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MS Am 2605

Miscellaneous documents relating to Abraham Lincoln, circa 1838-1948: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 2605
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Miscellaneous documents relating to Abraham Lincoln, circa 1838-1948.
Date(s): 1838-1948.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (3 boxes, 1 portfolio box)
Language of materials: Materials in English and German.
Abstract: Miscellaneous letters, documents, and memorabilia to and about Abraham Lincoln concerning his family, political career, assassination, and aspects of the American Civil War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry. The last addition to this collection was made 2012 June 25.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Melanie Wisner

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Miscellaneous Documents Relating to Abraham Lincoln, circa 1838-1948 (MS Am 2605). Houghton Library, Harvard University

Biographical / Historical

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) served as the sixteenth President of the United States from March 4, 1861 until his assassination.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author or title.

Scope and Contents

Includes legal documents from Abraham Lincoln's legal practice; letters written to Lincoln, including recommending names for various appointed offices and volunteering service; ballots and voting records, some from Lincoln's home state of Illinois; campaign insignia, including tintypes, cartes-de-visite (card photographs), and a stereograph; correspondence, documents, and memorabilia relating to Lincoln's assassination, its effects, and its aftermath generally as well as specific memorial activities, including mezzotints, sketches, and cameos; and a few documents more generally concerned with the American Civil War and slavery.

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