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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Order of Simon Cameron to Illinois and Indiana Regiments (written by Abraham Lincoln), May 28, 1861; endorsement of Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, May 28, 1861

Order of Simon Cameron 1 Order of Simon Cameron 2
Order of Simon Cameron 3 Order of Simon Cameron 4

(only endorsement included in Collected Works)
Record Group 107: Records of the Secretary of War, 1791-1947, Entry 23: Record Series Originating During the Period 1789-1889, Correspondence, Letters Received, Letters Received (Irregular Series), 1861-1866, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Order for Henry W. Halleck to Organize an Army for Active Service (written by Abraham Lincoln), September 3, 1862

Order for Henry W. Halleck Order for Henry W. Halleck

(original in Lincoln's hand unlocated in Collected Works)
Record Group 94: Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, Entry 12: Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General (Main Series), 1861-1870, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to Anne Williamson, July 29, 1864

Lincoln to Williamson

(incomplete transcription in Collected Works based on newspaper account)
Private Collection

Abraham Lincoln to William B. Campbell and others, October 22, 1864

Lincoln to Campbell 1 Lincoln to Campbell 2
Lincoln to Campbell 3 Lincoln to Campbell 4

(original unlocated in Collected Works)
Record Group 76: Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations, 1716-1979, Entry 436: Miscellaneous Claims: Other Miscellaneous Claims, 1795-1917, Miscellaneous Claims, 1824-1887, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, November 15, 1864

Lincoln to Dubois

(incorrectly dated and transcribed in Collected Works because of faulty copy)
Halstead Collection, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Abraham Lincoln to Beriah Magoffin, August 24, 1861

Lincoln to Magofifn 1 Lincoln to Magoffin 2
Lincoln to Magoffin 3 Lincoln to Magoffin 4

Letter: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL
Envelope: Private Collection, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia