Series III (Presidential Papers)

Series III (Presidential 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 Gideon Welles, June 28, 1864

Lincoln to Welles

Record Group 45, Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, 1691-1945, Entry 44: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, 1798-1921, Correspondence, 1798-1918, Letters Received from the President and Executive Agencies, 1837-1886, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, July 18, 1864

Lincoln to whom it may concern

Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, 1775-1990, Entry 315: Records of the Division of Captured Property, Claims, and Land, General Records, Letters received by the Division, 1863-1887, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to John P. Slough, August 20, 1864

Lincoln to Slough

Private Collection

William H. Herndon to Abraham Lincoln, August 30, 1864; endorsement of Abraham Lincoln, September 3, 1864

Herndon to Lincoln 1

Herndon to Lincoln 2

Private Collection

Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, September 10, 1864

Lincoln to Rosencrans

William S. Rosecrans Papers, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Abraham Lincoln to William P. Fessenden, September 13, 1864

Lincoln to Fessenden 1 Lincoln to Fessenden 2

Jones Library, Amherst, MA

Abraham Lincoln to William P. Fessenden, September 28, 1864

Lincoln to Fessenden 1 Lincoln to Fessenden 2

Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, 1775-1990, Entry 210: Part II - Records of Various Divisions within the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, Records of the Division of Appointments, Correspondence of the Division, Applications and Recommendations for Positions in the Washington, D.C. Offices of the Treasury Department, 1830-1910, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to Unknown, October 1, 1864

Lincoln to Unknown

Private Collection