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MS Lincoln 1

Lincoln Room collection of miscellaneous papers, 1837-1924: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard College Library


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© 2004 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

Last update on 2015 July 7

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b [Lincoln Room]
Call No.: MS Lincoln 1
Title: Lincoln Room collection of miscellaneous papers,
Date(s): 1837-1924.
Quantity: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and other materials by and about Abraham Lincoln primarily collected by Willaim W. Nolen. There are also documents concerning slaves, particularly in Louisiana.

Acquisition Information:

Most of these manuscripts were part of the Nolen collection of Lincolniana, bequeathed to Harvard by William W. Nolen, class of 1884, received: 1924-1925.
More specific acquisition information follows each item entry and notes, if it is known.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Lincoln Room Collection of Miscellaneous Papers, 1837-1924 (MS Lincoln 1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged into the following series: Please note that item number 94 was inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Scope and Content

Includes letters from Lincoln to Samuel Austin Allibone, Robert Todd Lincoln, Caleb Blood Smith and Charles Sumner and other letters. There are Lincoln legal papers, proof sheets of his First inaugural address, 8 pencil and wash portraits of Lincoln by an unidentified artist, and printed materials concerning Lincoln, among other items. The collection also includes documents concerning the sale of slaves, especially in Louisiana.

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