Abraham Lincoln Miscellaneous Papers,1840-1864

Descriptive Summary

Title
Abraham Lincoln Miscellaneous Papers,1840-1864
Creator
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Extent
7 items
Subjects
Bay, J. Christian (Jens Christian), 1871-1962.
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.
Collier, Robert Joseph, b. 1876.
Collins, John L. (Confederate prisoner at Camp Douglas)
Dayton, William L. (William Lewis), 1807-1864.
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861.
Fremont, John Charles, 1813-1890.
Harding, Aaron, 1805-1875.
Haycraft, Samuel, 1795-1878.
Jones, Richard Lloyd, 1873-1963.
Latham, Robert B., 1818-1895.
MacKay, Clarence Hungerford, b. 1874.
Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882.
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869.
Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921.
Democratic Party (U.S.)-- History-- Sources.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)-- History-- Sources.
Campaign literature, 1856-- Republican.
Indians of North America-- Illinois-- History-- Sources.
Missouri compromise.
Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1856-- Sources.
Sectionalism (United States)-- History-- Sources.
Slavery-- United States-- Extension to the territories-- History-- Sources.
Camp Douglas (Ill.)-- History-- Sources.
Illinois-- Politics and government-- To 1865-- Sources.
Southern States-- History-- Sources.
Southern States-- Politics and government-- 1775-1865-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Causes-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Prisoners and prisons-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
President of the United States, 1861-1865. Includes a 12 Apr. 1864 commission for Edmond J. Thomas as assistant quartermaster of volunteers with the rank of captain; a 6 July 1864 letter to Edwin Stanton (secretary of war) concerning the release of Private John L. Collins, prisoner of war at Camp Douglas, Ill.; a photocopy of a 27 Sept. 1840 letter to Mary Speed reporting on Joshua Speed's health, describing seeing slaves chained together aboard a ship he was on, and complaining of a toothache; facsimile of a scrapbook; a photocopy of a 1 Oct. 1856 speech on "Sectionalism," with correspondence relating to its deposit at The Filson Club; a copy of a 28 May 1860 letter to Samuel Haycraft relating family history; and a copy of the last photo taken of Lincoln with notes by Joshua Speed