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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865



  • Existence: 1809 - 1865

Biographical History

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 letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293486]
Identifier: Vault MSS 618
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter listing questions Lincoln wished asked of Gouverneur Morris and Solomon Alofsen at a deposition hearing concerning their roles as officers of the Sangamon & Morgan Railroad. The letter is accompanied by another document, signed by L. Stillwell, verifying the handwriting of Lincoln.

Dates: 1851

Abraham Lincoln letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293353]
Identifier: Vault MSS 605
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter designating George Harrington temporary Secretary of the Treasury in the abscence of Salmon P. Chase.

Dates: 1862

Abraham Lincoln letter to Samuel D. Marshall

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292538]
Identifier: Vault MSS 563
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written from Springfield, Illinois, dated December 30, 1845, and addressed to the attorney, Samuel D. Marshall. The item is concerned with a plea to be brought before the "Supreme Court." Lincoln questions how the case is to be presented and how much it will cost.

Dates: 1845 December 30

Abraham Lincoln pardon and correspondence

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 325
Scope and Contents

Collection includes originals and photocopies of correspondence between Abraham Lincoln and Andrew G. Ege from 1864. Includes a letter from Ege requesting a discharge from the draft for his son, and the reply from Lincoln in which the request is granted.

Dates: 1864

Glenn Marston collection on Abraham Lincoln

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8077
Scope and Contents

Contains Abraham Lincoln collectibles, the documentation about the items, and the receipts from their purchase. The items include photographs of original portraits of Lincoln and his assassin, John W. Booth, photograph of an Abraham Lincoln/Andrew Jackson election ballot, and a reproduction of a photograph of Lincoln in front of his home in 1860. Dated 1932 to 2011.

Dates: 1932-2011

Republican Party tickets

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7464

The National Union tickets are tickets for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson in the 1864 election.

Dates: 1864

Sign of the sword

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233603296]
Identifier: MSS 8101
Scope and Contents

Contains one screenplay, written by Ruth Shinsel, called Sign of the Sword, which is about Abraham Lincoln. The interior cover says "to Bob and Ora" and has four signed names. Dated 1971.

Dates: 1971

Joseph Smith land indenture

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230335850]
Identifier: MSS 1258
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and printed land indenture. Smith, as trustee of the Mormon Church, agrees to pay for land in Macedonia, Hancock County, Illinois. The item was signed by an Abraham Lincoln as justice of the peace. The Lincoln signed his name "Abm Lincoln." The sixteenth president of the United States almost invariably signed his name as "A. Lincoln.

Dates: 1843

Transcriptions of Hayhurst family letters, 1862-1938

Identifier: MSS 7928 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains a compact disc with electronic transcriptions of Hayhurst family letters produced by Richard A. Meyer; edited printouts of the transcriptions created by Amanda Crandall, processor manuscript processing specialist in 2011-2012; and, edited transcriptions created through L. Tom Perry Special Collections' Transcribe program in 2016.

Dates: 1862-1938

John M. Vaughan letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230319979]
Identifier: MSS SC 2160
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters addressed to Samuel Russell, a Mormon in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the American Civil War. Also included is a typescript of some of the letters. The letters tell about Vaughan's dislike for Abraham Lincoln, his visits to Virginia and the battlefield of Second Manassas (Bull Run) where he helped care for the wounded, and his anti-black sentiments.

Dates: 1862-1863