Film, Video How a President Learned to Write
About this Item
- How a President Learned to Write
- Contributor Names
- Evans, Clark (Curator)
- Subject Headings
- - Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- - Rutledge, Ann, -1835
- - Motion Pictures
- Motion Pictures
- - Abraham Lincoln considered his formal education to be "defective" from an early age, and he compensated by devoting intense effort to self-education through reading. In his twenties, while serving as New Salem Postmaster and a member of the Illinois State Assembly, Lincoln studied the law and taught himself surveying. After mastering Kirkham's Grammar, he gave his copy of the book to Ann Rutledge, in whom some believe Lincoln had a romantic interest, inscribing it: "Ann M. Rutledge is now learning grammar." Ann died tragically a short time later from typhoid fever.
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- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Evans, Clark. How a President Learned to Write. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/myloc15. (Accessed January 24, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Evans, C. How a President Learned to Write. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/myloc15.
MLA citation style:
Evans, Clark. How a President Learned to Write. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/myloc15>.