Trumbull, Lyman,--1813-1896--Correspondence
-  Victoria,--Queen of Great Britain,--1819-1901--Correspondence
-  Wallace, Lew,--1827-1905--Correspondence
-  Washburne, E. B.--(Elihu Benjamin),--1816-1887--Correspondence
-  Welles, Gideon,--1802-1878--Correspondence
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  United States--Politics and government--1861-1865
-  Arranged in five series. Series 1: General Correspondence and Related Documents, 1833-1916; Series 2: Additional Correspondence, 1858-1865; Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1837-1897; Series 4: Addenda, 1774-1948; and Series 5: Oversize, 1776-1865.
-  Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress : Series 1-3 available through the Library of Congress Web site at
-  Microfilm edition (J.F. Alexander) available, no. 5,075 (1N).
-  Microfilm edition of Series 1-3 available, no. 12,005-97N (no. 12,088-97P; 2nd copy: no. 12,088.1-97P).
-  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1960.
-  Gift, Robert Todd Lincoln, 1923.
-  Gift, Helen Nicolay, 1947.
-  Other gifts, transfers, deposits, purchases, and reproductions, 1901-2013.
-  Selected materials transferred to appropriate custodial divisions of the Library of Congress.
-  U.S. president and representative and lawyer from Illinois.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
-  Index published by the Library of Congress in 1960 available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
40,550 items.
221 containers plus 11 oversize.
98 microfilm reels.
48 linear feet.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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