Series II (Illinois Papers)

Series II (Illinois Papers)

Below is a sample of new documents written by Abraham Lincoln or with substantial endorsements written by Lincoln that do not appear in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953-55) or either of its supplements (1974, 1990).  Because the Papers of Abraham Lincoln has a much broader scope, the project has also scanned thousands of letters to Lincoln and other documents not included in the Collected Works.

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Abraham Lincoln to Charles H. Ray, June 27, 1858

Lincoln to Ray 1 Lincoln to Ray 2

Cantigny, Colonel Robert R. McCormick Research Center, Wheaton, IL

Abraham Lincoln to H. P. Sloan, August 3, 1858

Lincoln to Sloan, August 1858

Private collection

Abraham Lincoln to B. F. James, March 1, 1859

Lincoln to James, March 1859

Chapin Library, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Abraham Lincoln to Eleazer A. Paine, March 3, 1859

Lincoln to Paine, March 1859 Lincoln to Paine, March 1859

Private collection

Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Corwin, October 9, 1859

Lincoln to Corwin, October 1859 Lincoln to Corwin, October 1859
Lincoln to Corwin, October 1859  

Private collection

Abraham Lincoln to I. A. Freeman, March 6, 1860

Lincoln to Freeman

The Raab Collection.

Abraham Lincoln to Elias W. Leavenworth, June 4, 1860

Lincoln to Leavenworth

Private Collection.

Abraham Lincoln to Leonard Swett, June 1860

Lincoln to Swett

Private Collection.