Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana,

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Title
Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana,
Summary
Collection composed of the papers of Lincoln, Herndon, and Weik, records (1933) of The Weik Manuscript Corporation, and miscellaneous material collected chiefly by Herndon and Weik for use in writing Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (1889).
Papers of Abraham Lincoln consist of correspondence (1833-1865), legal documents (1834-1860), scrapbooks (2 volumes, 1850-1860), one of which Lincoln allegedly prepared for use in his debates (1858) with Stephen Arnold Douglas, and other material. Subjects include national politics, chiefly the presidential campaigns of 1856 and 1860, and Lincoln's law practice in Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln's correspondents include John Bell, Mark W. Delahay, Joshua R. Giddings, Samuel Haycraft, John D. Johnston, Norman B. Judd, Andrew McCallen, Joshua F. Speed, Thaddeus Stevens, Leonard Swett, Richard S. Thomas, John Wentworth, Henry Clay Whitney, Archibald Williams, and Richard Yates.
Papers (1849-1891) of William Henry Herndon include correspondence, mss. of writings on Lincoln, interviews, recollections, notes, and other material. Persons represented include Ninian Wirt Edwards (Lincoln's brother-in-law), Charles Friend, Kate Roby Gentry (schoolmate), Mentor Graham (teacher), Dennis Hanks (cousin), John Hay (secretary), John B. Helm (store clerk), Mary Todd Lincoln (wife), Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln (stepmother), Stephen T. Logan (law partner), Leonard Swett (Illinois lawyer), Frances Wallace (sister-in-law), Robert L. Wilson (colleague in Illinois legislature), and other members of the Lincoln family and Lincoln's schoolmates, law partners, colleagues in law and in the Illinois General Assembly, Whig and Republican party allies, and White House associates.
Papers (1830-1927) of Jesse William Weik consist of correspondence, documents, interviews, and other papers. Weik's correspondents include Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, James Cook Conkling, Richard Henry Dana, John Hay, John G. Nicolay, Edward Lillie Pierce, Lyman Trumbull, and Horace White.
Contributor Names
Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Weik, Jesse William, 1857-1930.
Subject Headings
-  Bell, John,--1796-1869--Correspondence
-  Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah,--1862-1927--Correspondence
-  Conkling, James Cook,--1816-1899--Correspondence
-  Dana, Richard Henry,--1815-1882--Correspondence
-  Delahay, Mark W.--(Mark William),--1818?-1879--Correspondence
-  Douglas, Stephen A.--(Stephen Arnold),--1813-1861
-  Edwards, Ninian Wirt
-  Friend, Charles
-  Gentry, Kate Roby
-  Giddings, Joshua R.--(Joshua Reed),--1795-1864--Correspondence
-  Graham, Mentor,--1800-1886
-  Hanks, Dennis
-  Hay, John,--1838-1905
-  Hay, John,--1838-1905--Correspondence
-  Haycraft, Samuel,--1795-1878--Correspondence
-  Helm, John B
-  Johnston, John D.,--1815---Correspondence
-  Judd, Norman B.--(Norman Buel),--1815-1878--Correspondence
-  Lincoln, Mary Todd,--1818-1882
-  Lincoln, Sarah Bush Johnston,--1788-1869
-  Logan, Stephen T.--(Stephen Trigg),--1800-1880
-  McCallen, Andrew--Correspondence
-  Nicolay, John G.--(John George),--1832-1901--Correspondence
-  Pierce, Edward Lillie,--1829-1897--Correspondence
-  Speed, Joshua F.--(Joshua Fry),--1814-1882--Correspondence
-  Stevens, Thaddeus,--1792-1868--Correspondence
-  Swett, Leonard,--1825-1889
-  Swett, Leonard,--1825-1889--Correspondence
-  Thomas, Richard S.--(Richard Symmes)--Correspondence
-  Trumbull, Lyman,--1813-1896--Correspondence
-  Wallace, Frances,--1817
-  Wentworth, John,--1815-1888--Correspondence
-  White, Horace,--1834-1916--Correspondence
-  Whitney, Henry Clay,--1831-1905--Correspondence
-  Williams, Archibald,--1801-1863--Correspondence
-  Wilson, R. L.--(Robert L.)
-  Yates, Richard,--1815-1873--Correspondence
-  Lincoln family
-  Illinois.--General Assembly
-  Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
-  Weik Manuscript Corporation
-  Whig Party (U.S.)
-  White House (Washington, D.C.)
-  Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858
-  Practice of law--Illinois--Springfield
-  Presidents--United States--Biography
-  Presidents--United States--Election--1856
-  Presidents--United States--Election--1860
-  Illinois--Politics and government--To 1865
-  Springfield (Ill.)--History
-  United States--Politics and government--19th century
-  United States--Politics and government--1861-1865
Notes
-  Arranged in 6 series. Series 1: Arithmetic Book and Scrapbooks, circa 1824-1860; Series 2: Correspondence of Abraham Lincoln, 1833-1865; Series 3: Legal Documents, 1834-1860; Series 4: Papers of William Henry Herndon, 1849-1891; Series 5: Papers of Jesse William Weik, 1830-1927; and Series 6: Miscellany, circa 1824-1933.
-  Microfilm edition of Groups I-V and of the card index available, no. 13,732.
-  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1942.
-  Gift and purchase, 1929-1982.
-  Broadside transferred to Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
-  Photographs and etchings transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Abraham Lincoln, U.S. president, U.S. representative from Illinois, and lawyer; William Henry Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, collector, and biographer from Springfield, Illinois; and Jesse William Weik, lawyer of Greencastle, Indiana, and coauthor of Herndon's Lincoln (1889).
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms001002
-  Calendar and index available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
Medium
4,600 items.
36 containers.
15 microfilm reels.
10 linear feet.
Repository
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mss.home
Library of Congress Control Number
mm74025791
Access Advisory
Open to research.
Language
Description
Collection composed of the papers of Lincoln, Herndon, and Weik, records (1933) of The Weik Manuscript Corporation, and miscellaneous material collected chiefly by Herndon and Weik for use in writing Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (1889). Papers of Abraham Lincoln consist of correspondence (1833-1865), legal documents (1834-1860), scrapbooks (2 volumes, 1850-1860), one of which Lincoln allegedly prepared for use in his debates (1858) with Stephen Arnold Douglas, and other material. Subjects include national politics, chiefly the presidential campaigns of 1856 and 1860, and Lincoln's law practice in Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln's correspondents include John Bell, Mark W. Delahay, Joshua R. Giddings, Samuel Haycraft, John D. Johnston, Norman B. Judd, Andrew McCallen, Joshua F. Speed, Thaddeus Stevens, Leonard Swett, Richard S. Thomas, John Wentworth, Henry Clay Whitney, Archibald Williams, and Richard Yates. Papers (1849-1891) of William Henry Herndon include correspondence, mss. of writings on Lincoln, interviews, recollections, notes, and other material. Persons represented include Ninian Wirt Edwards (Lincoln's brother-in-law), Charles Friend, Kate Roby Gentry (schoolmate), Mentor Graham (teacher), Dennis Hanks (cousin), John Hay (secretary), John B. Helm (store clerk), Mary Todd Lincoln (wife), Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln (stepmother), Stephen T. Logan (law partner), Leonard Swett (Illinois lawyer), Frances Wallace (sister-in-law), Robert L. Wilson (colleague in Illinois legislature), and other members of the Lincoln family and Lincoln's schoolmates, law partners, colleagues in law and in the Illinois General Assembly, Whig and Republican party allies, and White House associates. Papers (1830-1927) of Jesse William Weik consist of correspondence, documents, interviews, and other papers. Weik's correspondents include Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, James Cook Conkling, Richard Henry Dana, John Hay, John G. Nicolay, Edward Lillie Pierce, Lyman Trumbull, and Horace White.
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