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 Alexander K. McClure, August 30, 1860

Lincoln to McClure, August 1860

Henry Horner Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL

Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses Doubleday, January 24, 1861

Lincoln to Doubleday, January 1861

Private collection

Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, January 26, 1861

Lincoln to Hunter, January 1861

Dr. Robert Small Trust and Sotheby's

Page from Copybook, c. 1824-1826

Copybook 1  

Copybook 2

Upper portion: Brown University, Providence, RI
Lower portion: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Assignment of Errors in Edgar County, Illinois v. Mayo, c. December 1846

Edgar County 1

Upper portion: Illnois State Archives, Springfield, IL
Lower portion: St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Charles Lanman to Abraham Lincoln, August 25, 1858; endorsement of Abraham Lincoln to Charles Lanman

Lanham to Lincoln, August 1858 1 Lanham to Lincoln, August 1858 2

(incorrectly dated and incomplete transcription based on Nicolay and Hay)
Meisei University, Hino, Tokyo, Japan