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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Record Group 112: Office of the Surgeon General (War), 1775-1959, Entry 12, Letters Received, 1818-1889, National Archives Building, Washington, DC
(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
(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
(incomplete transcription in Collected Works based on newspaper account)
(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
(incorrectly dated and transcribed in Collected Works because of faulty copy)
Halstead Collection, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
(original in Lincoln's hand unlocated in Collected Works, conflated with another document)
Record Group 21: Records of the District Courts of the United States, 1685-1991, Entry 81: Records of the United States Supreme Court for the District of Columbia, Habeas Corpus Case Files, 1863-1933, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.