MS Am 1845-1845.9
Hay, John, 1838-1905. Papers of John Hay and Abraham Lincoln: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
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Call No.: MS Am 1845-1845.9
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hay, John, 1838-1905.
Title: Papers of John Hay and Abraham Lincoln,
Quantity: 1 collection (10 volumes (.33 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Speeches and legal briefs of the American president Abraham Lincoln, and compositions
by his assistant secretary John Hay.
*69M-11, *69M-17. Bequest of Clarence Leonard Hay; received: 1969 July; 1970 Jan.
Formerly accessioned as *44-674,*44M-263,*44M-262.
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Papers of John Hay and Abraham Lincoln (MS Am 1845-1845.9). Houghton Library, Harvard
John Hay was an American author and statesman. He was assistant secretary to Abraham
Lincoln during the Civil War and secretary of state under William McKinley and Theodore
Arranged in call number order.
Collection consists of papers of John Hay and papers of Abraham Lincoln collected
by Hay. Includes autograph manuscript of Hay's novel The bread-winners, the 1911 edition with manuscript revisions, and a reader's report in French for
the publisher Hachette. Includes portions of the manuscript biography in Hay's hand
of his joint work with John G. Nicolay, Abraham Lincoln: A History. Autograph manuscripts in Lincoln's hand include a Thanksgiving proclamation (1863);
speech on the abolition of slavery in Maryland (1864); letters to B. F. James; two
briefs relating to legal cases (1840-1842); and a facsimile copy of the Emancipation
Proclamation with manuscript additions. Includes a copy of a letter (1865) from Mary
Todd Lincoln to Queen Victoria concerning the death of Lincoln. Also contains a typescript
letter with manuscript revisions from Theodore Roosevelt to John Hay recounting his
western trip in the summer of 1903.
- MS Am 1845.3. Hay, John, 1838-1905. [Abraham Lincoln: a history. The end of the civil war.] A.MS. (unsigned); [n.p., 1885-1886?] 317f.f
The concluding portion of the biography by Hay and Nicolay. [or various chapters from vols 5-10]
- MS Am 1845.4. U.S. President, 1861-1865 (Lincoln). By the President of the United States of America. A proclamation. [caption-title:
the emancipation proclamation] A.MS.s. (facsimile); Washington, 1 January 1863. 4f.(4p.)f
Two printed paragraphs from the proclamation of 22 Sep 1862, with the remainder of the text in Lincoln's hand. Also signed by William Henry Seward.
- MS Am 1845.5. U.S. President, 1861-1865 (Lincoln). [Thanksgiving proclamation] A.MS.s.; Washington, 7 Dec 1863. 1s.(1p.)f
- MS Am 1845.6. Lincoln, Abraham, pres. U.S., 1809-1865. [Speech to serenade from Maryland men on occasion of abolition of slavery in Maryland
(docket)] A.MS. (unsigned); [Baltimore, 19 Oct 1864] 5s.(6p.)f
- MS Am 1845.7. Lincoln, Abraham, pres. U.S., 1809-1865. 5 A.L. to B. F. James:f
- A.L. (signature missing); Springfield, 17 Nov 1845. 1s.(2p.)
- A.L.s.; Springfield, 24 Nov 1845. 1s.(3p.)
- A.L.s.; Springfield, 14 Jan 1846. 1s.(4p.)
- A.L. (signature missing); Springfield, 16 Jan 1846. 1s.(2p.)
- A.L.s.; Springfield, 27 Jan 1846. 1s.(3p.)
- MS Am 1845.7. Lincoln, Abraham, pres.U.S., 1809-1865. [Legal paper for the plaintiff in Iles v. Lyman and Lyman] A.MS.s.(Stuart & Lincoln); [Springfield, 2 Jul] 1840. 1s.(2p.)f
- MS Am 1845.7. Lincoln, Abraham, pres. U.S., 1809-1865. [Declaration for plaintiff in Jones v. Maxey] A.MS.s.(Logan & Lincoln); [Springfield] 1 Dec 1842. 1s.(2p.)f
- MS Am 1845.8. Lincoln, Mary (Todd) 1818-1882. A.L.s. (retained copy) to [Queen Victoria]; Washington, 21 May 1865. 1s.(1p.)
Responding to the Queen's message of condolence on the death of the President.