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Abraham Lincoln Miscellaneous Papers,1840-1864

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Title

Abraham Lincoln Miscellaneous Papers

Date

1840-1864

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Abraham Lincoln Miscellaneous Papers, 1840-1864, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

7 items

Scope and Content

President of the United States, 1861-1865. Includes a 12 Apr. 1864 commission for Edmond J. Thomas as assistant quartermaster of volunteers with the rank of captain; a 6 July 1864 letter to Edwin Stanton (secretary of war) concerning the release of Private John L. Collins, prisoner of war at Camp Douglas, Ill.; a photocopy of a 27 Sept. 1840 letter to Mary Speed reporting on Joshua Speed's health, describing seeing slaves chained together aboard a ship he was on, and complaining of a toothache; facsimile of a scrapbook; a photocopy of a 1 Oct. 1856 speech on "Sectionalism," with correspondence relating to its deposit at The Filson Club; a copy of a 28 May 1860 letter to Samuel Haycraft relating family history; and a copy of the last photo taken of Lincoln with notes by Joshua Speed

Subjects

  • Bay, J. Christian (Jens Christian), 1871-1962.
  • Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.
  • Collier, Robert Joseph, b. 1876.
  • Collins, John L. (Confederate prisoner at Camp Douglas)
  • Dayton, William L. (William Lewis), 1807-1864.
  • Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861.
  • Fremont, John Charles, 1813-1890.
  • Harding, Aaron, 1805-1875.
  • Haycraft, Samuel, 1795-1878.
  • Jones, Richard Lloyd, 1873-1963.
  • Latham, Robert B., 1818-1895.
  • MacKay, Clarence Hungerford, b. 1874.
  • Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882.
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869.
  • Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921.
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)-- History-- Sources.
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)-- History-- Sources.
  • Campaign literature, 1856-- Republican.
  • Indians of North America-- Illinois-- History-- Sources.
  • Missouri compromise.
  • Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1856-- Sources.
  • Sectionalism (United States)-- History-- Sources.
  • Slavery-- United States-- Extension to the territories-- History-- Sources.
  • Camp Douglas (Ill.)-- History-- Sources.
  • Illinois-- Politics and government-- To 1865-- Sources.
  • Southern States-- History-- Sources.
  • Southern States-- Politics and government-- 1775-1865-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Causes-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Prisoners and prisons-- Sources.

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