Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- Existence: 1809 - 1865
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was a lawyer and politician from Illinois. He served as the 16th president of the United States between 1861 and 1865.
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Abraham Lincoln certificate of appointment for John H. Henry
Printed form with handwritten entries. The item is dated 11 March 1863 and was signed by Lincoln and William Henry Seward, secretary of state of the United States. Lincoln appoints John J. Henry of Delaware to be the commissioner and consul general of the United States in Liberia.
Charles Shuster Zane autobiography
Mimeographed copy of a typewritten autobiography. Zane writes about his early life as a student and as a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois. He tells about his personal acquaintance with Abraham Lincoln and about hearing Lincoln give formal speeches on several occasions. Zane was appointed a federal judge in 1884 for the territory of Utah and writes about presiding over a number of important cases relating to polygamy in Utah. He later practiced law in Utah.
Phineas Densmore Gurley letter
Handwritten and signed letter written in Washington DC, dated Oct. 31, 1862, and addressed to Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), President of the United States. Gurley states that the Reverend Alexander W. Sproull is of good character and is very devoted to his work. He recommends Sproull for the position of "Hospital Chaplaincy."
Hancock County, Illinois Court appeal bond
Handwritten and printed appeal bond. The item records the obligation of the plaintiff, John Boyuton, to pay defendant Jabez A. Bebe the sum of fifteen dollars. The document claims to be taken from a judgement rendered by justice of the peace Abraham Lincoln and was approved by court clerk Jacob Cunningham Davis.
Edward M. Hayhurst correspondence and other material
Civil War correspondence of Edward M. Hayhurst to and from his family, including typescripts; as well as photographs, genealogical papers, and other family materials.
Henry Strong Huntington journals, 1856-1875
Henry Strong Huntington's journals.
Henry Strong Huntington personal papers, 1827-1971, bulk: 1851-1877
Henry Strong Huntington's personal papers. Includes primarily correspondence, speeches and sermons, newspaperclippings, and ephemera. Most materials date from 1851-1877. One clipping is for a family reunion in 1971. Also includes an 1827 diary from Henry Smith detailing journeys around New England as a minister, as well as some family happenings. Dated 1827-1971.
Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln
Photocopy of a handwritten humorous story. The item is unsigned but the story was one known to have been told on occasion by Abraham Lincoln. In part it reads: "He said he was riding bass-ackwards on a jass-ack through a patton-cotch on a pair of baddle-sags ..."
Henry Strong Huntington papers
Letter to Abraham Lincoln
Handwritten letter by Reed, John Titus, and Thomas Drake to Lincoln requesting appointment of Standish Rood as United States Marshall for Utah Territory.